WHY WE "ESCAPE" INTO ANXIETY...
As terrible as anxiety feels, I actually view anxiety as an ESCAPE.
What happens is that we feel such painful Primary Emotions (like shame, failure, guilt, sadness, powerlessness, loneliness, etc.)... but instead of addressing them, we ESCAPE into terrifying irrational fears.
Our Primary Emotions are SO PAINFUL that we resist them however we can.
1. We ESCAPE our emotions and go into ANXIETY.
2. We NUMB our emotions and fall into DEPRESSION.
3. We EXTERNALIZE our emotions as ANGER and bitterness towards others.
4. We MEDICATE AWAY our emotions and get caught in the cycle of ADDICTION...
What we resist doing is HONESTLY ADDRESSING our painful primary emotions... talking about them... processing them... realizing that we are in fact NOT ALONE... and freeing ourselves from these emotions at last.
Since our Anxiety is an ESCAPE, we usually can't overcome anxiety by addressing the irrational fears themselves.
We have to go DEEPER and address the PRIMARY EMOTIONS like shame, failure, guilt, powerlessness, loneliness, and overwhelm underneath.
This enables us to be PRESENT in our lives again... connecting with others... doing what makes us happy... and living the life we want to live. <3
Let me know if you'd like me to help you overcome your Anxiety or Depression using this powerful, research-based, Emotion-Based Approach.
I hope you found this helpful.
A Kanadai Coach :)