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|07-05-2012, 11:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Buddhist meditation retreat for anxiety
I went to an 8 hour meditation retreat at a zen meditation place and it helped me relax, big time! Do you get that constant worrying feeling in your tummy and overall feel nervous? I have many days like that and the meditation really helped mellow me out. It consisted of meditation, then walking meditation, then a break. We repeated this about every hour for 8 hours or so and after a while you just sort of just let it all go and your mind becomes unstuck. Once your unstuck you can carry on free of anxious thoughts. I find Buddhist philosophy and quantum physics very helpful bc, even in withdrawal, I realize that I make my own reality and that our perception of things is usually distorted. Change your thinking, clear your mind, relax, and then your reality changes.
2006: switched to Paxil (40mg)
2008: Fast Paxil taper failed, back on effexor (225mg)
2009: stopped effexor cold turkey because I could not afford it, switched to zoloft (100mg)
2010: Zoloft taper failed, switched to celexa (30mg)
October 2011: Tapered celexa in one week
"Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not. Pain is what the world does to you, suffering is what you do to yourself. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."
|07-06-2012, 04:10 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: new york
Re: Buddhist meditation retreat for anxiety
wow good for you! sounds very interesting!
2000 - 20mgs Paxil for GAD & Panic Attacks
2001 - 30mgs increased to 40mgs
2006 - back down to 20mgs - poop out
2/2007 - C/T off 20mgs - went back on at 10mgs
7/2007 - stabilized then started my taper off of 10mgs
8/2007 - down to 5mgs then found PP and began 10% taper
10/15/2008 - 0!
2/2009 - started CBT to finally work on anxiety