The following case-study about relaxation techniques for anxiety demonstrates what can be achieved by practicing the simple self-help practice of higher-consciousness healing as described in Tara’s book The Five Minute Miracle.
Jack (55 years) was a highly skilled business man who had been very successful in his career until two years ago when he had left his former position to come to live with his partner in a new country. Jack had thought it would be very easy for him to find a new job but despite sending out hundreds of applications he had not even been invited to a single interview. Jack was beside himself with anxiety which he measured as 7 out of 10 on the scale of suffering.

When we talked about his work situation in more detail it turned out that in his deepest heart Jack wanted to open a restaurant rather than go back into the corporate world. But Jack now felt so anxious that he could not even contemplate being self-employed. So I guided him into relaxation and he received a golden key as a healing-symbol to get over his fears. I showed him how to visualize this symbol in heart, envelop himself in a bubble of love and slow down his breathing with the anti-anxiety breathing. After each out-breath he had to lengthen the gap before breathing in again. There and then Jack was able to completely dissolve his anxiety about his job situation – something that had not happened for several months.

When Jack came back after another two weeks he reported that the symbol had brought him a lot of comfort. He slept better, he experienced less anxiety but he still felt emotionally up and down a lot. Fortunately, his confidence had so much improved that he had decided to go ahead with his plan to open a restaurant and to allow his partner to care financially for him in the meantime. That would have been totally out of question before. Still, Jack felt quite anxious at the prospect of leaving the security of an employed job behind in favor of being self-employed.

In the next session I emphasised that Jack would be perfectly able to resolve his financial situation once he had his fears under control. Jack was doubtful but willing to give it a try. I then showed him that all his emotions manifested as tensions in his physical body (something he had been entirely unaware of) and that he could dissolve these tensions by relaxing and letting the loving light of his symbol flood into these parts of his body. At the end of the session Jack felt better than he had done for a very long time and I instructed him to keep dissolving all his negative feelings on a daily basis, no matter whether good or bad things happened.

After another two weeks Jack reported that he was able to dissolve most of his negative emotions and – not surprisingly – he had started to get involved in several promising business ventures with previous colleagues. He felt all-round a lot better.

Two months later Jack emailed me saying that he felt emotionally stabilised, that he had several short-term business projects on the go and that he was working on his long-term wish of opening a restaurant.

Everybody can achieve similar anxiety healing by following the simple relaxation techniques for anxiety outlined in Tara Springett’s book The Five-Minute Miracle.

Author's Bio: 

Tara Springett holds an M.A. in Education and is a fully qualified psychotherapist. She has post-graduate qualifications in gestalt therapy, body awareness therapy and transpersonal therapy. She has worked as a drugs counselor, counselor for adolescents and general psychotherapist since 1988.
Tara has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner since 1986. In 1997 she received encouragement from her Buddhist teacher to teach others. Tara has since taught on-going meditation groups and combines Buddhist wisdom and her experience in counseling when assisting her clients with their personal growth, self development & improvement.
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