Crystal Calm was designed for people who suffer from excessive, daily anxiety, who want to heal their minds through meditation. Perhaps you have already tried, but found it too difficult because relaxing the mind seems virtually impossible, or you found meditation to be a fearful experience. This site is for people who move through their day controlled by a fear they can’t easily explain. Everyone suffers from anxiety, but this website is not specifically for people who are looking only to relieve the stresses of every day life through meditation. It has many tips and tools to help anyone do so, but this site is designed specifically for people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), who find themselves searching through a tedious and confusing world of information about meditation.

Looking for tools to help oneself with this condition is often a very difficult and disheartening experience. There always seems to be someone who has all the answers, who lists the steps of meditation one by one, but none of them seem to work. Meditation can have extraordinary benefits, but if one tries and fails, the feeling of being incapable of helping oneself gain control of their anxiety is more than discouraging. This site is not only designed to walk you through the steps of meditation, it is designed to support you at every step of the way, with the understanding that learning a meditation practice with an anxiety disorder includes a host of challenges that are not as common with people without the disorder. Although this site is tailored specifically for people with GAD, anyone with a desire to ease their stress and anxiety can benefit from the meditation exercises and information they’ll find.

This site combines both eastern and western philosophies, and psychology to help you build an arsenal of tools to help you get control of your mind and body, while supporting you, respecting you, and giving you as much encouragement as possible in your search for a more peaceful life. The particular meditation technique discussed on this site is Vipassana Meditation, or Mindfulness Meditation; the same kind of meditation used in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. This kind of therapy has proven in recent studies, to rival the effects of SSRI medication therapy in patients suffering from severe cases of anxiety and depression. There is, however, no "quick fix" to eliminating anxiety outright, either through meditation or medication. Retraining your mind to not only stop the flood of anxiety, but get it flowing in the opposite direction takes time, persistence, practice and above all, patience, so this site also includes information to help you keep your momentum when the going gets tough, and meditation seems too difficult.

For many, a steady meditation practice and a positive, reality-based lifestyle can help in wonderful ways to re-balance the mind and body, however, sometimes you need more help in the healing process than you can accomplish on your own. No matter what stage of GAD you find yourself in, you can find information, food for thought, inspiration and hope on this site that is tailored specifically for you. But if your life has become so full of panic that you feel paralyzed by fear, that your worry is completely out of your control, or if you have considered hurting yourself, please consider finding professional help as soon as possible. GAD can advance to become a serious condition that requires both immediate and long term
medical treatment, so the exercises on this site are not for everyone suffering with GAD. Please click this link to be sure the information found here will be helpful for you. If you're too scared or nervous about looking for help, take a look at these tips to make it a lot easier. And most importantly, although the techniques on this site have the potential to help you obtain a more balanced and peaceful life, do not consider any advice on this site to supersede that of a trained, medical professional. In many cases, some of the techniques on this site can be used in tandem with medical treatment, but if you are being medically treated, always seek your doctor's advice before practicing these, or any techniques designed to alter the way the mind responds to the world around it.

Anxiety doesn’t have to control your life. If you have had a difficult time in your discovery of meditation, keep this in mind: Meditation is not easy. You are not weak, unfocused, unmotivated, or doing anything wrong if even 5 minutes seems too tricky. Starting a meditation practice is a big step, so take it easy on yourself. Don't shoot to attain enlightenment. Shoot first to try focusing on your breath for 1 single minute, and go from there. And if you can't even do that, know that any effort you put into gaining control of your mind is helping you. Any effort at all. Once you decide to take responsibility for the way you feel, and break the agreement with your anxiety to allow it to determine the outcomes of your life, the dye is cast. This affirmation makes null and void, any agreement you've made with fear. So do not be discouraged. Be heartened and comforted. Take things step by step. Know that you can only do so much in a day, and your intention to gain control of your fear is making you stronger and getting you closer to where you want to be. Any work you do is adding another stroke to the beautiful painting of the life you want to see.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder & MeditationGAD_and_Meditation.htmlGAD_and_Meditation.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0
Mindfulness Meditation TechniquesMindfulness_Meditation_Practice.htmlGAD_and_Meditation.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
Learn a MantraMindful_mantras.htmlMindful_mantras.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0