Frissítve: 2020. máj 31.
HOW THE MOVIE "A BEAUTIFUL MIND" HELPED ME OVERCOME MY CRIPPLING SOCIAL ANXIETY <3
I used to have really crippling Social Anxiety with everyone... including family members...
Nothing helped me... therapy, medication, nothing... :(
Then one day when I was 25 years old, I bought an impulse plane ticket to Budapest, Hungary to spend 8 months learning Hungarian.
Maybe THIS could shake me out of this hell...
I lived in a student residence, and I managed to find a friend who truly understood me... and I was able to be fully honest with him.
By the end of my stay, I made the powerful realization that "LOVE & HONESTY ARE STRONGER THAN FEAR".
🔸 HONESTY simplified my head and made my anxiety go down.
🔸 LOVE enabled me to get out of my head and be present with the other person! <3
So, I proceeded to apply "Love & Honesty" with everyone I met!
However, sometimes my anxiety symptoms would come back for a visit and FREAK ME OUT.
I would think, "Maybe I haven't found the solution... Maybe my crippling anxiety has come back to stay!!
Then one day, I rented the movie "A Beautiful Mind".
As I was watching it, I became so excited to discover that HE TOO had discovered the solution of "Love & Honesty"!! <3
Moreover, he also found a THIRD element, which I called ACCEPTANCE.
As he applied Love & Honesty, he was able to ACCEPT his hallucinations when they came back for a visit.
So, I too started viewing my anxiety symptoms as "coming back for a visit". :)
I would tell myself, "They're just thoughts. They're not real... I'm going to ACCEPT the anxiety symptoms and focus on the REAL SOLUTION of Love & Honesty instead."
These 3 concepts of Honesty, Love, and Acceptance made my anxiety symptoms become weaker and weaker... and come less and less frequently... until they faded away completely. <3
By the time I finally came out as a social anxiety survivor... I hadn't had the symptoms for about 14 years, with a small lapse at the 7-year mark.
That small lapse was actually really important. It made me realize that I truly had found the solution... and that I no longer had to have the fear of fear.
I hope you found this helpful. :)
For more info, check out my VIDEO down below on how I used Honesty, Love, and Acceptance to overcome my crippling Social Anxiety... as well as my NEW VIDEO on how I help my clients.
To Dr. John Nash... THANK YOU! <3
A Kanadai Coach :)