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Health Matters, Mental Health, Self-Help

Anxiety And Panic: The Miracle of ‘The Linden Method’

Do you suffer episodes of irrational fear of outside spaces, inside spaces and crowds? Do you find yourself engaged in Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours (OCB’s)? Do you feel like a prisoner to your fearful thoughts? Do you spend half your life preparing excuses as to why you can’t leave the house, go to certain places, or see other people? Do you wake up dreading the day, wondering if you’ll make it through without a panic attack?

 I suffered anxiety and panic attacks throughout my life. These bouts were episodic, that is, they arrived at major turning points in my life, varying in intensity and in their symptoms. They would sometimes be quite severe for a while, though as time went on, they would ease off and I found them to be quite manageable. But when Zak died, any sense of control that I had over these panic attacks disappeared completely.

 My anxiety became so debilitating, that just the thought of answering the phone and speaking to people triggered a bout of panic.  The symptoms were horrible. Out in the world beyond the confines of my home, I’d get attacks of vertigo, I’d feel faint, and most of the time would be convinced I was going to pass out. Going out to shopping malls, I would have to check where all the exits were just so that I knew I could run for it when an attack began. Many a time I’d get stuck in a department store fitting room for what seemed an age, or find myself glued to a toilet seat until a panic attack passed. Often, after being in a cinema for about ten minutes, I’d have to abandon my family and wait in the car. At a restaurant, I’d make everyone sit near the doors so I could make a hasty escape if it was needed. Once, when I went with my family to a crowded restaurant and they insisted I stay ‘just to see if I could make it through’, I sat and cried all through dinner from the sheer terror of being there.

When my family made plans to go out, I would perspire terribly with the dread of leaving the house. I’d get heart palpitations and my stomach would roll over and over, making me feel nauseous.  The attacks would start the night before, and I’d wake up in the early hours from the awful anticipation of having to go out. Away from the house, my legs would feel like jelly all day, and I’d be so exhausted from all the adrenaline rushes, that by the end of an outing I would feel like I was half dead. It was a nightmare. I’d make excuses all the time not to go somewhere, and I would manipulate things so that we went to a place where I would feel ‘safe’.

My understanding husband would spend many an evening going out with our daughter and her friends to the movies or to a restaurant, when he’d rather have gone with me, and so by the time Annabel decided to go to the UK for a while, I realized I would have to take action and get help. I just could not allow Lance to be a prisoner of my fear too. Once Annabel was gone, he’d be stuck with me and my panic.

I didn’t go to a psychiatrist or the hospital because I knew I was dealing with something outside of conventional medical treatment. This was not a body illness for which pills could be prescribed. Symptoms manifested in the body, yes, but the cause lay in my mind, in the fearful thoughts that plagued me. I knew that when only the symptoms are treated, nothing changes. The irrational fear remains, and it always over-rides the effect of the medication. The only thing that the medical profession could offer me was pills, which I didn’t want to take.  I’d rather die than walk around in a constant fugue. So instead, I found someone who’d been through the fear himself, and had come out on the other side. He wasn’t a doctor, or a psychiatrist; he was just someone who had suffered in a horrible way and who now wanted to help other people.

Charles Linden worked miracles for me. Now, when these attacks begin, I follow his instructions and I am fine. If you are one of these people who struggle with fear, or know someone else who does, you will benefit from contacting him. He is the kindest, most empathetic teacher there is. His voice and his quiet insistence that you will manage the fear is so comforting, and his own story with crippling anxiety is so inspiring, you feel hope where all was once lost. The thing with panic and anxiety, is that eventually you become afraid of the fear. It sounds crazy to someone who hasn’t been through it, but that’s the truth of it. When you have a panic attack because you think you’re going to have a panic attack, it’s no wonder that you imagine you will never go out again and live a normal life. I truly believed that I would always be house-bound.  I longed for the old days when I could do simple things like drive to a supermarket and do the weekly shopping. I felt as if I was mentally ill and would never recover.

And then I found Charles Linden. Discovering this man’s website was a gift from the gods. He was so genuine, his video message so heartfelt, I knew he was going to deliver on his promise. I was frightened, and he let me know through his words that everything would be okay. When a human being speaks from the depth of their soul, people hear them. I heard Charles Linden that day, and my life changed drastically.

