Lies You Were Told
This audio is to assist those who have been emotionally abused as a child. It discusses the lies you were told as a child by the abuser which can
continue to affect your adult life. Learn how to refute these lies.
If you have experienced these lies as a child, listening to this audio repeatedly can help you begin to change the impact of these lies in your life. The
more you recognize that what you were told was a lie and learn to counter these lies, the more you can create a more fulfilling life.
Also, using Excel At Life's Self Esteem Blackboard app can help you to challenge the inaccurate beliefs that you have about yourself because of
the lies that were told you as a child.
Distrust of Others and Learning to Discriminate
Those who have been severely hurt or traumatized by others often have problems with trust. They may distrust everyone or trust someone too much. This audio discusses the concept of trust and to learn to discriminate. In other words, learning how much you can trust someone and to what degree you can trust them. In this way, you can examine others motives and behaviors more realistically and decide whether they are someone who you want in your life.
This audio, in combination with other audios and resources on this site can help you with problems of distrust. However, as with all the resources, it is best to review the transcript with a mental health professional to determine if it is appropriate for your situation.
Mindful Grounding for Anxiety
This audio provides assistance when you are overwhelmed with anxiety and can't focus on relaxation especially if you are
experiencing depersonalization or derealization (you or your surroundings don't feel real).
The grounding technique can be particularly helpful when someone has
anxiety due to trauma which is causing flashbacks to the memory of the trauma. It has you focus on your immediate surroundings to help focus
away from the traumatic memory.
This type of audio is not for the purpose of relaxation but to help you feel more focused so that you can use other techniques.
Once you have used the mindful grounding
technique and can focus a bit more, it is a good idea to use the relaxation audios to help calm yourself further.
It is best to
listen to this audio for the first time when you don't need it so that you will have an idea of what to expect. In addition, developing
an understanding of mindfulness can help with this practice:
Learning to Tolerate Anxiety
This educational audio helps you to understand the concept of tolerating anxiety and why it is important. The fear of the anxiety and the
demand to get rid of it makes the anxiety worse. The more you learn to tolerate anxiety, the less intense and frequent it will be.
Developing mindfulness skills increases the ability to tolerate anxiety because mindfulness focuses on the immediate present not on the catastrophic worries about the future. The more that you focus on the "what ifs" regarding anxiety, the more likely your anxiety will be triggered. However, the more you can can understand and accept the anxiety, the less insistent it becomes.