Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~Samuel Butler
There are times when all of us will know fear, when anxiety will slowly cripple us, when panic takes hold. I’m not talking about those moments in life that truly deserve such a heart-jolting response; a gun pointed at us, the moment before a car crash, watching our child move into danger, fleeing a flood or a fire… I’m talking about those days, weeks or months where, stretched to breaking point, (for some of you, well beyond that place) or confronted with being well outside our comfort zone, our normal coping mechanisms go haywire, and we find ourselves in the midst of a physical response that hinders rather than helps us.
Since I developed cardiomyopathy I’ve come to know this set of emotions rather well. Crazy really. My enlarged heart needs to be calm and unruffled. But when it does something unexpected, some days I feel myself edge towards anxiety, fear or even worse, panic. It can be a scary thing when your body does things that cause sudden acute pain, or a feeling of impending death. And fear begets fear!
Just last night as I lay in bed it felt like my heart had turned to jelly and was wobbling all about on a plate in my chest – an awful flubby, slurpy, erractic heart-beat feeling. Oh, for a moment I was gripped with fear. For a moment I could feel myself slide towards panic. And of course that’s the last thing I need to be experiencing. How will I ever heal if I sit in that energy?
Fortunately I’ve been a life-long meditator, and I have tools at my disposal to help put me back into flow. So I said to myself, ‘I shall do a meditation. If it’s not any better by the end I shall call an ambulance. But if it’s better I’ll do more meditation and then I will go to sleep and wake up feeling better, stronger and clearer.’ And of course, that’s what happened.
So much of this wave of horrid fear, panic and anxiety is about us feeling dis-empowered, and unable to effect any control in our lives. It’s true that we may not be able to have control over things external to us, but we are always able to influence our thoughts, our emotions, even our physical reactions.
I’ve recorded a guided twelve minute meditation that takes you through the process I use for myself to find that calm centre within, to regain my strength and composure. The more your practise this meditation, the more you will come to find that you can get on top of these feelings, and return to a place of peace. Have a glass of water ready. When you are finished, drink some of this water to help anchor the images and feelings created during your meditation.
Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for overcoming Panic, Fear and Anxiety
Sending much Love, Light and healing energy to you ♥ Nicole xx
18 thoughts on “Guided Meditation for Panic, Anxiety and Fear”
really enjoyed this thank you x
You’re so very welcome, Diane. Nx
I stumbled across this on a search today and clicked to the Meditation — it was absolutely beautiful. I emerged relaxed, feeling embraced, and with a few joyful tears on my cheeks. THANK YOU!
i am so grateful that you do what you do Nicole, thank you, i just did this, & like the 2013 one i did the other day, fell asleep! so have gone back & listened again, it’s magic, thanks xxx
You always seem to provide a new meditation just when I need it.
Thank you for sharing these meditations with us!
Nicole, I can’t believe I only found this today. I followed this meditation before, and it was simply beautiful. Thank you. Love & blessings, Meg
Love this meditation.. it really helped me today…
Your guidance is so invaluable.. I feel like I am going through a big time of growth @ the m’ment.. I feel like new person everyday with how I see things.. its a strange feeling.. I am trying to work through my resistance.. Feel like the queen of it.. My ego has mastered distracting me from major breakthroughs.. I seem to get to a point and happens everytime.. at least I am becoming more aware of the facets of my resistance. its a start!.x.
Just love your resistance, and expect it to dissolve with right timing. It will! Sending much love to you, Brooke xx
Thankyou! I will just love it.. and trust the process.❤
Thank you for this meditation. I needed it so much, and will certainly come back to it very often
Awesome. This is something I’d like to keep and revisit often. Is there a way to download it / purchase from you? Love and blessings Nicole. Jo Burnell
Hi Jo, I’m working on it! Shall keep you posted. xx
Hi Nicole I also would love to download this for my daughter who is working on alleviating symptoms of social anxiety. Maybe soundcloud?
Dear Nicole, I listened to your meditation and it was beautiful. I didn’t think I was feeling stressed or anxious but that really relaxed me and by the end I found I had tears streaming down my face! Thank you for doing such a lovely thing for your readers. I’m very sorry to hear about your heart trouble, but it’s great that you have ways of coping with it, and that you so generously use your gifts to bring peace to others, too.
It’s such a simple and wonderful gift to give ourselves – that meditation space. I feel honoured to help my readers in such a small but positive way. Thanks for listening, and I’m glad you enjoyed the experience. Much love to you, Lorna xx