Episode of Belief – Panic Attack

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Episode of Belief: Panic Attack

Episodes of beliefs or ideas can cause discomfort such as panic or anxiety. Bringing to light this process means freedom from subconscious scripts.

Here’s a real example of how it works: John was sitting on the couch surfing the internet. As he clicked his mouse and read the websites there was a sense of dread welling up in his subconscious mind. He was consciously aware of the sad feeling and tried to ignore it by concentrating on surfing the internet. The uncomfortable sense of dread increased until it was just too painful to ignore. John’s eyes were tired. He had been surfing the internet for hours and was frustrated by the anxiety that had gripped him. He tried to ignore the pain as he hopelessly clicked on different webpages, when he landed on a webpage that described anxiety attacks. The written description of how to deal with anxiety was surreptitious. This broke the spell that John was under. It reminded him that emotions can be controlled by identifying them as feelings in the body. He was lucky to have landed on the webpage because it helped him break out of the cycle of suffering.

John decided then and there to get away from the computer and figure out what was wrong. No sooner had he made this decision than he was lost in thought and forgot. He got up, had some water, changed clothes, and went back to the computer. He was again reminded of anxiety attacks when he hit the same webpage. He again decided to turn off the computer and go think about what was troubling him. This cycle of forgetting continued for sometime until finally John became very firm in his resolve. He understood that he was blindly following the hidden script of the subconscious mind. He was very lucky to have stumbled across the webpage that reminded him about hidden scripts and emotions such as anxiety.

It was late night and bleary eyed John lay down on the bed, firmly resolved address his anxiety. He was feeling depressed and held back tears. He remembered that emotions can controlled by identifying where it is felt in the body and identifying it as a sensation. John relaxed his body using self hypnosis and the yoga Shavasana pose (lying down completely relaxed.)

John noticed some discomfort in his chest and neck. He identified the emotion as tightness in the chest and stretched a little bit and adjusted his body to be more comfortable. Soon he began to sense that his neck was really hurting badly and the pain extended down the spine to his chest area. The upsetting emotions that he was feeling was actually caused by bodily discomfort. The conscious mind had suppressed the pain in order to continue using the computer. It was only now that the subconscious messages from the body could be consciously recognized. The focus of attention was switched from surfing the internet to the body. The body has a brain of its own that is located in the gut, spine and solar plexus. The anxious emotion was identified as a sore neck and discomfort from sitting too long at the computer. Of course there are other reasons for John’s anxiety, such as money worries, but the dread was now under control. The anxiety was really a physical pain in the neck. As the pain diminished and the mind figured out what was happening the anxiety faded away.

A profound sense of relief spread as John relaxed further, using self hypnosis and meditation. As he lay there John slipped in and out of mental dramas, temporarily whisked away by the imagination into other thoughts, memories and ideas, forgetting what went before. He had learned from meditation practice to gently return the mind to the subject if it has wandered. The relaxation deepened and suddenly he felt a sense of being very intelligent and poised, truthful, rational, with crystal clear vision. It is a blessed sensation and John felt proud. “This is the way I should be!” John smiled to himself. For the moment he was free from the tyranny of the emotional tides of hypnotic rhythms. He felt really good and full of wisdom.

The moment was fleeting and the mind continued to shift focus only to be lost again in the imagination. It tumbles constantly from emotional state to emotional state throughout our lives. These mental journeys, or emotional roller coasters, are mostly below the radar of the conscious mind. We are only briefly aware of the thoughts until new ones arrive and we forget what we were thinking just a moment ago. This is because the mind can only focus on one thing at a time. It is the “forgetting” that is called “hypnosis”. Hypnosis can be used to remember what is forgotten. The thing is that the subconscious purposefully represses some memories and thoughts.

When phasing into one of these mental states the eyes will glaze over and appear to be looking far away. Actually the vision is shifted from the eyes to the inner eye of the mind. The inner eye, or imagination, takes up the visual field. When this visual field of the inner eye occupies our attention, we are spellbound and transfixed. We “space out” while being programmed by the imagination. Then we jolted back to the “waking world” and soon forget the “space out”. This spacing out and jolting back to “reality” the the very process of consciousness. Time does not stand still. The mind moves with it, taking in and processing new information, comparing it with memory, and using to imagination too define it. This process continues like a hypnotic rhythm throughout life.

The striking thing is the way we are held spellbound by the imagination many times throughout the day. Drifting from one reverie to another the mind makes sense of its world. Hypnosis and meditation are priceless tools to help fathom the depths and chart a course.

