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About Anxiety and Movies

This went on for half a decade, and needless to say that all the while, I was disinterested in watching exciting movies. Nervous excitement, tension and adrenaline rushes were my everyday and I had no need of additional ‘pumping up’ in search of entertainment.

My pulse would race, my heart ache, my head spin, and the excitement in the movie soon made me feel claustrophobic, so that I had to be out of the room. It can be so hard to explain that anxiety brings real, physical effects, but they go undetected and disbelieved because doctors can’t distinguish the changes in chemicals that we carry naturally. This leads to the frequent assumption of their being no obvious ’cause’.

It’s not only us mortals that suffer from anxiety attacks though. We may be sitting there watching a movie star who themselves has experienced the stress of an anxiety disorder.

Friend-of-the celebrities Joe Beleznay is among the many celebrities who ave spoken out about their anxiety and its physical effects. He told Rolling Stone: “It was heart palpitations, shortness of breath, coldness and shivers, strange stuff, and we’d be like, ‘You’re totally fine. You’re not having a heart attack.'”

Mental health charity Mind backs up these observations on its website, which lists the physical sensations of anxiety:

  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • tense muscles and headaches
  • pins and needles
  • feeling light headed or dizzy
  • faster breathing
  • sweating or hot flushes
  • a fast, thumping or irregular heart beat
  • raised blood pressure
  • difficulty sleeping
  • needing the toilet more frequently, or less frequently
  • churning in the pit of your stomach
  • experiencing panic attacks

The list is long and fairly general, and rather than focusing on the nature of your symptoms, it is better to consider how much they affect your life: a severe anxiety disorder will be having a severe impact on your day-to-day living, and the enjoyment of simple pleasures such as an occasional movie are included in this.

While my own symptoms eased in time and with understanding, treatment and support from others; I still have a lower tolerance for excitement. So there’s no Tom Cruise in my life any more!

If you’re suffering from debilitating anxiety, please know that you are not alone.

At anxiety.town we provide a place for the sharing of feelings and experiences by those who live with anxiety on a daily basis.

With our psychologist blogger, webhost Jemma who has her own lived experience, and the words and support of others who know just how you feel, together we can find a way to cope, to adapt, and to renew our hope for a life lived with pleasure and contentment.

Beat Burnout and Enjoy Life

The good news is that burnout is preventable and even resolvable no mater how far down the path of self destruction you have already gone.

Burnouts… , it sounds reminiscently like a Jan and Dean song of sixties: “Wipe out.” And, in-fact, that might not be a bad way to describe it. Herbert J Freudenberger, Ph. D., who first identified the syndrome among social workers and coined the word, defines burnout as a state of depletion and of physical and mental exhaustion caused by over commitment to a job, cause, relationship, a way of live.

Sufferers complain initially of feeling “overwhelmed,” “frustrated,” “blocked by insurmountable circumstances,” or “unable to cope.” Eventually, they feel “drained of energy,” “used up”, “having noting more to give.” This, in turn, gives rise to a calloused cynicism a “don’t knock yourself out for anymore” attitude and, finally, to a sense of personal powerlessness – that the situation is beyond their control – which tends to become a self fulfilling prophesy.

At highest risks are the high achievers – goal oriented people with great expectations. These are the people who “want their marriages to be the best, their work records to be outstanding, their children to shine, their community to be better,” says Dr Fruedenberger.

“All their lives, they have undertaken tough jobs and prided themselves on their ability to master situations. Now, however, no matter how great their efforts, the only result seems to be frustration.”

What pushes them over the edge of high achievement to a chasm of low energy and self esteem?

Dr Freudenberger says it occurs when commitment becomes over commitment. Commitment, he says, is a very positive life force. Over commitment, on the other hand, robs us of energy, enthusiasm, and fulfillment. It obliterates our true purpose and goals in life. It threatens our physical and emotional well being.

Falling off Balance

Dr Dennis Jaffe, a California stress management consultant, describes the turning point as one of imbalance when you’re giving one more receiving. “When you are in balance, you have a sense that your efforts are being rewarded. Your energy is continually renewed. You have the ability to rebound from emotionally or physically taxing situations.”

When we fall off balance, the blame tends to fall on external factors – the job, spouse, kids, whatever. But rather than looking outside for fault, Dr Jaffe suggests we look inside for answers.

