I had no concept of how much anxiety was interfering with my daily life… until I took a Hypnobirthing course with my wife.
Here are a few things that helped me overcome my own social anxiety, and learn to actually enjoy being around people, over a period of a few years.
If you’re trying to deal with grief and loss in your own life right now, mindfulness is a good place to start.
What is hypnosis? This question has intrigued researchers, clinicians and just about everyone else for millennia.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a condition in which a person’s mind is stuck in some past traumatic event. This “disorder” is much more effectively treated with meditation than with any of the mainstream methods used by psychologists and psychiatrists in the western world today.
One of the most common misconceptions holding back the widespread adoption of meditation into the western healthcare system is that meditation is seen, in some way, as a “religious” activity, a “Hindu tradition” or “Buddhist ritual” of some kind. In truth, meditation (as it’s used today) is simply an exercise to strengthen the brain.
Here is a short list of the benefits of meditation, in western terms.
Why do some people like to ponder, while others love to socialize? Why is the introvert so good at math, while the extravert is so good with people? Is there a way that we can combine the good parts of both the Introvert and the Extravert, to become — something never seen before on the face of the Earth — a Supervert?!?
Modern Western Psychology (our entire paradigm of analyzing the “unconscious mind”) is based on the idea that through thinking, analyzing, and understanding, we can treat and cure the disorders of the mind. The problem is that most of the disorders that we attempt to treat through thinking and analyzing are arising from that very thing: thinking, and analyzing!
The difference between “niceness” and “kindness” is night and day, yet people often use these two words interchangeably, assuming that they’re “basically the same thing.” Well, I hope that I can help clear up that misconception with this article.