Countdown two days. Whether you are a democrat, republican, independent, undecided or don’t care, with everything going on in our economy right now, we can all take a few pointers from our incoming president, “Steady Eddie. ”
If you’ve read any of the other posts in this section, you know I write about anxiety quite a bit as it is my specialty as a professional hypnotist. I’m not sure what techniques our new President uses to keep from being anxious, or maybe he was just born that way, but I do know what techniques I’ve seen work in my hypnosis practice.
They don’t have to be complicated.
Training the mind is like training a dog to walk on a leash. A firm hand and projecting confidence are of the utmost importance. If you catch yourself going into worry mode, STOP, and put your attention on something peaceful. From watching them together, my guess is that Michelle Obama is a great source of Peace of Mind for Barack. With some people, it’s a favorite place, like a spot at the beach. Sometimes people feel more secure when they think about their children or their pet. Find what works for you and put your mind on it when you start to feel anxious. Don’t wait until the feelings spiral out of control.
As the wellness center director, here are some other of my favorite suggestions : Aromatherapy, in particular lavendar dabbed behind the ears is relatively inexpensive and stops panic attacks; Rescue Remedy, a Bach flower essence (it even works on anxious dogs, so you know it’s not a placebo), and Whole brain balancing (see Technique #14).
Now go and calm down.