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Regular severe anxiety/fear

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Have always suffered with a lot of severe anxiety, ever since a kid.

Remember being around age 7 at school & getting going into a state of severe terror & panic - & running away - i was missing for the day.

Had reoccurred my whole life. i don't know exactly where it comes from? It's very hard to identify exactly what it's about. i feel it very much in my chest, especially on the left side. Have been getting a lot of it again recently. Not a lot i can do about it.
 
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I know you have talked about mindfulness. Does that help at all. -dropping into where the pain is and breathing into it? Sorry i just finished my mindfulness course so is very much in my head atm
 

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I know you have talked about mindfulness. Does that help at all. -dropping into where the pain is and breathing into it? Sorry i just finished my mindfulness course so is very much in my head atm
Thanks. Yes, it does help. Have been practising mindfulness/gentle meditation for the past 10 years. i still get it though.

Sometimes it's a lot worse than at other times, & it fluctuates a lot. i've had it a lot this year. i don't act on it, just sit with it. Everything has been turning a yellow tinge at times as well. A friend came over the other evening & was glowing yellow.

This society/civilisation seems so insane - wish i could just switch off to it all, but find it very hard to. i don't understand how some people aren't bothered by what goes on?

i don't know how much is me - & how much is other people/circumstances/society - i tend to think a lot of it isn't my stuff, that i'm just picking up on it all. Debating the same thing on-line for 10 years i don't think has probably helped too much, but am addicted to the internet & i find it helps in certain ways.

How did you find the course? Hope it's a help.
 
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im trying to get back into mindfulness again as i just stopped doing it i cant remember the reason for stopping, im sorry it doesnt always help you x
 
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Glad it helps a bit

I found the course very interesting. I find the concept is something that resonates with me but I have a long way to go. Cant detach from my thoughts or sit with difficult feelings/emotions still very well. Just want to push them away but i do feel like part of the way forward for me is with mindfulness. Just need to persevere, practice, and learn more about it
 
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Sorry to hear you're struggling with this.:hug1:
I get a similar thing and there doesn't seem to be an obvious explanation for it.

Do you keep a diary? Am wondering if perhaps you might be able to identify a trigger if you write things down.. though sometimes these things don't always have a reason.

The thing I do when i'm overcome with fear and anxiety is to remove myself from whatever situation and retreat.
Spending time on my own gives me that space to re-gather.
 

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Sorry to hear you're struggling with this.:hug1:
I get a similar thing and there doesn't seem to be an obvious explanation for it.

Do you keep a diary? Am wondering if perhaps you might be able to identify a trigger if you write things down.. though sometimes these things don't always have a reason.

The thing I do when i'm overcome with fear and anxiety is to remove myself from whatever situation and retreat.
Spending time on my own gives me that space to re-gather.
My family stress me out/general circumstances, but there also isn't an obvious rhyme or reason to it all either.

i do keep a kind of journal, but not so much about what i do from day to day.

i wonder how much is the condition/mental illness - whatever way it's interpreted.
 
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Hi Cp,
If this doesn't make sense to you just ignore. I read one of the decent
psychiatrist's (who are very scarce),view on anxiety; he says it is a case of
TRANSFERENCE, from when we got anxious about our parents behaviour,we then
transfer this to world at large. This was a great help to me,as I was damn sure I
wasn't going to let it continue from the grave,as both are dead.
 
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