The bad news, according to Dr. Jaffe, is that burnout looms ominously on the horizon of everyone’s stress response scale. The good news is that it is preventable and completely resolvable – no matter how far down the path of self-destruction; you can turn back on the road to health and high performance.

But getting yourself back on track and keeping yourself there requires more than a few good intentioned resolutions. Nothing short of a drastic attitude and lifestyle changes will reverse its course healing, says Dr. Jaffe, hinges on a three tiered process involving self awareness, self management and self renewal.

Self-Awareness

“People are not machines that can be pushed to high performance,” says Dr Jaffe. “When we push over-selves to accomplish something and we experience resistance, we need to ask ourselves why are we doing this, why is it important to us. Burnout and distress are sometimes messages from our bodies that we need to explore these basic questions. The symptoms signal not an inability to manage the outside world, but a disconnection within ourselves.”

To reconnect, then, we must first tune in to our thoughts and feelings. “You have to be willing to look honestly and deeply and to incur some pain. The more you know about yourself, the better,” says Dr. Freudenberger.

“First, think about your image that competent you others have come to expect so much of. Think about the schedule, the tasks you perform, your family’s expectations, your own expectations of yourself. Get a pad and write a short vignette of the ‘you’ the world sees and hears every day. Then put your pad aside and close your eyes. Let that other you emerge. The real you, that’s tucked away beneath all those layers. The one you see first in the morning when you walk into the bathroom to prepare for the day ahead. The one you get brief glimpses of when you’re all by yourself and feeling kind of beat. Now let that real you speak. Hear some of his or her feelings. And, for once, listen. Don’t shut the voice away. It may have important things to say, write a second vignette. Even if only fragments of thoughts come through, jot them down. Whatever feeling you noticed – no matter how fleeting – include them.”

By comparing these two images, Dr Freudenberger believes, you can get to know large part of yourself that have been shut away – some thing that’s essential to burnout treatment and prevention.

Becoming conscious of our physicality (do you have any aches, pains, or pent-up tension that has gone unrecognized?) and changes in behavior patterns (Are you drinking more alcohol or coffee lately? Eating or sleeping more or less? Watching more TV?) Can also help you get in touch with your feelings. Sometimes we hurt physically or drift unconsciously into bad habits when our stress coping mechanisms aren’t working properly, Dr. Jaffe says.

In connection with that, he suggests that you explore your reaction to stressors. All of us develop coping methods some of them more effective than others. Very often, however, the ineffectiveness of a coping method is not noticeable until a real crisis arises or we become inundated with multiple stressors. Then, the method that carried us satisfactorily through mild to moderately stressful situations suddenly fails us. Dr Jaffe reminds us of four such methods: withdrawal (postponing action and/or refusing to face the problem), internalizing (stewing over the problem without resolution or reaching out for help), emotional outbursts (the long term outcome of internalizing reaching the boiling point) and over controlling (trying to resolve every problem, including those that don’t warrant our attention and even those that haven’t yet been encountered)

Generally, those who confront stressors heard on – who take action to resolve only those problems that are within their power to control and seek support or help from others when they encounter difficulty in coping – are good stress managers, says Dr Jaffe.

But, What’s more important is what works for you. By looking closely to how you cope with each stressful situation and most importantly, how you respond emotionally and physiologically to your stress response – you begin to get a clear picture of which methods work for you and which work against you. A personal stress log can be extremely useful says Dr. Jaffe. Note the action you take in response to specific stressors as well as your subsequent feelings (relief, frustration, helplessness, exhaustion) within a week or two, you will begin to notice the definite patterns.

One very important aspect of this is assessing the importance of each stressful situation and determining how much energy you want to expend on resolving it. Something we have no choice: An emergency situation resents itself and we must act on it immediately. All other priorities suddenly slop down a notch. But how many times have you worked yourself into a frenzy over something that was of very little value or consequence? Think about this the next time your adrenaline spurs you into action. Before you start pumping energy into the situation, ask yourself how important is it to you personally, can you really make a difference, and what’s the worst possible consequence if you don’t get involved. Don’t waste your stress energy. It is possible to spend ten dollars worth of energy on ten cent problem.

