Contrary to what you may have been told, anxiety isn’t something you have to struggle with forever. It’s not a burden you have no choice but to bear and there is a whole world on the other side of anxiety. I want to share my personal story with you of how I went from anxiety and panic attacks to being free from both in the hope it serves you.
When you search online for ‘anxiety’ you’ll find tons of articles with titles like ‘10 Ways To Cope With Your Anxiety’, ‘How To Manage Your Anxiety’, or ‘How To Get Through Anxiety And Panic Attacks’.
I’m sure the intention behind such articles are perfectly well-meaning and the words are sure to have helped a lot of people.
But when I read titles like this, they don’t compute; they’re not true of my personal experience. So I’m going to say something really controversial. I truly believe in my heart and through my experience that:
You don’t have to live with anxiety and panic attacks for the rest of your life.
You don’t have to. If you’re suffering right now with anxiety, you don’t have to go through the whole of your life this way. It doesn’t have to be part of who you are.
How can I say this so confidently? Because I suffered terribly with severe panic attacks, severe depression and anxiety for the early part of my life and came out the other side.
When I was about 22 years old, things were going really well in my life. I married the man I love, we moved in together, I had a wonderful job and all was well. Then seemingly out of nowhere I ended up in A&E thinking I was dying.
I couldn’t breathe. I was sweating. I wanted to get away from everything. It was awful.
What I later found out was I was having a panic attack. As suggested, I went to the GP and explained what had happened. He said I was suffering from anxiety and gave me some Valium, told me to take it whenever I needed it and that I’d be fine. Simple as that.
This didn’t make any sense to me. My symptoms had been so severe. I couldn’t get out of bed. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t have conversations with people. I was avoiding going to places. It was a really, really grim time.
Listening to the wisdom within
My innate intelligence from within was telling me there was something wrong that needed to be dealt with. I didn’t believe Valium would solve whatever the root issue was that had been causing all this distress.
Luckily I had the foresight to go and see my homeopath. He helped me through all of this and the treatment relieved me of my anxiety.
My panic attacks stopped. I went on to have my children which was an amazing experience. Life was good but I found I still had a crippling depression that I didn’t understand and it wasn’t going away.
I decided to study homeopathy. I now know there’s always a reason why you’re feeling something. Panic attacks, depression and anxiety do not materialize out of thin air. There’s something going on; something has caused it.
Facing up to the root cause
On graduation day, I broke down in tears on stage because I mentioned my mum. The flood gates opened. Afterwards a good friend took me aside and said, “Dipti I think you need to deal with this.”
I brushed it off and said I’d already dealt with it. But she persisted and suggested something I’d never heard of: Grief Coaching.
I decided to give it a go. It was nothing like I’d ever encountered before.
We were never taught how to deal with grief
Our ingrained beliefs make us act in a way that suppresses our grief. We just carry on with it. It’s that suppression which leads to all kinds of physical aspects.
In my experience it was manifesting as:
- Panic attacks
- Not being able to eat
- Not being able to have conversations with people
I knew this wasn’t the real me. Through coaching, all of my losses were attended to in great detail. I got to explore everything. I couldn’t believe that all of this stuff had just been sitting inside me waiting to explode. No wonder I’d been feeling so awful!
Grief coaching helped me to get intimate with the pain of my loss. I couldn’t move on until then.
It was 20 years after my mum had died that I was introduced to this way of processing grief. My mum died when I was very young. It changed my life. But I just carried on and carried on and kept on carrying on. Until one day I found a way to really deal with it all. Losing my Dad earlier this year has been one of the most heartbreaking events of my life and I honestly don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have this work to fall back on.
The power of grief coaching
Grief coaching takes you to where you need to go, a place beneath the surface where everything can open up. Homeopathy is great and grief coaching is a way to take you even deeper.
It helped me to feel like I could live again. I could breathe again. I had finally found a way to deal with my grief in the right way. Which is why I’m now a qualified grief coach as well as a Homeopath – together, they are a powerfully healing combination that gets to the root cause so you can be free.
From my own lived experience and training, I know that you don’t have to live with the pain of your grief. You don’t have to live with anxiety, insomnia and not understanding why you feel like this.
I want to support you to experience life on the other side of anxiety and my 1:1 ‘Recover’ program is the best way I know how. Book a free discovery call here to find out more…..