Dealing With Anxiety During Lockdown

Never before have we experienced this intensity of anxiety, on so many fronts and in so many ways, lockdown has shown that we are all susceptible. Ranging from the mundane of ‘how can I get my shoe repaired’ to the extremely serious ‘whether I or one of my friends, relatives might live or die’. 

Our anxieties are multiplied exponentially by strict confinement and close family dynamics can be seriously challenged.  Aches, pains, physically, psychologically and emotionally are so much harder to handle when we do not have the space to breath, the intense familiarity with the same surroundings and having an invisible threat.  One moment seems totally normal as we look out onto beautiful skies and then turn on the TV or radio to be saturated with bleak news and interminable warnings. It is no wonder half of British adults are feeling anxious about the future, especially their jobs.

As an Energy Healer, I am very sensitive to how our energies work.  Being so new, this viral pandemic almost seems like an insoluble problem as our heads and hearts work overtime to find solutions in a myriad of scenarios that we cannot fathom. Life, as we know it, will change forever.  Fuelled by lengthy discussions with colleagues, friends and family as to if, how, what and where, becomes exhausting mentally and emotionally, and that is when irrational fears creep in. 

Understanding Anxiety

Rational fears and those measured sense of awareness and caution that identify measured risk and keeps us alive through well thought out warnings – like crossing a main road.  Irrational fears are in the world of ‘if’; they grip our minds and emotions sending us into a downward spiralling vortex of fear and worry.  You can worry yourself sick sitting in an armchair and that is what is happening, people are worrying themselves sick hence the old saying, ‘I am worried sick’.   

Channeling the powerful healing energy of the Universe is a natural gift and I am grateful to be able to help others in these troubled times of high anxiety.  Change is never easy; we do not even know what the change will be and what it is all about.  Healing the mind is as important as healing the body, so as not to fall sick. Similarly, dealing with illness without the natural resources of support and stability of social functioning as we knew it adds to underlying levels of anxiety. Things are unstable around us, so its important to not ignore signs of anxiety and to seek help if you feel overwhelmed. An anxiety treatment center  that specializes in helping people overcome mental health problems might be worth considering. Furthermore, it’s often difficult to talk about these issues with your loved ones and friends, so seeking out support groups – whether online or close to you – might be a great way for you to find others going through shared experiences.

Never before have we experienced this intensity of anxiety, on so many fronts and in so many ways, lockdown has shown that we are all susceptible. Ranging from the mundane of ‘how can I get my shoe repaired’ to the extremely serious ‘whether I or one of my friends, relatives might live or die’. 
Half of British adults are feeling increased levels of anxiety during the pandemic lockdown. Photo by Georg Arthur Pflueger  on Unsplash

Why the Lockdown is severely affecting our mental health

Stress levels in house-bound times have dramatically increased back ‘sofa-backs’, painful necks and shoulders from too much computer time, feelings of unwellness as we overeat (nicknamed ‘corona-grazing’) and under exercise, plus the media-fed statistics and bad news stories continuously building anxiety. Even where you live  has a direct impact on our anxiety levels. For example, you can get various different natural remedies and treatments depending on your location. There has never been a time where healing has been more needed.

We all need to adapt to these movement-restricted times, including myself, normally a hands-on healer.  Recently, I have been using a new approach sharing the same space and time with Skype healings, connecting with clients in the digital space, with surprising results. Being able to see and talk with the person I am healing creates a strong sense of presence and allows me to connect deeply with my client.

Universal Energy healing is an incredibly powerful natural force as it transcends the limits of mind and space.  It is remarkably effective in creating a sense of calm, ease and well-being.  I am often told that the healing feels like the shift from a stormy tumultuous sea to calm waters, as our minds and bodies come off high alert to relax – rather like when you go on holiday.  The sense of relief can be huge as anxiety, aches and pains diminish, and in many cases, ease so much as to disappear.  

Quantum mechanics may one day explain how and why energy healing is real.
At the quantum level all things are energy. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The surprising effects of Universal Energy Healing

Science and quantum theory throw light on how Virtual Healing works.  It explains, for example, how two electrons can behave in the same way but be in totally different space, even different parts of the World.  Intuitively mankind has always felt this with mediation and prayer, as we often send our messages of good intent to people a great distance from ourselves, with the deep belief that it will work. 

Healing with Universal Energy works in the same way channelling an unlimited source of healing energy and insight.  Using modern video technology, I can be present more fully with my client which makes a big difference as I visualise them clearly and their sense of being.  I ask them to place their hands on the affected part of the body and I begin the healing process.  To be honest, it has surprised me as to how effective this is and continue to be impressed, though in reality, it is not me doing the healing but the Universal Energy through me and through your hands. 

Nine weeks ago, just before the pandemic really hit, a client of mine had a complete knee replacement and was in considerable discomfort and pain.  He explained that when you leave hospital, there is a strong directive to push against the surgery and really bend the operated knee in the first twelve weeks, before it sets to maximum range.  As the pandemic hit, physiotherapy resources were no longer there to support rehabilitation. 

Chris said that he had to balance this inner tube looking swollen knee with managing pain control, cold packs and exercise. The prescribed stretches, walks, and getting on with life (shopping, queues etc) inflamed the knee, with strange clunking painful feelings. Chris felt his knee was in a mess, swollen, crunching, painful and stinging. Chris commented, ‘I felt awful and very anxious as could not move around.

I was surprised when Douglas offered me a skype session.  I had had his hand-on sessions previously and knew they were very effective.  He asked me to place my hands on my knee and went into a deep meditation like state during which my knee was stinging for the first eight minutes and then a beautiful sense of relaxation and calm descended.  Later that day and the next morning my knee and general well being felt so much better.  Thank you, Douglas’. 

Dr. Christopher Graff PhD

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Douglas Ballard
Douglas Ballard

Douglas Ballard is an accomplished international Energy Healer. Douglas is down to earth and very approachable. Currently practicing in Belgravia, London, Douglas is well recognised for his success in treating anxiety, stress, exhaustion, immune-related illness, back, shoulder and post-operative pain. Clients nearly always experience a sense of calm, unwinding and relief on their path to wellbeing. Douglas’s Energy Healing touch works extremely well alongside conventional therapy, helping to mitigate and restore the harsh side-effects of drug treatment, surgery and radiotherapy.

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