On the other hand, it’s possible to under spend. Have you ever allowed a relationship to disintegrate, admitting only after it ended how important it was to you? Have you ever ignored signs of trouble with your children until the problem were nearly too big to handle? Have you’re ever closed your eyes to injustice on your doorstep, in your own neighborhood or social group, because it was easier not to speak up?

If so you know what it means to spend ten cents worth of adrenaline on a ten dollar problem. That’s why stress management consultants all agree that a key element in stress mastery is assessing your personal values and goals. “If you don’t know what your goals are, you may move from one meaning less talk to another or make sloppy decisions by default. The vague uneasiness you may feel is a symptom of your aimlessness.

So start today. Determine what’s important to you. List the things you like to do; the things you don’t like to do what you wish you could do. Then look at your day. Do you see any conflict between your values and the way you spend your time?

Alan Lakein, a time management consultant whose advice has gone a long way to prevent corporate burnout at such fiercely competitive firms as AT&T and IBM, offers his technique of self reflection. He poses three questions. What are your life goals? How would you like to spend the next three to five years? And if you had just six months to live, how would you spend them?

Take about two minutes (four at the most) jotting down your answers t each of those questions. Then spend another two minutes to review your responses and improve your goal statements. Again if your statements conflicts with hour current life – if you’re putting a disproportionate amount of effort into areas that do not reflect your life goals, if your five year plan is a major departure from the present, and if the prospect of six month death sentence fills you with a longing for a better way of life – then some changes may be in order.

Self-Management

Establishing clear goals is the first order on the agenda of self management. Write them down. And review them every month or two, reconfirm them or revise them (remember life is constantly changing and so, too, do our goals and priorities) Also, while it’s natural to have more than one goal at any time, to many goals or conflicting or competing goals are certain to lead to frustration and distress. So be very selective and keep each goal in its proper perspective.

Some of your goals will no doubt be very concrete and specific: take a self-defense class, buy a new car and paint the kitchen. Others may be more vague and philosophical: be a better parent, expand your circle of friends, and improve your feeling of self worth. And then, of course, there are your long term life goals: become financially independent, get in shape, achieve spiritual fulfillment.

Long term life goals are top priority on everyone’s scale. But with so many more immediate concerns, we often lose sight of them and as a result they may never become realized. That’s why setting priorities and planning is essential to any stress management programme.

Lakein begins and ends every workday with a plan. He makes a “To Do” list of everything he wants to accomplish that day. Then he reviews them in terms of his goals and determines the order of priority. The A tasks are those that are of highest priority – the important things that are absolute “musts” in order to achieve our goals, including our life goals. “I make it a point to do something every day toward my life goal,” says Lakein.

B tasks are of secondary importance. “if I have time, I’ll tackle them,” says Lakein. “But note before all the A’s are taken care of first.” And C tasks are those that when you really think about them, you realize that you’re not significant at all. “if they don’t get done, it’s not a big deal,” says Lakein.

According to Lakein, 80 percent of the items on any to-do-list are insignificant and unnecessary. It’s in that 20 percent of significant tasks that 80 percent of the value lies.

“Concentrate your effort on these high priority items” he explains. “Don’t get bogged down in C tasks no matter how quick and easy they are to do.” And if you have trouble deciding which of your tasks deserves the C rating, Lakein says, ask yourself what would happen if you didn’t do it. If you can live with the consequences, don’t do it.

As with most things, however, moderation is the key. “It you think that trying to ‘get control’ of your time and your life means becoming super organized, super-busy, or preoccupied with every moment as it slips by, let me assure you that this is not the case,” Lakein explains, “Too much organization is as ineffective as too little. “The ideal is balance”

Balance.., that’s the word that every stress manager lives by. People who knows how to balance work with play, wakefulness with sleep, stress with relaxation, activity with rest, giving with receiving, have discovered the key to health and happiness, they say.

One of the most difficult conflicts is finding enough time and energy to do everything we want. Work can eat up our time and energy, sometimes leaving us with little left over for our family. Tragically, working people too often make their family and personal relationships their lowest priority, giving them what, if anything is left over. Yet people who are successful at managing stress and remaining healthy are often those who make their personal and family lives a priority and are able to say ‘no’ to some outside demands.

