I’d like to introduce a good friend of mine! Earlier this year when I started therapy to help me process the Niagara Falls amount of difficult emotions that were surfacing as I was dealing with some trauma, THIS GUY was one of my besties.
The Calm App ‘Panic SOS’ meditation.
I would say I have probably listened to this around 200 times this year. (I’m thinking of maybe writing to Tamara and telling her how thankful I am for these kind words and that maybe I should win a prize or something? 🏆)
Anyway, this is how it would go down.
Something would trigger me and I would begin to hyperventilate and have a panic attack and I would put my ear plugs in, put this meditation on & literally catch my breath.
Sometimes when we are losing the plot, and our brain has exploded into a thousand tiny smithereens, and our emotions become physical reactions in our body, breathing is literally all we can handle.
In the past, mindfulness and meditation (and yoga 🧘🏼♀️) were always something I thought were slightly weird or ‘not quite right’, I often judged others because I thought my beliefs were correct and that what I believed and my lifestyle was the only way and ‘that was that’. But on this road of curiosity and asking questions (getting back to the childhood roots we all have) I discovered I was so narrow minded 🙈 and that there was sooo many other beautiful things to learn from so many other people!! Especially those who had different beliefs to me. :)
This world is FULL of rich wisdom and I am blown away by the depth of love and knowledge I have gained over the last two years. I’m so so thankful.
This is the @calm app. I had the free trial at the beginning and had no $ to afford the $70 annual subscription. So I kept listening to “day 1” of all the meditations (cos they were free) over and over each day. (The stats peeps were probs like “wow day 1 is really popular”!) During my anxiety & panic attacks these @calm meditations helped me so much, to focus on my breath and calm my nervous system.
And today, I called upon my friend again. A few situations were causing me concern & instead of shoving the anxiety down CONT👇🏻