Meditation for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Meditation describes concentrated attention on a thought or object. There are many different ways to meditate, most of which originated in the east. Some of them have become westernised. Meditation has many benefits. Principally, these are: relaxation, greater awareness and understanding of our selves, more patience and acceptance and less ambivalence. Thus, meditation is often suggested for those who have anxiety or panic disorder issues.

Mindfulness Meditation

One of the best types of meditation I have come across for anxiety is Mindfulness meditation. In brief, this meditation involves watching the breath, and accepting, acknowledging and letting go of all other thoughts that attempt to enter your consciousness. It is simple and effective, although like all meditation it is not a quick fix for anything, and requires commitment. There are a number of books and CDs on the subject, including one specifically for the reduction of anxiety. You can also join a local club; it is often beneficial for those who start meditating to share their experiences with others.

This form of meditation, when practiced diligently, can completely change the way you view your anxiety and your worries, panic attacks and phobias. By learning to live in the present (as opposed to for the present) you can calm your life.
To read about it click this link: Mindfulness.

Inner Guide Meditation

Inner Guide meditation exploratory inner visualization, where, with the help of an inner guide who has been within you since birth, you interact with the various aspects of yourself that make up your inner and outer reality. As you can probably tell by now it is a meditation that you can’t simply jump into, you need to do a little background reading first. The technique uses Jungian archetypes and astrology and is described as a spiritual technology.

If you are interested, a good place to start is by buying the book The Inner Guide Meditation.

Leave a Reply