With the Charles Linden Method, it doesn’t take long to see results; for me it took no more than a couple of weeks at the most. You can contact him online; you pay a fee (not expensive at all);  he sends you a link to his site, and you then download mp3’s and materials and activities. He addresses the issues through video recordings and reading material and if you find it necessary, you can speak to people at The Charles Linden Contact Centre. If you choose to, you can book yourself onto his retreats. His method is one that is very grounded in common sense, it is simple and completely effective. He promises you healing, and you get it.  Watch the video below. That way you get more than just my validation for a wonderful technique and a wonderful man.

I wish you the best if you are a sufferer. It worked wonders for me and I’ve never looked back. And by the way, this is not one of those awful promotion ads. This is a genuine referral. I’m not getting a penny for this post!!!

Charles Linden Website: http://www.lindenmethod.com/

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About Yaz

Hi Everyone! Please check out my site. There you'll find a range of subjects on which I've expressed my world view. I always challenge myself and others to move out of their point of view and try seeing things from another perspective. Your point of view will always be there if you don't like mine! And I'd love to hear from you. Perhaps you'll shift something in me. This is the journey to the True Self and I love it. Lots of love to you all!

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Anxiety And Panic: The Miracle of ‘The Linden Method’

  1. I put up my hand, Yaz. Watching the video and reading your post I could identify with all. I suffered for about a decade and eventually was not able to go out from my home for almost a year. I put myself into a ‘clinic’ for three weeks, which was the beginning of recovery. It took approximately 5 years doing many of the things that are spoken about in the video… A terrible thing to suffer; I was determined to get through..! I love the fact that there is now such a wonderful ‘openness’ about these debilitating scenarios…
    Well done for your post. Here’s hoping many who are suffering today come across this article, or the video…

    Posted by carolynpageabc | November 20, 2012, 4:05 am
  2. Yaz, I’m so happy that you found this method that was able to help you. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by Suzanne McRae | November 20, 2012, 8:27 am
  3. Oh Yaz. I had no idea. What you’ve been through makes you all the more remarkable for having come this far. I so hope many others who currently need the help of Charles Linden find their way here and as soon as possible. I guess they will come when they are ready. But I will keep note and send people when I can. There is one blogger you may know of already. I hope she come soon. Hugs

    Posted by Joy is now | November 20, 2012, 10:40 am
  4. Thank you Yaz for sharing this. It made my eyes wet and also admiring of you. I suffer from mini panic attacks, anxiety and a compulsion. The compulsion got triggered when I entered menopause and the death of my nephew. I know my mind needs to be healed and all else will follow. The panic is not full blown but it’s enough to keep me feeling ungrounded most of the time. It’s not a fun way of living life as I know how to experience joy and gratitude, but the anxiety sometimes gets in the way. I am fully aware that once my mind’s fears heals all else will follow. I am looking into ordering his program. Thank you again! Hugs and love~

    Posted by sufilight | November 20, 2012, 12:07 pm
  5. thanks Yaz for your fantastic work!

    Posted by Linda Willows | November 20, 2012, 2:31 pm
  6. Yaz, this was a fantastic post. The video too.

    I can’t believe though (from my experience with my sister) that you could hide them – or that make-up artist on the video could. My sister used to stiffen up (she called them ‘stiffies’) and her hands would be unmoving, & once she was spitting continuously & I had to guide her on a long walk from our place up to a train station & to a doctor’s – a psych’s. People stared at us and I HATED them. I hated “the people” all just staring at us. It was really bad going.

    She hasn’t had an episode for YEARS, but recently (you know, the delivered to her door hate mail) which resulted in her having her first psychotic episode in over a DECADE, & she ended up in the psych ward, well, she recently had one – first in YEARS. It was really sad. It’s like she regressed. But I just don’t imagine her being open to this method. This woman says “don’t let it control YOU” but I just can’t imagine my sister being in charge of it, or even trying. I just don’t think she has the mind to.

    You’re wonderful to bring this out of the closet though. Incredible, you could experience such, and hide it.

    Great post, Yaz! 🙂

    Posted by WordsFallFromMyEyes | November 20, 2012, 11:50 pm

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