Anxiety that often hard to explain feeling
when your head is telling you to be calm and yet your body and emotions are telling you something different. Wanting to be anywhere other than where you are in that moment when the Anxiety ambushes you. Sometimes out of the blue, rapid and unforeseen, at other times seeing and feeling it in the distance, that advancing hurricane of whirring and stirring emotion of which you are in its direct path. You know it’s going to hit you, you just don’t know how hard.
You try and avoid it the best you can,
but so often you know it’s going to hit you and when it does hit, you fight it, you know it’s going to pass, you know you have never been physically hurt by the panic but you know emotionally it will take its toll. Your body and mind reacting to the force within, seconds feel like minutes, minutes like hours, and when it eventually passes, you are left shaken, uncertain, at times a shadow of previous yourself.
The hurricane has passed, but the strong winds, still buffering you, emotional debris trying desperately to be brought together, to appear ‘normal’ whatever that means, to those around you. Perhaps sometimes you are successful and no one notices, at other times it’s as if your body is reacting, screaming look at me, notice me, I’ve survived, yet again, but I will need time to rebuild, to compose myself again, to meet the challenges of the outside world, which has been needing my attention and my input before, during and after the internal storm struck, pounded and then moved away.
Sufferers of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) might recognise the similarity between a hurricane and the internal storm we call GAD. And yet while you may never become a storm chaser, there is an audio program which has helped many GAD sufferers.
Multiple interlinked sessions (16 sessions in all)
2 x Resource libraries (containing 19 explanation and descriptors between them)
Listening schedule, symptom check list and more.