Re: MEDITATION and ANXIETY
Meditation and visualizations are very helpful to me. Sometimes it is hard to simply clear the mind of thoughts when the mind is so anxious, so i find calming music, or a relaxing bath, or having something good to focus on, or some great advice i recieved a while ago - to write a list of all the things that make you feel loved, safe, and warm, therefore when you meditate, focus on these things, and feel the love, safety and warmth envelope you. It is a lot easier than jumping ahead into trying to not think anything.
The most effective visualization I find, is focusing on slow calm inhales and exhales, while being in a very comfortable relaxed position, and imagining white light flowing through every point of my body. For example, imagine a beautiful translucent white light that's sole purpose is to surround you in love and safety and cleanse away any fears and anxiety you have, breathe it in and feel it spread to your fingertips, imagine it travelling to every point throughout your body, finger to finger, to wrist, to elbow, to shoulder, to the inside of the arm, then to the chest, ect. This exercise works wonders for me.
Keep up the meditating!