Sometimes, setting those priorities requires that you first develop new, more flexible attitudes toward yourself and your work. You’ve got to realize that you don’t have to do everything yourself and, in fact, that you’re more effective if don’t. By accepting that premise and developing contacts, networks, support groups – whatever you need to help you get your work done and problems solved – you can free yourself to do more of the things that you enjoy doing and that you’re good at.

Self-Renewal

Self renewal is the ultimate exercise in balance. It is the process of continually renewing lost energy (physically and emotionally), something that is essential no matter in what performance state you are functioning.

“If you’re in burnout and don’t make some effort toward self renewal, you’ll break down,” Dr Jaffe reminds us. “And if you’re in peak performance for too ling – which requires a tremendous amount of energy to sustain – and lose sight of your need for self renewal, you could eventually skid down the path to burnout. It’s like running a marathon. That’s a peak performance type of effort. Now you wouldn’t just get up the next day and run another one. Common sense tells us that we’ve got to rest up and renew our energy. The same holds true with any high achievement activity.”

Dealing With Anxomnia

Anxiety and sleep go hand in hand. Sleep deprivation could be causing anxiety and at the same time, anxiety could also cause sleep deprivation. This is known as anxomnia. However, there are ways to control the situation. Some of these ways are:

  • Quietening the racing brain – A racing brain can be brought to rest by practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness, a therapeutic technique, is the art of focusing one’s thought on the present situation and calmly acknowledging one’s feelings. This can be achieved through constant practice and patience. Racing thoughts can tire out a person making them feel fatigued. Mindfulness can bring in a lot of respite, calming the mind and inducing sleep.
  • Using science-backed herbal remedies – Consumption of science-backed herbal remedies, such as valerian, is also known to be helpful. Valerian has compounds that alleviate anxiety, however, it does not make one groggy.
  • Using military precision to drop off – This technique is used by the U.S. military to fall asleep in under two minutes in highly stressful situations. In this technique, one is supposed to relax the facial muscles, including those around the eyes, the jaw, and the tongue. Then one should drop off the shoulders, followed by one’s upper arm and lower arm on one side. After that, one is supposed to breathe out, relaxing their chest and legs working downwards from the hips, to the thighs and then the feet. Followed by this, one should say “Don’t think, don’t think” over and over again for at least 10 seconds till the time anxious thoughts stop distracting the person and they are able to fall asleep.
  • Breathing deeper and slower – Breathing deep and slow can help a person fall asleep faster if they tend to wake up at night. When we breathe shallow, we breathe through our chest. It is therefore, important to breathe deeply through the diaphragm. This can be achieved by placing one hand on the chest and the other on the belly. Now one should aim to breathe in through the nose so that the belly gets lifted and when one exhales the stomach should dip down. One should focus on drawing more air into the abdomen as deep breathing triggers the parasympathetic nervous system which takes over anxiety response associated with anxious feelings, inducing sleep.
  • Correcting mineral and amino acid deficiency – Nighttime wakefulness is often associated with magnesium deficiency. Therefore, one must get the required tests done and get the doctor to prescribe them magnesium supplements. Another helpful nutrient known to ease sleep problems is 5-HTP. It is prepared from tryptophan in the body. Once ingested, 5-HTP gets converted into serotonin and melatonin, the body’s natural sleep hormone, inducing sleep and alleviating the symptoms of anxiety.
  • Getting a little less mobile – Constantly using laptops, tablets and smartphones can also add an extra layer of stress. Therefore, one should refrain from using them during meal times and must switch off all the devices at least 30 minutes before hitting the bed.

Deal With Emotional Abusers Manipulators Etc

They try to find the weakness in the self-esteem, your need of love and approval, they will try to find the values that are important to you, as your “weak point” or entry point, to start their “job”.

Now, why do they target YOU? and maybe Nobody else around you? because of Karma and we should go in the Soul contracts and agreements before birth to understand more.

Emotional Abusers will try to trap you in all sort of duties and rules and if you do not abide by them, you are bad and wrong and guilty.

And your problem is that you will buy into what they say. And that, you need to delete.

They will try to make you doubt of yourself. They will try to make you doubt of your sanity, of your truth, of your perceptions, of the fact that YOU HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS. YOU ARE AN INFINITE BEING WITH INFINITE POTENTIAL AND YOU ARE also INFINITELY PSYCHIC. You always know how things are.

Emotional abusers will always invalidate you, and that will cause you an immense anger and shame.

