Psychiatrist Judith Orloff says one of the reasons creative people may be vulnerable to anxiety is “They are extremely sensitive.. they are very finely tuned and open to all kinds of energies from the outside, so it’s important they protect themselves and not be overwhelmed.”
She notes, “People need immediate relief for anxiety; they don’t want to wait. Medications alter your neurochemicals, but I believe we can do that with our own techniques and meditation practices.”
In her book Emotional Freedom, she includes a 3-minute mini meditation that people can use at a party, for example, if they are feeling anxious: they can get away from others and do this short meditation to calm themselves.
Listen to our audio interview in post: Judith Orloff, MD on Emotional Freedom.
Read more about supplements Dr. Orloff suggests to relieve anxiety at Anxiety Relief Solutions.
As highly sensitive people, we may experience many positive aspects of the trait, but we can also be more reactive and vulnerable to stress and anxiety.
Paula Prober, M.S., M.Ed., is a licensed counselor who works with adults to “heal unresolved issues from childhood and specializes in counseling and consulting with gifted adults, youth, and families.” She writes about why high ability people may be so vulnerable to stress and anxiety.
Article publié pour la première fois le 22/04/2015