Anxieties and Fears
Is there anyone in this world who is not afraid of anything? Probably not. We’ve all experienced fear at least a few times in our lives. In many cases, fear is a mild sensation that passes once we are no longer exposed to the trigger. However, when fear takes control of our lives, impairs our quality of life, or prevents us from acting as we normally would, it has deeper roots and can be considered a phobia. Although many people continue to suffer endlessly from such conditions, they no longer have to. The Ora Golan Center’s unique treatment for such problems was developed by Dr. Ora Golan in New York and has been used to successfully treat tens of thousands of people from around the world.
What is anxiety?
A person experiencing emotional stress and unease and a sense of helpless when coping with a threat of some kind (whether real or imagined) can be considered to be in a state of anxiety. Such states are typically triggered by specific events and may have both physiological (pain, illness, and/or physical discomfort) and emotional (irritability, stress, or crying) manifestations and always involve symptoms that are associated with anxiety. In practice, anxiety is a natural survival mechanism of the human body that serves to protect us from dangers and threats and enables us to act quickly. In the distant past, this mechanism was effective and served a critical purpose. Today, however, it is usually unjustified and may also result in the emergence of an anxiety disorder, which, unfortunately, impairs the quality of life of many.
People experiencing an anxiety attack typically display at least three of the following symptoms:
- Unexplained perspiration and trembling of the limbs
- A feeling of suffocation and shortness of breath
- A powerful need to flee the location or situation in which they find themselves, which is perceived as dangerous
- Pain or tightness of the chest and stabbing pains in the left side of the chest
- Stomachache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Hot and cold flashes (that are not related to menopause)
- A sense of detachment and paralyzing fear that has no basis in reality
- Fear of death (without the existence of a terminal illness)
- Loss of control
צפו בסרטון של אורה גולן מתוך התוכנית "עושים שינוי" על מהו התקף חרדה
How do you know if you are having an anxiety attack?
An anxiety attack is an emotional state that comes on suddenly and in an individual manner as a result of exposure to factors such as fear, social pressure, panic, or emotional discomfort. Anxiety attacks usually reach their peak within anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. They typically begin with the onset of physiological symptoms (such as increased perspiration, increased heartrate, trembling, pallor, a feeling of being suffocated, headache, and dizziness), which may be followed by cognitive symptoms (from the feeling that something bad is about to happen to thoughts of insanity and even death). These symptoms may lead to behavioral changes such as paralysis, a sense of being unable to act, helplessness, and a powerful subsequent aversion to similar situations.
Common Types of Anxiety Attacks
Our anxiety mechanism is activated when we are exposed to something that we perceive as a threat. It is a survival mechanism that is meant to protect us from dangers and to prime us for quick response. Studies have shown that genetics play a significant role in anxiety attacks, as approximately half of those who experience them have a relative who also suffers from them or has suffered from them in the past. An anxiety attack occurs when a person perceives something as a threat and feels threatened. Even if the perception is mistaken, exaggerated, or imagined, it results in the development of physiological symptoms that further intensify the fear and anxiety, creating a vicious cycle that culminates in an anxiety attack. The frequency of anxiety attacks varies from person to person, as does the intensity of the symptoms.
There are three common types of anxiety attacks:
- Sudden Anxiety – When the onset of the attack is sudden, without warning and for no apparent reason.
- Recurring Anxiety in Certain Situations – When the anxiety mechanism is activated by a specific trigger – for example, when a person with a fear of elevators is either on or in the proximity of an elevator and experiences symptoms of anxiety to the point of an attack. The same mechanism characterizes the anxiety experienced by people suffering from other fears, such as the fear of flying, the fear of driving, the fear of tests, and the fear of an audience.
- A Tendency for Anxiety Attacks in Certain Situations – When a person only sometimes suffers an anxiety attack in certain situations. For example, a teenager suffering from the fear of tests may suffer attacks during exams in some subjects but during exams in other subjects may experience no anxiety whatsoever.
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Anxieties and fears are a burden with which people may live for their entire lives. Many people who have suffered anxiety attacks live in constant fear of experiencing another one, as some anxiety attacks are sudden and have no warning signs or distinct triggers (as in people with claustrophobia who suddenly find themselves in a confined place). If you have noticed a tendency toward some of these symptoms in yourself, it is recommended to clarify whether you are suffering from anxiety attacks and, if so, to seek appropriate treatment. An initial diagnosis can be made by your general practitioner, who will issue you a referral based on his or her assessment of your symptoms.
An Innovative Groundbreaking Treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks
The Ora Golan Center has developed a unique treatment to eliminate emotional blocks, fears, anxiety, and attention and concentration disorders. Based on an understanding of the close relationship between the body and soul, the quick, advanced, and precise treatment is based on a technique that uses muscle memory to locate the emotional block impairing the patient’s quality of life and eliminate it, without the use of medication.
The human body has an emotional system that remembers and examines the events we experience in the course of our lives. Certain situations which the system identifies as dangerous or as constituting a threat may generate fear, anger, frustration, and other such phenomenon that are the result of emotional blocks that may take a heavy toll on our lives in the future. Emotional blocks dictate our thoughts, our emotions, and our responses, and influence our behavior, our decisions, and our capacity to use our abilities to their fullest.
During the treatment, Dr. Ora Golan identifies the emotional block or blocks in question, assesses when and under what circumstances they were formed, and eliminates them in a safe and gentle manner, with no need for psychological conversation with the patient. The initial evaluation process is based on a short preliminary interview and Applied Kinesiology, which provides the therapist with information about the body based on the level of muscle resistance.
The treatment is short, focused, and modular, and is suitable for adults, adolescents, children, and even babies. It is has been successfully used to treat many thousands of individuals, allowing Dr. Golan to further develop the method, conduct in-depth research on its impact, and provide badly needed help to patients in different realms of life.