Online Therapy for Anxiety and Depression via Skype
I want to talk to you now a bit today about anxiety and the way to beat nervousness using some of the techniques that we teach during Mindfulness Treatment sessions.
One of the principal techniques that we'll focus on during these few minutes together is the problem of, that which we call, the problem of identification, of becoming or the problem. This is kind of an interesting theme that the Buddha talked about in great detail in his teachings, and it's also quite fundamental to the issue of stress and depression along with other forms of emotional suffering.
Depression, anxiety, rage may appear. Now, that's the primary part of the situation, in the event you like, it is that which we call a Principal Reaction. Due to conditioning and situation, thought arises, and there it is in the mind.
But that's just the beginning of the situation plus it is really not the major problem. Does not mean that we need to become concerned just because an apprehensive idea arises. Or, just because an angry idea arises does not mean that people must become furious. But, for most of us, naturally, we are unable to make the differentiation, therefore the notion appears and we immediately become that believed. Or an emotion appears and we forthwith become that emotion. Fury appears, we become furious; stress originates, we become concerned.
Ah! There is a thought, there's an emotion, there's a memory, there is an injury... It has appeared in me, but it's not me. We begin to create a relationship with all the thought, the mental item, with the emotion, with the trauma. With whatever it is, we begin to develop a relationship with it rather than becoming it. This really is the most important first step that people teach in Mindfulness Psychology and Mindfulness Therapy : How to actually see without becoming lost inside it, what has arisen in the mind.
So, this really is the initial step that we instruct. If you're suffering from stress, I meditate on that tension and actually would suggest that you simply sit down very quietly and try to see those reactions and those ideas that arise and try to suck you in to becoming anxious. And, when you see those negative thought patterns, don't fight them and definitely don't discount them, but simply greet them with a simple statement, "Ah. I see you. Welcome! You take your place and I Will choose mine." My area is in the center of this enormous field of comprehension by which thoughts originate and do their dance and try to suck us in to becoming the idea or emotion.
So, you're able to train yourself through mindfulness to recognize the emotion or the thought and after that to simply, kind of say, "Yes. I see you. Then in that minute we start to build an instant of selection, of freedom, from that thought, emotion or recollection that is distressing. So, that we do not fall to the trap of proliferating and then becoming lost in emotion or the idea and catastrophizing and creating all of the negative stressing and the, sort of, speculative believing that merely creates a growing number of suffering.
So, that is one of the first trainings in work that is mindfulness that we do together, And, whether it works for you try it for yourself as well as let me know. Thanks!