For many years of my life, like many people, I suffered from depression and anxiety, which culminated in a series of frequent and absolutely overwhelming panic attacks.
These could strike where ever and when ever they wanted, from one second to the next, without any prior warning - so I couldn't go and seclude myself. It ruined my life for several months and I was so afraid to leave my flat to go to work, the shops or visit friends in case I had a panic attack out of the blue. This in turn, caused my anxiety and panic attacks to escalate even further - and this was while I was medicated to 'control' this. Does this sound familiar?
In the moments between the panic attacks I went to see a naturopath, attempted daily meditation and desperately looked to connect with someone who would listen to my situation and offer me a solution, without attempting to drug me to my eyeballs and simply sedate me. I wanted to understand what was happening to me and how I could transform these moments of panic and find inner calm. I didn't want my life back - I simply wanted to have a life!
My body was screaming messages at me and I felt deaf, blind and totally clueless as to how to interpret these messages. I was lost in translation. Until one day, when during a really severe panic attack, curled in a foetal position on my bed, I felt this determination to purge this panic surge up so strongly from a place deep within me. The panic seemed insurmountable, however there was a part of me that knew I had to get control over these attacks or I would go insane.
In a moment of pure grace, I heard my inner voice speak very loudly and clearly and this is what it instructed me to do, "Breathe!". And so I did. I focused intensely on just breathing with what seemed a superhuman force. That day, I broke the cycle and hold that panic had over me. I have not had a panic attack since that day and my anxiety decreased rapidly. So I know first hand how to stop panic and I want to share with you what I learned.
Watch my interview with Michele Paiva, where we share moments of humour and insight as to how it is possible to stop panic in its tracks and what happens physiologically during these moments and how 'Conscious Breathing' can transform panic to peace. Enjoy and please leave a comment here on the blog or the video.
Once I understood how to process the anxiety and panic through my body, I found confidence and peace of mind. This is my desire for you too.
In Light and Appreciation
Trilby Johnson is an Author, Speaker and Body Energy Alchemist, who supports conscious forward-thinking individuals to move from pain to freedom and attain their next level of expertise, spiritual well-being and transformation. When they connect the essence of who they truly are and realize and align with their full potential, they can live happy, healthy and successful lives. She specializes in quickly resolving the core imbalances that destabilize and hinder a genuine uniquely tailored body, mind, soul connection.
Trilby’s success story is one of transforming self-loathing into self-love and learning how to master her life. She shares her knowledge with others on how to achieve the same and more in their spiritual well-being and transformation.
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