“Anxiety Can Give A Person A Sense Of Self, and Losing That Sense Of Self Completely Is Something Many People Unconsciously Can’t Let Go Of.”
Some people connect love and connection to their identity while others connect worry and anxiety to their identity. Anxiety relapse can be a confusing journey, if we don’t fully understand the inner workings of a human being. In this important post I want to share those exact inner workings so that you understand the truth behind anxiety relapse.
Why does motivation, affirmations, desire and effort many times not work to fully end an anxiety disorder?
The answer comes down to the 95% of us running ‘under the hood,’ meaning our subconscious minds. When discussing the subconscious mind though please don’t think that it only has to do with the neural connections made in the brain. The body, and the spirit are all on board with this subconscious system. Which means a couple of things:
- When an emotionally traumatic experience is experienced at childhood (or adulthood), the details and the emotional intensity of that experience gets stored throughout the mind, body, and spirit.
- These initial sensitizing events that were formed between conception and the age of 5 make up the self punishing/limiting programs that consistently need to be met. Met through a persons emotional state, thinking, and physical reality.
- The symptoms of anxiety a persons experiences are a result of subsequent sensitizing events that followed after the initial event. This strengthened the conditioning, and those emotions got bottled up within the body to form certain feelings
This has been so obvious to me for the last few years based on my personal work with clients, as well as people following my program for anxiety recovery. Anxiety relapse is related to the subconscious mind that has either recognized an external trigger that has sparked the emotional reactions within a person, or an inner need to keep the original emotional states for some kind of purpose. These coupled with fatigue can leave a person vulnerable for anxiety relapse.
The truth behind anxiety relapse is that a sense of safety is directly connected to the purpose of maintaining the old beliefs and identity
Anxiety in this case has benefit behind it to the subconscious mind. How can it not!? It’s been such a staple in a persons life for so long, it’s been a part of growing a persons relationships, success in their career, even survival. Which tells us the importance of familiarity to the subconscious mind. Any emotional state that’s been routine, familiar, becomes safety. And safety takes priority over happiness, which tells us that anxiety relapse is due to an inner program that still feels unsafe with the proposed changes by the conscious mind.
The truth behind anxiety relapse is that many people become highly discouraged by it, and it’s completely understandable. A flow of rational thinking, neutral to pleasant emotions, and actions that defy fear all of a sudden get met with a great wall. That wall stops the person in their tracks, and tells them that these new programs that are being installed related to optimism, self love, acceptance, and forgiveness are too different than what was programmed and conditioned in during their early years.
So the battle between the conscious (thinking/analytical mind) and the subconscious (core beliefs, permanent memory) minds continue
One wants freedom while the other wants safety. One wants to break free of the initial self punishing programs that were installed into them, and the other doesn’t want to change anything. A child that comes to this world with an immense amount of love, with a feeling of deep acceptance, and is taught how to think for themselves grows up with an identity that’s connected to inner and outer richness.
A child that’s brought to this world with parents who never received love themselves, who haven’t forgiven themselves or their own parents, will fill the child with fear and bewilderment and he/she will grow up with an identity related to lack, and may even feel like they are a mistake.
This harbouring of self punishing and limiting programs inevitably leads to ‘accidents.’ External accidents or near death experiences that are in line with what a person thinks, feels, and believes at the deepest inner levels. This podcast will show you how to avoid passing anxiety onto your child.
The truth behind anxiety relapse is that it’s a wake up call and nothing more
It’s a sign of the inner child within you searching for guidance and understanding. I wouldn’t even call it a setback, more so a moment of clarity. When a person experiences an anxiety relapse after a set amount of time spent with freedom, it means more work must be done. It means self mastery hasn’t been reached, and that the person still has core beliefs that haven’t been cleaned out fully.
This ‘cleaning out’ of inner core beliefs and the old identity can be done through works around regression to cause (hypnosis, NLP, videos like this one) and other altered state works. The idea behind the most powerful methods related to eliminating anxiety for good is to by-pass what’s called the critical faculty. This part of the subconscious mind is to be seen as the security guard to the core beliefs of a human.
The critical faculty won’t allow new ideas or information to surround the subconscious mind, no matter how beneficial it may seem to the person
To by-pass the critical faculty or the security guard of the subconscious mind, one must completely relax their mind and bodies, and be given repeated suggestions related to who they desire to become. In this relaxed state regressing a person to the initial sensitizing event and getting forgiveness, changing perspectives, or releasing the blame of what happened will also terminate the old self punishing programs and provide space for new information.
Suppressing emotions and compounding that suppression without ventilation is a toxic contributor to the emergence of illnesses and emotional difficulties
This is why this work is so important. This is why the conscious mind with all of its willpower and desire, many times, won’t get the job done on its own. It’s up against a monster! The subconscious runs 95% of what we do throughout the day, and takes things extremely literal.
The truth behind anxiety relapse is that it’s a good sign. It’s an eye opener, and it’s an opportunity. An opportunity to continue your self mastery work towards become the person you deserve to be, and provide freedom for so many other anxiety sufferers in the future. ❤️