They will put you down continuously. Every culture has also different nuances of behavior, according to the “shadow” of the culture. For some, it is more violation of human rights, for some it is more patronizing, for some it is more linked with religion. They will try to put you down with sarcasm and belittle you.

And if you say anything, they will DENY. They will make you wrong because you stood up as if you had no rights to truth. They will deny your basic rights as a human being. They will try to take away your right to truth, your human right to freedom, privacy.

Now, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH… THAT?

This article is just the beginning but at least it is a little bit of information from somebody who knows VERY WELL the topic.

You need to have the least connection the possible with them.

Ways to Diffuse Mental Health Stigma

  • Refrain from making it a taboo: Talking openly about mental health problems creates a platform where people can honestly discuss their struggles with mental disorders. This provides an opportunity to convey to those suffering in silence that they are not alone and that help is available.
  • Stay informed and spread awareness: When someone misrepresents mental illnesses, most people prefer looking the other way or staying silent. However, to reduce the brunt of the stigma, it is important to express how such beliefs affect a person and the need to spread awareness.
  • Avoid using stigmatizing language: The human language is continually changing and evolving and so have the applications of words, such as “insane,” “nuts,” and “mental” when referred to someone with a mental illness. Unfortunately, portraying mental illnesses through adjectives labels the individual and does no good in improving the situation.
  • Treat mental and physical disorders equally: Just like physical diseases, mental illnesses are brain disorders that can develop in anybody. The need of the hour is to treat mental disorders like other chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc., to ensure effective treatment.
  • Choose not to be a victim: Stigmatization leads to discrimination and oppression of people with mental disorders. However, it is also possible to lead a life very different from the decadent view of mental disorders by simply honoring one’s choice to lead an empowered life by seeking treatment.
  • Need to alert media: The depiction of mental health issues by the media has so far been like a double-edged sword. Many a times, they’ve helped spread public awareness about mental health, yet at times they’ve also inaccurately portrayed mental illnesses. Therefore, it is important to alert media platforms about the ill effects of using stigmatizing language as both their media coverage and the consequences of wrongfully addressing mental health issues are far-reaching.
  • Talk about treatment and recovery: An uninformed and ignorant person may harbor apprehensions about mental health treatment. He or she may fear being judged as a weak person on visiting a psychiatrist or taking medications. When people who have recovered from their problems through medical interventions talk about their recovery, they have an opportunity to inform others. At the end, seeking treatment for mental disorders does not make a person weak. In fact, it represents his or her courage and will to get better.

Mental health stigma can affect various aspects of one’s life. At its worst, it can lead to self-criticism wherein the person blames himself or herself for his or her condition. In such cases, stigmatization becomes an active ongoing risk factor for the disorder that prevents an individual from seeking the required help from others.

Remarkable People

A personal coach can help you define and achieve the life you desire. Through reflection, provocation, guidance, and accountability your coach can help you become the remarkable person you are destined to become.

If you have demons shouting scripts into your ears, from inside your head, this isn’t meant as a substitute for therapy or medication. The suggestions here are meant to augment your existing regimen and are meant to make you uncomfortable. From the depths of depression or despair, self-pity rises up and attempts to drag you down. The surest defense against overwhelming and melancholy is to be of service to others. Having a purpose, other than yourself, is a motivation to get up and get on with your day.

All of life is series of small steps, small steps, side steps, a bigger step, a backward stumble and dozens of more smaller steps until you arrive at the destination – joy.

Ask yourself – ” when I think of someone who could use my help, what name jumps out?”. Be honest, you got a flash, an answer that intuition and karma are calling you towards. Accept that name and ask a second question.” what is the least I can do to be of service to them?” Today’s least might be too big a step to undertake but by breaking the task into bite size pieces you won’t bite off more than you can chew.

Imagine that you heard Tom as an answer to the first question and invite him for Sunday dinner was the action. If you are overwhelmed by the thought of planning, preparing, serving and entertaining for a big dinner there may still be a way to be of service and build towards a dinner in a couple of months.

Can you do some baking; everyone has favorite cookies and then call Tom and make a delivery. In this scenario you control the situation and timeline, you reduce the effort but you still add value to someone you is waiting for your assistance (even if they don’t know it is you). The act of thinking about someone else, considering their circumstances, pressing forward and finding a way to make a difference and then acting on it is life fulfilling. You are a better person for your action, you will feel better (not perfect) and Tom will have a glimmer of hope in every delicious morsel.