The most remarkable thing is the sense of power, bliss and super intelligence that is felt when the body is completely relaxed and bodily sensations are identified as emotions. It is a sense of awesome power when the mind realizes that it can control mental suffering simply by using relaxation techniques and meditation. This power is intoxicating and the sense of carelessness is shocking. It is inspiring like the Jimi Hendrix verse: “I’m standing next to a mountain and I chop it down with the edge of my hand”. The mountain is chopped down with the razor edge of the mind. It may take some conscious effort to start caring about things again.

Hypnosis teaches how to recognize those hidden scripts and how to relax. Meditation fits with hypnosis just like a hand and glove.

Habits are changed by bypassing the critical eye and reprogramming the subconscious mind using affirmation and suggestion.

As he lay there John slipped in and out of mental dramas, temporarily whisked away by the imagination into other thoughts, memories and ideas, forgetting what went before. He had learned from meditation practice to gently return the mind to the subject if it has wandered. The relaxation deepened and suddenly he felt a sense of being very intelligent and poised, truthful, rational, with crystal clear vision. It is a blessed sensation and John felt proud. “This is the way I should be!” John smiled to himself. For the moment he was free from the tyranny of the emotional tides of hypnotic rhythms. He felt really good and full of wisdom.

The moment was fleeting and the mind continued to shift focus only to be lost again in the imagination. It tumbles constantly from emotional state to emotional state throughout our lives. These mental journeys, or emotional roller coasters, are mostly below the radar of the conscious mind. We are only briefly aware of the thoughts until new ones arrive and we forget what we were thinking just a moment ago. This is because the mind can only focus on one thing at a time. It is the “forgetting” that is called “hypnosis”. Hypnosis can be used to remember what is forgotten. The thing is that the subconscious purposefully represses some memories and thoughts.

When phasing into one of these mental states the eyes will glaze over and appear to be looking far away. Actually the vision is shifted from the eyes to the inner eye of the mind. The inner eye, or imagination, takes up the visual field. When this visual field of the inner eye occupies our attention, we are spellbound and transfixed. We “space out” while being programmed by the imagination into a belief. Then we are jolted back to the “waking world” and soon forget the “space out”. This spacing out and jolting back to “reality” is the very process of consciousness. Time does not stand still. The mind moves with it, taking in and processing new information, comparing it with memory, and using the imagination defines it. This process is a hypnotic rhythm throughout life. The mind both watches and speaks in turn and sometimes simultaneously. The focus of attention moves back and forth between watching and believing. The belief is the conclusion that the imagination has reached. The voice of the Internal Dialogue speaks the belief as if laying down the law to the self.  This process is continual, the Reticular Activating System is constantly scanning for anything new, unusual, persistent, or novel, and focuses on that. The mind works by association of memories and the senses. Consciousness is a series of moments vacillating between what is believed in the moment and watching to confirm if what is believed is authentic and truthful. We constantly phase between fantasy and reality.

A Panic Attack or Depression is the process of these “Episodes of Belief”, as I have named them, unfolding. For example: A person having panic or depression is watching the grim realities in the mind’s eye and the resulting belief is causes panic. The mind returns to the site of trauma in order to heal. As long as the mind is dissatisfied it will continue to think and the resultant conclusion or belief causes panic. It is a chain reaction of thought-belief-panic. That how panic attacks go.

The striking thing is the way we are held spellbound by the imagination many times throughout the day. Drifting from one reverie to another the mind makes sense of its world. Hypnosis and meditation are priceless tools to help fathom the depths and chart a course.

The most remarkable thing is the sense of power, bliss and super intelligence that is felt when the body is completely relaxed and bodily sensations are identified as emotions. It is a sense of awesome power when the mind realizes that it can control mental suffering simply by using relaxation techniques and meditation.

Hypnosis teaches how to recognize those hidden scripts and how to relax. Meditation fits with hypnosis just like a hand and glove.

How to Stop a Panic Attack:  Well one way is with the breath. Uncontrollable sobbing is the rhythmic exhaling of breath until the lungs are empty as the body curls up. Harmonize with this energy by emphasizing the exhalation and hold the breath for a moment with lungs empty. This can stop the uncontrollable sobbing because when the lungs are completely empty and the breath is held, it is very difficult to continue with the spasms of sobbing. Taking a deep breath and holding it is helpful as is deep breathing.

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