Below is information regarding a person who cannot remember when he was not terrified. There is no doubt in my mind that he suffers from the fight or flight negative emotion of fear and paranoia.
He is over 55 years of age and has seen psychiatrists, and therapists on a consistent basis yet have never been diagnosed as suffering from the fight or flight emotion of fear and paranoia. He was prescribed countless drugs over the years, and none have worked.
Why not? The answer is simple. Drugs will never fix a learned behavior!
I was terrified all my life but did not know why. Little things like going to the store to buy a quart of milk, or going to pick up fuel for my car, terrified me; until I read Dr. Dispenza’s book; “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” and began to meditate using his step-by-step approach.
I have been searching in vain to find a "WHITE RHINO" who suffered like me, and got better. I am seldom fearful. I now have hope, before I had none. I believed everything mom told me, as a small child. I had no reason to believe otherwise, but she was also fearful; and lived in terror since she was a child. Mom became overprotective, as a result; she taught me to fear the world and everything in it. My dad, on the other hand, was a perfectionist; and no matter how well I did a chore; he often found fault, and never thought to praise me. As a father, dad had learned how to be a parent from his parents. They were both perfectionists, who very seldom praised him. As a child, dad did not question what his parents asked him to do. They expected him to do his chores without praise. That was typical of the way things were then. Therefore, dad expected me to do tasks without praise; not realizing that I suffered from the fight or flight survival emotion of fear. After reading Dr. Dispenza’s book, I discovered that I not only wanted; but craved praise. Because I did not get it, I felt unloved and unworthy. For years I could not focus and concentrate so I gave up trying to learn anything new, because I could not remember anything for more than a couple of days. Through listening to Dr. Dispenza's meditation tapes I now love to learn new things and look forward to each day with hope and optimizm. Before I had none, and only looked forward to death to relieve me of my constant never ending mental suffering and pain.
"How many of you can relate to my story?
I expect many!"
Dad now regrets not praising me for my accomplishments. He said if he had known better, he would have done better. Because of this lack of praise, I felt stupid, to the point of being almost, mentally challenged. By taking three Cognitive Behavioral Therapy courses from age 47 until 51, I learned that I was not stupid. However, the CBT did not get rid of the fear.
According to Dr. Dispenza, individuals who live in terror, spend all their waking hours focusing their attention on escape; and as a result, find learning very difficult, so I learned almost nothing in school, or on the job.
Individuals, like me who suffer from the fight or flight
self-defense emotions quickly learn that showing their true self, ends in disaster. Sadly, they must live a liein order to survive. That has been my reality, but as I get better, I will develop a new personality, and in doing so I will be able to show my true self, for the first time in my life.
Until recently, I had just learned to survive; and thought about suicide constantly, to end the suffering. Thanks to Dr. Dispenza, I now have hope, and want to live.
The above testimonial of a sufferer of the fear symptom of the fight or flight response illustrates how devastating this condition can be. Luckily, I did not live in constant fear, but for many, this is their reality, unless they overcome their fear. According to Dr. Dispenza, reprogramming the brain of someone suffering from the symptoms of fight or flight response cannot be achieved at a conscious beta brain wave level, but is achievable at the alpha or theta brain wave levels. Dr. Dispenza has discovered that directed meditation while you sleep brings the brain waves down to this level. In his book “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself” he lays out a “step by step plan” on how to use meditation to remove those negative self-defense emotions of the fight or flight response from the brain.
Although I did not suffer severely from fear, I was very shy and self-conscious as a teenager. In the last couple of years, I found it more and more difficult to fall asleep and had to resort to using two “highly addictive” Zopiclone sleeping pills to fall asleep. I have found that by listening to a John Moyer's directed meditaion tape at bedtime, I no longer have trouble falling asleep, and have eliminated the need for sleeping pills. As I wake up, I make a point of meditating while my brain wave patterns are still in the theta and alpha wavelengths. It has been my experience that I am the most creative and can think the best as I am waking up.