The following case-study about healing anxiety demonstrates what can be achieved by practicing the simple self-help practice higher-consciousness healing.
Lisa came to see me because she suffered from strong anxiety (‘my first feeling in the morning is panic’), agonising self-doubt (she wrote big diaries full of self-analysis), major problems with her boyfriend (‘I hate my boyfriend and I never had a real relationship’) and great problems earning her money and keeping a job (‘my work is absolutely soul-destroying’). Lisa had a past full of abuse, drama and drink problems.
Lisa was a great ‘psychologist’ and could link all her present problems to her abusive childhood or to some other complicated psychological theory. Again and again I pointed out to her that the solution to her problems was much simpler and that all this analysing just made matters worse. Luckily, Lisa also had a great sense of humour and our sessions were often full of laughter despite her many problems.
My first two points were that she had to stop drinking and that she should work with a healing-symbol to reduce her anxiety. But here came the next challenge – Lisa had never been able to carry out any form of commitment. So I elicited a solemn promise from her to keep to these commitments. When Lisa came back two weeks later she reported that she hadn’t drunk a drop and that this was the first time in her life that she had kept to a commitment. Unfortunately, she hadn’t been able to focus on her healing-symbol because every time she had tried she had felt waves of anxiety that she might fail.
Before Lisa could launch into another intricate theory about her past I explained to her that healing anxiety is a very mechanical process that she could learn in minutes. Firstly, I showed her how she could lengthen the gap after each outbreath. Then I asked her to see loving light radiating from her healing-symbol to the anxiety in her tummy and see these tensions in her stomach opening up like a beautiful flower. If anxious thoughts came up she should simply chuckle at them rather than analysing them. Lisa followed these instructions and was able to dissolve her anxiety completely in this session – an experience she couldn’t remember ever having before.
In the following four weeks Lisa was able to completely dissolve her life-long anxiety to zero. She also drastically reduced her tendency to over-analyse herself. With the help of another healing-symbol and some role play she gained confidence in the relationship with her boyfriend and was able to tackle their conflicts. She was also more confident about how to change her work situation for the better.
I had the chance to talk to Lisa eight months later and she reported that her anxiety healing was still complete. She had also been able to split up from her dissatisfying relationship with her boyfriend. Most importantly, Lisa told me that practising higher-consciousness healing had helped her to embark on a spiritual path which was bringing her immense happiness and satisfaction.
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.