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Day 21 resistance to calmness

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by jokeysmurf, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. jokeysmurf

    jokeysmurf Well known member

    I have been doing pretty good with Somatic Experiencing and something called Open Focus. I noticed that my anxiety will shoot through the roof whenever I let my guard down and try and relax. I do manage to relax but that lasts about 3-4 mins and back to anxiety. I can clearly tell that my brain is learning to be calm and my amygdala is fighting as it's learning. Im hopefully yet uncomfortable.

    A few days ago I had a really great day followed by several hours of intense pain (extinction burst). I let it happen and continued with my practices. It eventually way to hours of calm.
     
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