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Your Anxiety Is Not You

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Dorothy Ratusny
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
This client story echoes the work of alleviating anxiety for so many who struggle with the world’s biggest mental health problem, and the special friend who helped her life (far more) of the time, in the present moment. Do you have a question for me? Please send it to mail@dorothyratusny.com Namaste!
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Your Anxiety is Not You
Refocusing on what’s actually going on around you rather than the nervous chatter in your head is exhaustive, because it has to happen over and over and over again, potentially for the rest of your life. BUT - listening to things like this can make it easier. Being reminded of how many other people go through the same (millions and millions, about 4% of the global population) can make you feel like you’re a part of a global race towards the end instead of alone.
I feel somewhat calmer I notice that focusing on breathing helps to refocus thought too
I learned that breathing and focus go hand in hand. Also, some days I feel great and this practice is hard, while other days it feels more complicated even thought the process of calming hasn’t changed.