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COVID-19 Meditation(Free Access): Ease COVID-19 OCD and Anxiety Symptoms

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Dear Friends,

Please feel free to use and share the COVID-19 meditation for reducing OCD and anxiety symptoms below. It is our way of supporting the mental wellness of many people during this worrying and challenging time. I have also provided the script of the meditation in a pdf format for your use.

Meditation Exercise for Easing COVID-19 OCD and Anxiety Symptoms|The Two Witnesses Technique|

Download this Meditation Script HERE:

Regards,

Wale, MindBody Breakthrough

The purpose of this meditation is to help those with existing OCD and anxiety conditions to active their parasympathetic response (the body healing and relaxation centre) to serve as a protective factor in this worrying time. This meditation is designed to help you rewire your brain for greater control over your OCD and anxiety long-term. In the meantime, it keeps your entire being in a healing and resilient state against the uncertainties and negative emotions generated by COVID-19.

The COVID-19 epidemic, regular washing of the hands, self-isolation, the lock down situation of the society, and of course, the overwhelming conflicting media reports regarding how bad things could get before they get better can devastate the emotional state of many, especially those with existing obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.

This meditation helps reduce your stress level, boost blood flow to your brain, strengthen your immune system and gut flora (healthy bowel bacteria) for better gastro-intestinal reflexes and diminish your OCD tendencies. OCD often serves as a defence mechanism against overwhelming unresolved traumatic emotions, buried in the subconscious mind.

In times of uncertainties and stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety symptoms escalate. The fear that we feel in our minds instructs the anxiety circuits in the brain to up-regulate our sympathetic nervous system for hyper-arousal. This bio-chemical instruction increases our somatic symptoms of anxiety and OCD symptoms, and the Amygdala (fear and anxiety centre) starts to micro-manage our mind and body. Some people experience increased anxiety symptoms, such as palpitations, tingling of arms and legs, headache, nausea, raising heart, insomnia, dizziness.

Additionally, our digestive system gets compromised as it receives persistent survival instructions from the brain that its blood-flow will be cut. When you are in survival mode, as a result of the challenges that you face at the moment, the survival headquarters in your brain (brain stem) starts to allocate cerebral blow flow (CRB) based on survival, pumping more blood to the regions of the brain directly involved in survival activities (such as your amygdala, heart, lungs and your extremities), while reducing CRB from the regions which are not directly involved in your emergency survival contingencies (such as your pre-frontal cortex and bowel). This is why your thinking brain struggles to activate its executive capabilities when in survival mode (such as being able to concentrate on tasks, problem-solve, retrieve memories easily, control inappropriate impulses and behaviours, etc. The neurones in the brain are obsessed with the blood-flow, as this is the only delivery pathway for their fuel (glucose and oxygen). Regional blood-flow (rCBF) determines brain functionality.

Your PFC, which is the leader of your psyche, is often offline (low rCBF) in times of great uncertainties, fear and stress, forcing you to dissociate through a variety of mood altering activities, such as, day-dreaming, remuneration, substance abuse, foods, TV, social media, alcohol, sleep, gambling, etc. When the PFC is offline regularly, the amygdala (the chief security officer) has to step up its micro-management of the entire site (your brain and body) in order to ensure safety and survival. The amygdala achieves this by ordering excess stress chemicals production for your fight-or-flight activations. This is the beginning of psychological sufferings if the stressors persist. Excess cortisol levels increase the inflammation profile of the brain and body, and also compromise the immune system functions, making us to be prone to inflammation-based illnesses and diseases.

Hope this is useful to you or any of your loved ones.

Meditation Exercise for Easing COVID-19 OCD and Anxiety Symptoms|The Two Witnesses Technique|

Download this Meditation Script HERE:

Best regards,

Wale

MindBody Breakthrough



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