– you are not your thoughts (= you are not your panic disorder)
– trying to get rid of something is like the flip side of a coin – hiding from it won’t make it go away however uncomfortable the feelings.
See it more as learning to walk hand in hand with your panic disorder, comfortable in the knowledge that many people suffer from this disorder, that you are far from being alone, and that you can accept yourself as a whole, without defining yourself by it.
Personally, I use the « noting technique » in Headspace for working with my anxiety, and find it extremely useful.
Good luck, and keep at it as it does take a little bit of time to be effective. It is well worth the wait though.
me to keep my mind calm, relaxed and focused. That helps against panic disorder. I gain a lot of clarity doing meditation
- How do you feel after meditation?
- How do you meditate well through illness or feeling pain? I find I struggle to breathe gently if I’m snuffling with a heavy cold and find it difficult to find peaceful calm in the face of persistent pain. Does anyone have strategies for meditating through these sort of challenges?
- Do you feel that meditation helps you?
- When do you find it easier to meditate: early in the day or to help wind down at night?
- How does one move from guided meditations to self directed meditation?
- How do I suppose to feel when meditate?
- How often do you recommend meditation?
- Best application to help me meditate?
- What part of meditation is your favorite?
- How do you motivate yourself to accomplish your habits when you’re busy?