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Old 02-24-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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Re: My Suggestions For Anxiety, Panic and Obsessive Thoughts

I found your post so helpful. Maybe it will encourage me to stick w/ the
meditation this time. I have suffered from anxiety and worrisome thoughts
ever being sick for almost 2 yrs with stomach problems. Just knocked my
confidence and me for a loop, and then up came the depression and anxiety
thinking I was never going to be well again.
I've been seeing a psychologist and he has talked to me about meditation
which I tried several times, but just had trouble keeping thoughts out of my
mind and gave up. My daughter also suffered from anxiety and she bought
the book "Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has done well with
it and seems to be for the most part anxiety free. However, shes 27 yrs
younger and maybe can absorb this better. Now that I have read your
success story and others, I will try harder to keep in the present and keep
neg, worrisome thoughts out by trying to dismiss them as they enter my
mind---I think that is what you are saying. I guess as I tried it, I kept thinking
I don't see how this is going to make me better.

Would love to hear any other words of encouragement that you have!!!
Thanks again for your post.