Baking isn’t the solution to all problems (it just seems like it should be) and when you answer the who and how questions you will likely end up with a different approach. The process of making it bite size is successful when you are honest with yourself.

Write the preferred goal (what you imagined was your call) on the left hand side of a page – Feed Tom Sunday Dinner. On the left side write, honestly where you are today (your current state) Feeling Overwhelmed. Between the two columns begin creating a list of steps that will get you from today to the preferred future. Bake, call Tom, buy lunch, have coffee, arrange a date, grocery shopping, plan a meal, find recipes, prepare food, clean house, purchase wine… As your list grows pick a couple that you ‘feel’ you could begin with. Lets use Call Tom and Bake. Place Call Tom of the right side of the paper and your current state ( feeling unprepared) on the right. What are the steps in between? Look up Tom’s number, think about what I want to say, write some notes for the conversation, pick a time, dial the phone, let him know you care…

Vegetarian Diets May Up Mental Health Risks

The correlation between mental health and a meat-based diet makes sense due to the fact that certain nutrients – B12, long chain omega 3 fatty acids, choline and zinc – that are particularly important for the brain and nervous system are mostly low in vegetarian diets. Fishes are a major source of omega-3 fatty acids that suppress mental illness, while a vegetarian diet may not contain essential amino acid precursors to the “feel good” neurotransmitters known as serotonin and catecholamines. It seems like the Paleo diet – which promotes eating meat and vegetables but discourages processed food, alcohol and sugar – is the most preferred choice of experts.

According to a previous study, “Vegetarian diet and mental disorders: results from a representative community survey,” published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in 2012, vegetarians displayed higher prevalence rates for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders.

For the study, researchers used data from the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey and its Mental Health Supplement (GHS-MHS) and assessed the participants by a standardized individual face-to-face diagnostic interview for mental disorders. They also analyzed the consumption of various food products (meats, vegetables and fruits, fish, etc.) in individuals with different mental disorders. The findings revealed elevated prevalence rates in vegetarians for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders and syndromes, as well as for eating disorders. On the whole, the study said that avoiding meat in the diet was linked to mental disorders.

Are those who are more likely to select vegetarianism also more vulnerable to depression and anxiety? Or maybe those with mental troubles particularly try to avoid meat. One must not quit meat cold turkey. Instead, the person should consult a doctor beforehand, especially if he is prone to mood disorders.

For those fighting depression, talk therapy can help in understanding and changing thoughts and behaviors that contribute to how you feel. Treatment of depression requires qualified medical supervision. Most people are usually unable to get over depression without professional help. Fortunately, it is a highly treatable condition and more than 80 percent of people get better with help.

About Mental Illness and Perceptions

To understand mental illness we must appreciate the fact that every one of us is a conditioned individual. This is inevitable because no matter which society one grows up in one receives a powerful conditioning effect from the cultural value system, the language and traditions of that society. It means that every one of us is brainwashed by the society we live in as we grow up. It also means that every one of us will have acquired values, traditions and beliefs of that group and have some distorted perception of reality to start with. Our perceptions then change as time and experience forces us to move on. It is up to the individual to wake up and clear up those perceptions during one’s lifetime or die becoming a copy of the people around them.

Normally we all go about our daily activities despite our somewhat distorted perceptions. This is because society conditions us to think in a particular way. However this normality is relative to the society we live in. Since not all societies have the same value system, what is considered right in one society may be considered totally wrong in another society. That is our behaviour may be acceptable in one set of circumstances but may be totally unacceptable or inappropriate in another set of circumstances.

So it is the degree of distortion that determines the level at which a clinical disorder of behaviour and action will manifest itself in the individual as mental illness.

As perceptions produce physiological and biochemical changes in the individual is it not important to understand how they influence our subconscious mind and our body?

Do you know that almost 96% of the human body weight consists of only four elements, oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen? And most this is in the form of water.

And do you know that our mind can be divided into two parts, the conscious and the subconscious? The conscious mind which most people are aware of only represents a fraction of our daily activities. Like our body weight which is mostly made up of the above four elements, over 90% of our activities are subconscious. That is all our vital organs such as our brain, heart, liver, kidneys and lungs which keep us alive are under subconscious control. Yet no one seems to be interested in learning about how our subconscious mind works and how negatively or positively it is being influenced by our perceptions.

