In this brief blog, we are going to talk about subconscious anxiety and how to use your subconscious to get rid of your anxiety.
Is your subconscious causing your anxiety?
This is something that a lot of people wonder. Can you stop your anxiety by adapting your subconscious? Or does your subconscious actually cause your anxiety?
If you are an introvert then you may wonder if most of the fears you have which end up causing your anxiety are simply in your subconscious and what you can do to reduce the amount of anxiety you are experiencing.
You may feel you are being looked at when you enter a restaurant or pub or you may feel people are staring at you wilt you are on the bus or on the public train.bIn truth someone walking or moving into an environment is usually scanned when they move so this isn’t anything unique to you but your subconscious may give you this anxiety and make you think so. Reframing your subconscious to avoid these thoughts will allow you to avoid getting anxious.
So how does your subconscious translate this and make feel anxious?
It’s simple, your subconscious doesn’t set out to make you anxious but it is looking for an event that gives it a point of reference to something in the past which allows it to then make those connections. If this event is something your subconscious wants to protect you from then you will begin to feel anxious.
If your subconscious notices that someone looks odd, they are paying too much attention to you, they are carrying a weapon or doing anything which may be dangerous then your anxiety will rise up as it should due to this scenario.
This is in effect how your subconscious works, the reference points are designed to trade back moments in history for you to use and decide on how you will act depending on the context of the event that occurred in the past. If the events of the past were very bad events which caused you to have anxiety then you may find that your anxiety will develop immediately due to this.
Being able to avoid this subconscious anxiety which develops as a result of past events may require medical treatments and therapies.
Because our subconscious allows us to respond to situations quickly we often don’t understand the patterns which lead us to become anxious and in essence develop subconscious anxiety.
How to reduce Subconscious anxiety patterns in the brain
Anxiety can be very hard to get rid of especially if you don’t seek expert mental health help early enough. Subconscious anxiety can be even harder to get rid of if not spotted early enough and defined as an anxiety of the subconscious.
In reality, almost every anxiety we face is an anxiety of the subconscious and to get rid of our anxiety we must first address it in our subconscious to determine where the anxiety comes from. We can then look to change how we think about our anxiety. To do this you may require expert mental health help from counsellors who may use techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy and other techniques. By using techniques which allow us to reprogramme the brain in regard to the causes of our anxiety will help us reduce the frequency and severity of our anxiety.
But what if you try and reduce your anxiety through a variety of techniques and none of this helps you. What if you go through some treatment and indeed you feel better but after a long period of time your anxiety comes back out of nowhere? In this case, you must look to your subconscious in a bid to help get rid of your anxiety.
There isn’t any superior guide on the subconscious and no one can truly say they fully understand the subconscious and hence treating anxiety which we believe starts from the subconscious can be very hard but we know the basics and this may be all we need to help us.
Our subconscious helps us interpret situations instantly due to stored memory, our subconscious learns, adapts and observes from our day-to-day interactions. Our subconscious helps us make split-second decisions and in many cases, we won’t understand what factors determine the output of our subconscious at the moment.
Our subconscious does not have any bias on the type of information it stores. It collects any and every information it comes across and can then reference the memory whenever it needs it in the future.
In the same way, our subconscious can be trained in any way which may help us get rid of our anxiety.
How ort subconscious chooses what memory it retains isn’t very clear but usually we can retrain it to let go of bad memories.
Our subconscious can be reprogrammed by repetition for example. The more we repeat and hear something the more likely we will believe it.
How to reprogramme your subconscious
To reprogramme your subconscious you will need to purge your subconscious of the thoughts which trigger your anxiety. You will know you have purged your subconscious of every thought which could potentially make you anxious when you finally no longer feel any fear or anxiety in the same scenarios you may have been anxious.
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option. Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.
If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.
You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.