I taught this man about meditation and living in the moment to help his social anxiety- Here is what he said in an update.
Dr. Paul Haider Just a quick update, I can say now my social anxiety has gone from a 10 to a 2 or 3 without taking any supplements or medications. Only thing bad about this is I tend to see my stomach sticking out more nowadays since my body is more relaxed state throughout the day… hahahaha. I am so happier now and I had a moment a few weeks ago when it hit me…. I was just thinking to myself, “wow I feel like my old self again”…. I know its cliche but I haven’t felt like this since I was in my early teens which was nearly 30yrs ago. I do recall now reading a social anxiety help book in my twenties where it mentioned a relaxed body cannot support an anxious mind and vice versa but never took it seriously and have been doing CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) over the years to get better at combating negative thinking supplementing diversion tactics in my head but you know how that goes…I find that now if I relax my body my mind does not wander and it JUST STOPS, no more thinking about something over and over again playing out different scenarios, what if this what if that. I am so much more present in the moment and smile when I want to not because I think I have to… 🙂 Oh and depression completely gone too since I am no longer compulsively thinking about something bad that happened to me or if I just had a bad day… I seem to or now my mind just allows me to move on from a bad experience without dwelling on it, this is pretty neat.