The fact is we live in a hypnotic world. While our conscious mind is discriminatory with our like and dislikes, our subconscious mind is like a sponge which absorbs everything in its path and will be open to all sorts of influences. It is non-discriminatory. Negative stimuli will make us feel negative and positive stimuli will make us feel positive.

Our perceptions and how they affect our subconscious mind are therefore most important in the way we feel. This is why in a consumer society the ego is being constantly exploited and pandered to by businesses, the media and the politicians so they can enhance their own interests. Yes it is a self-centred world we have created where individuals carry distorted perceptions and where responsibility for one’s actions is never foremost in one’s mind.

Can we therefore depend on the politicians to improve our mental health? Now politics is a game of distorting people’s perceptions, not correcting them. Politicians will be the last people you turn to, to improve your mental health.

Can we depend on the media to improve our mental health? The media depends on news, gossip and sensationalism etc. to sell their product. How can these mischief makers help you improve your mental health?

The only people we can turn to, to improve our mental health are the doctors. But alas the medical profession appears to have been seduced by our consumer society and have abandoned their role of being our guardian of physical and mental health. They have turned the profession into a political bureaucratic structure where they operate closed shops and indulge in restricted trade practices in collusion with the government. Like the politicians they are trying to convince themselves and the public that medicine is an exact science and can be treated as a consumer item with the same standards of measurements that apply to any consumer item. Clearly our medical leaders are misguided. These pseudo-scientists should not be playing politics and they should not be playing the sick role of Porky Pig selling pork chops and pork sausages on behalf of the government. This is not self-regulation they are practicing. That is a misnomer. In my book that is the path to self-enslavement.

But just because our medical leaders are twisted in their perceptions, it does not mean the rest of the profession thinks in the same way. Doctors as a breed are mostly independent thinkers. Most of us in the profession do not follow any leader or leaders blindly and are not academically inclined. We retain healthy amount of skepticism in whatever we do. Most of us enter the profession meaning to improve the physical and mental health of people around us.

So in this day and age where there is a lot of confused thinking, anxiety and depression going on in society and if you wish to improve your mental health, I would suggest you find a good general medical practitioner you can talk to. I say General Practitioner and not a Specialist because it is the GP who has the special interest in your welfare. The Specialist does not have the time or inclination to listen to your private matters. This GP should have a common sense approach to life and must look happy and healthy. Be wary of any doctor who looks sick and unhealthy. If he cannot cure himself he cannot help you either.

Quite clearly the outside world is constantly causing our perceptions to be distorted and our sanity is being tested. Thus if you are stressed out, anxious, depressed and miserable, it means that you are suffering from distorted perceptions. It means the world is making you sick and what you need is a change in your perceptions.

Remember that if you look at a problem in the right way, there is no such thing as a problem. If you look at it in the wrong way, everything becomes a problem. So why not straighten out your perceptions and start enjoying life? You have only yourself to blame if you have not done anything about it.

Stress Handling vs Stress Elimination

Stress Elimination

Once you have identified the fact that you are stressed out through the most part of your day, it makes more sense to try to eliminate some of the sources that might be behind the stress. One way is to list down all the activities during a normal workday (and separately for a holiday), and to identify those activities that you think might have caused you the most stress. Some events might be easier to identify than others, for example, when your manager at work suddenly dumps extra work on you with a stringent deadline. Other scenarios might seem subtle, but might be responsible or high stress, too, for example, chopping vegetables early in the morning. One way to identify high stress moments is to ask others how they perceive your behavior during certain events of the day. Another way is to invest in a stress monitoring device that categorizes your stress patterns into high, medium, and low throughout the day.

When you have the list ready, take some time to go through it thoroughly, and mark out those high-stress activities that might be possible to eliminate. In the above examples, if your manager gives you extra work once in a while, there might be no cause for panic. If it happens regularly though, evaluate if it is possible to move on to a different kind of job. If chopping vegetables early in the morning stresses you out every single day, because morning hours are full of rush, and there is already so much to do before you head out of that door, try a different approach. Check if you can do the chopping the previous night, and store them in the refrigerator, or, maybe invest in a good quality chopping machine that drastically cuts down your chopping time in the morning. Finding suitable alternatives is the primary goal behind stress elimination.

