Anxiety As A Pscyhological Barrier To Recovery

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Recovery is a  process.

A successful recovery includes many things including the support of loved ones, a professional recovery specialist, and a deep emotional dive.

 

There is nothing more empowering than taking back your happiness and being on a path to success. Click To Tweet

 

Let’s dive in and talk specifics.

As human beings, we can be said to be made up of two systems that are composed together.

The first system is our (conscious) cognitive system. This system is aware of what is happening. It is basically our ability to choose where to focus our attention, what to relate to, what to think, what to say, how to express, how to move the body, and more.

The second system is the subconscious system. The one that stores all our repressed memories is that we have no control over, such as our emotions, our feelings, the various bodily functions, the hormonal system, our impulses and needs, and more.

While using any addictive substances, we lose some degree of control. We cause changes in our way of thinking and recognizing. Our normal defense mechanisms loosen the strong grip they had on our subconscious emotional world. As a result, more than once, beneath the surface rises a strong burst of unprocessed emotions. These are natural emotions that have always been within us. However, they have not been accessible to us due to our natural defense mechanisms.

What actually happens while using drugs is sometimes an emotional flood. A burst of unprocessed emotions and experiences repressed years below the surface, rising and unleashing powerfully and uncontrollably.

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Anxiety As A Pscyhological Barrier To Recovery

What to expect during recovery?

When you are dealing with something such as recovering from opiate addiction, or any other, it can come with high anxiety levels. It is essentially an experience of strong emotional flooding accompanied by a sense of shock, fear of losing control, and an inner crisis of confidence. We experienced ourselves in a frightening situation where we did not identify ourselves and did not control what was happening to us. 

Dealing with it naturally. 

Natural anxiety treatment after using drugs not only frees us from anxiety but strengthens our self-esteem. It helps to live with less stress. You must learn how to regulate and balance the emotional system naturally. Once you start to support your emotional system it will not constantly be feeling a sense of danger. Consequently, we calm down, start to think clearly, and discover that no disaster has happened. Everything is fine. It becomes a fun journey of empowerment and personal development organically and naturally. When you understand it in the right context things seem much easier and much more pleasant than we thought. You should seek out the assistance of a professional to do this safely. There are plenty of people who are willing to help you. There is nothing more empowering than taking back your happiness and being on a path to success. 

Naturally Yours,

Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

 

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.