Anxiety Resources

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Anxiety Release CD and App

Anxiety Release (CD or app) shows you how to release anxious thoughts and feelings naturally and effortlessly, by harnessing the power of your brain.

Anxiety is an unpleasant but sometimes necessary feeling which may be triggered by internal or external stimuli. Regardless of the cause, anxiety is maintained by your brain.  Based on recent discoveries from Neuroscience, Anxiety Release uses bilateral stimulation to de-activate your worry-circuit.

It does this by combining guided instructions and focusing (your attention) with non-verbal auditory bilateral brain stimulation. Bilateral stimulation is a treatment element of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). EMDR is a revolutionary treatment which seems to harness the brain’s innate capacity to reprocess traumatic memories and feelings in a most efficient way. When coupled with focused attention, Bilateral stimulation has been found to stimulate decreased worry, increased calmness and relaxation and even improved sleep.  Read more

What is anxiety?

What is anxiety and how can you use your brain to overcome it?

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion. Emotions exist to guide us about how to react to different situations. The purpose of anxiety is to warn us to get ready for some future threat. The threat might be known or unknown, which is why you can feel anxious even though there is nothing particularly wrong in your life.  Thousands of years ago anxiety would have been triggered by life-threatening events, such as the foot-fall of a sabre-tooth tiger. Nowadays, anxiety can be triggered by things such as enclosed spaces, social situations, having to work in unsafe conditions, the list is endless. Although such anxiety  about non-life-threatening situations may seem irrational it’s really just an exaggerated version of what happens when we are faced with a real life-threatening event.  The anxiety response can be magnified by stress, especially during childhood, health problems and genetic factors. Genetics are thought to account for about a third of your chances of having anxiety, about the same chances that you will have the same cholesterol count as your parents.  But anything which takes away the feeling that you have control over your life can be anxiety-provoking. A lot of anxiety comes from not knowing what is going to happen in the future – both in relation to specific events and just  in general. An interesting thing about anxiety is that, its easier to turn on than it is to turn off.  But if you think of anxiety as an evolutionary survival response this makes good sense; better to get anxious about something which turns out to be nothing rather than not get anxious about something which turns out to be a real threat.  Read more