7. Recover through a Whole-Person Perspective
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Sudden shakiness and startle responses may come from legitimate and immediate threats, or past threats which our body treats as current. The resulting state can become paralyzing, especially as it impacts us physiologically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically.
Recovery to states of calm and confidence may require attendance to multiple aspects of who we are as created beings.
Our bodies, brains, spirits, and souls are so intricately interconnected that what we do in one area impacts the other. We need approaches that take this into account.
If we don’t deal with what’s underneath, the experiences, beliefs, and physiological impacts of anxiety sticks.
Digging out unhealthy beliefs and working through unhealed hurts may come through counsel with trauma-informed therapists. Exercise can impact our body’s ability to manage additional stresses. Safe community provides a place to fail and experience that we’re still OK.
God’s design for you is more than what you feel and think. More than the condition of your body. He’s always working, even through ways we don’t expect. This may include doctors, therapists, safe community, and quiet moments with Him.
Embrace His plan for you as a whole person impacted by anxiety.
I still feel anxiety. I don’t live condemned because of it. When guilt surfaces, because anxiety remains, ask God to reveal His healing grace instead.
He is with you in every tremble.
Jolene Underwood is an emotional health warrior and soul care mentor. She provides practical and spiritual support for cultivating life within the Christian soul by drawing upon her personal journey towards emotional health, her psychology background, and a passion for Christian counseling.Jolene writes regularly at JoleneUnderwood.com. She also leads a community of writers called Rise Up Writers. Her tool, Unleash : Heart and Soul Care Sheets, has helped hundreds experience greater freedom. Connect with her online via YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest at @theJoleneU or via the Cultivated Life Newsletter.
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