Stress Handling

While going through the list of activities that stress you out, you might identify several events that cause you high stress, but have absolutely no alternatives. A good example is when you get stressed about getting your child ready for school early in the morning. You cannot eliminate this activity because your child must go to the school at the exact same hour every day. This is where efficient stress handling comes into the picture. Monitoring your all-day stress levels help you take the step towards taking a two-minute deep breathing break between a rush-hour chore. It is easy to say, “I don’t have two minutes!”, but the fact is, no one is that busy, and it is not an impossible task to take two minutes out of a 30-minute activity. If you are still hard pressed for time, keep a minimum of ten minutes aside each day (any time of the day is fine) to practice some form of mind-body-medicine technique, such as meditation. With stress handling, there is no magic pill, and you only get better with practice.

Natural Mental Health Treatment Found In Dreams

God produces our dreams in order to save us from terror and despair because we are in fact demons with a tiny human conscience. Our conscience was created by God in order to help us understand His wisdom and agree with His philosophy of life, so that we may eliminate our satanic anti-conscience by obeying His guidance.

We believed that we evolved on earth, but our satanic anti-conscience already existed, before the creation of our planet with the intention to transform its evil nature into human nature.

The demon existent in our brain generates violent, immoral, dishonest, and absurd reactions. This is why we are so absurd and our world is characterized by terror, violence, immorality, indifference, cruelty, and greed.

We have to tame the demon and transform it into a human being by doing what God shows us in our dreams and in our religion.

Now that we know this fact we have to stop justifying our absurdity. God will correct our behavior and clarify our thoughts through dream messages.

This scientific discovery has a religious importance. Religion and science are not opposite disciplines. They complete one another.

Religion is more important than science because we can find salvation by precisely obeying God’s guidance in our religion, even when we ignore the existence of our satanic anti-conscience.

However, we are too disobedient. This is why God has to give us more explanations through science, the same way He gives us many explanations in dreams.

The fact that I could discover the satanic origin of the human conscience is the result of God’s revelations in dreams thanks to our scientific progress, in a historical time when our absurdity is visible, and can be clearly analyzed.

Now that so many mental illnesses were discovered and we already verified that we don’t know how to stop having mental health problems, God is giving us explanations.

Our satanic anti-conscience is too powerful. This is why it generates mental disorders, unbearable symptoms, and also accidents and other misfortunes.

We have to put an end to this tragedy by obeying the divine guidance now that we know the truth. Our obedience eliminates the demon and protects our mental stability.

Many people tend to believe that they cannot be considered responsible for having mental health problems, and they don’t try to find solutions. They don’t discuss this matter with anyone because they are afraid of being stigmatized. They don’t want to be considered to be crazy and dangerous.

Some people try to put an end to the stigma of mental illness by saying that the mentally ill are not always absurd and violent. However, they are not able to assume their responsibilities. People are afraid to trust them.

The truth is that the mentally ill tend to be violent and do crazy things. However, the truth also is that everyone is mentally ill, but there are people who are able to hide or logically justify their actions, and this is why they are not considered to be mentally ill, even though they are violent and they commit crimes behind the scenes.

There are many types of mental disorders that our scientists didn’t discover yet. Greed and indifference are mental disorders, like anxiety and panic attacks, but they have different characteristics.

Discrimination is not the only reason why the mentally ill don’t look for help, but also indifference to their mental condition.

They believe that they will be able to overcome their psychological problems alone, with time. They also believe that these problems are generated by various other problems that are part of their lives.

They believe that their mental health problems come from the outside world, as consequences of the way they live. Since they cannot change their life conditions, they believe that they have to accept living with a mental disorder, and they want to be accepted the way they are.

The mental illness stigma cannot be eliminated by the acceptance of mental illnesses as if they didn’t distort the human behavior. We have to be afraid of mental illnesses and do everything we can to eliminate them without wasting time.

The solution for everyone is dream therapy according to the scientific method of dream interpretation. This is a safe and free mental health treatment sent by God to everyone in their dreams.

Everyone is cured through dream translation, so nobody will be stigmatized as mentally ill. This is the right solution for the elimination of the mental illness stigma.