My disorder was based around health anxiety, I can’t tell you the amount of times I went to the doctors or had an ambulance called out.
As you can imagine it was a scary time for my loved ones and me. I had counselling and hypnotherapy, as well as being placed on a six-month waiting list for CBT.
I now know all of which doesn’t help remove health anxiety, I was so disappointed with the lack of support from my doctors. I felt helpless and at the mercy of this debilitating condition
During my health anxiety, I stopped doing the things I enjoyed doing. Like getting out in the fresh air, walking that mountain or getting covered in mud mountain biking in the forest. Agoraphobia stopped me doing those things I enjoyed and my world became smaller and smaller. I never wanted to go out socialising and felt safer at home, how wrong was I, I was creating this anxiety disorder within me.
I had many symptoms, which included panic attacks that were very scary. I thought they would last forever and I remember thinking I can’t carry on and live my life like this.
Enough was enough and I starting to research why I felt the way I did to find some sort of answer. I never knew what was wrong with me until I came across The Linden Method.
All became clear after reading about Charles Linden, I couldn’t believe it, I had actually suffered with many of the same symptoms that Charles Linden himself had suffered with. My life had been in quite the dark place, not only for myself but my loved ones were suffering too, but I knew now what I had to do.
During my journey of recovery, I started to feel amazing. My life was exciting and more fulfilled. Each day as I complied with The Linden Method was a new day, a day of feeling better, my thoughts surrounding anxiety and these emotions and sensations faded. This enabled me to move forward with a jump in my step. Life was getting better final, even though I was a little apprehensive at first; I now had the utmost respect and confidence in The Linden Method.
After attending the residential retreat, this got me thinking about my life and what I wanted from it. I realised that my current job in the Prison Service was not the way forward. A few months after leaving the residential retreat I started up my own business. I have less stress and a better social life with a great work life balance. My life was getting better and better, but not just for me, but my loved ones too. I even started to climb mountings again.
I have now become a more confident and positive person. This also made me realised my passion to help others who were suffering in those same circumstances I had previously experienced. No one should have to go through what my loved ones or me had been through. After speaking with Beth Linden about my future and newfound passion, it wasn’t long before I was working towards being an LAR Coach Practitioner.
After about six-months and now as a qualified LAR Coach Practitioner my desire is to help others overcome their anxiety and associated symptoms of anxiety. I’ve also become a qualified Life Coach, I guess that’s because I’m more positive and confident.
When I was asked to become an Ambassador for The Linden Method, I felt this was an opportunity to help others and reassure those who may have concerns about doing The Linden Method, that, you can do it. You can and will become anxiety free by removing all those associated symptoms of anxiety as I did. Like many other Ambassadors we all have a story to tell, but we also all have one thing in common, we all recovered using The Linden Method.
I wish you well and your journey to recovery, which starts now….
Hi, my name is Beth, I am director of Linden Tree Education.
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