Sarah needed to stop her endless negative self-talk; it was sucking away her life energy. She said, “My doctor tells me that I have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in addition to anxiety and panic disorder.”
In the preceding five years, her condition had become so debilitating that she could no longer work full-time. At one point, she was so troubled that she could barely leave the house.
Fortunately, she was spirited and did not give up easily. She tried medication, cognitive therapy and was vigilant about diet and exercise. She also regularly listened to self-help CD’s, occasionally attended yoga classes, surrounded herself with crystals and fidgeted with gemstones everywhere to deal with her anxiety.
Compassionately, Sarah’s physician and a few friends enthusiastically encouraged her to take my Effortless Meditation™ course at Twin Ponds. She was very skeptical, as she said, “I cannot sit still, so how will I ever be able to meditate?”
Sarah eventually acquiesced, realizing that she had little to lose except the course fee. Once her physician assured her that the course was worth 10 times what was being charged, she was ready to take the plunge.
What was to come took Sarah by complete surprise. After the third 1.5 hour session, the third day of the course, she excitedly declared to me, “I have removed all my gemstones and crystals from my car and I haven’t carried them with me since I learned to meditate. She was initially hesitant to discuss these changes but after a few months of being free of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, she freely began to share her story with others.
“When it came to obsessive compulsive disorder, practicing Effortless Meditation™ did for me what medicine, diet and exercise, and cognitive therapy couldn’t, and literally within days.” To her delight, Sarah’s obsessive mental dialogue has lost its power to control her life.