Anxiety Induction

Many is the time I’ve been asked for anxiety reduction sessions. Many is the flavour of anxiety that has provoked the request. Never, ever, not once, have I been asked for an Anxiety Induction session.

Well, one of the consequences of experimenting with novel AVS stimuli is that occasionally you get a real stinker! I’ve got one at the moment and I’m not entirely sure I know what to do with it. It induces anxiety. With it you can consider any aspect of your life from the perspective that the universe is collapsing at imminently lethal speed.

What I have been asked for is, and that would appear to be the demand behind the plethora of, sessions to enhance cognition, memory, concentration, alertness, strength, sex, etc., etc. As much as we might hate to admit it, most of us probably perform at our best when we’re running a little lean, or faced with an immediate hurdle. I don’t know about anyone else, but endeavours involving any of the above have always involved some sort of risk/fear. With hindsight I can see that the lasting impression of many of my “firsts” is heavily flavoured by the neurochemicals of fear. Anxiety makes available a smorgasbord of endorphins to put any or all systems on full alert (and suppress a few that hinder cat-like readiness).

So what’s good about the state of anxiety? Well, if bungee jumping is your thing, then AVS can deliver this very key element of the experience. If the thrill of the sales deal is more your taste, then AVS can simulate the feelings of the last make/break meeting for a crucial deal. If you can find any merit in the caffeine/taurine fueled, umm, induced by the current crop of party pills, then the stomach twisting emptiness is available with AVS.

All of the frequently requested enhancements can be achieved when working from a position of carefully controlled and directed stress. As good as it is for relieving anxiety and stress, AVS can also very efficiently trigger the converse states. I have repeatedly asserted the safety of AVS. Most disclaimers include some reference to mental illness, and I now have a live example of a session that I believe has serious potential to trigger an event in a depressed or anxious individual.

I suspect that those who are seeking success in any of the hunter/gatherer career paths through the use of gently soothing hypnotic suggestion and Zen sand raking are appealing to the wrong part of their nature.


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  • Marion  On January 6, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Love it Craig! So honest and true.

  • CraigT  On January 7, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Hi Marion, Happy New Year!
    Yes, I’m afraid I may have just touched on one of the unfortunate aspects of using a brain that hasn’t changed all that much since we were dancing with sabre-tooth tigers. Oh for the honest perils of a good devouring by wild predators.

  • Marion  On January 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Happy New Year to you too!
    I saw a very funny T-Shirt the other day that had Darwin’s chart of mans evolution from monkey to man and the last man had turned around saying “Why are you still following me”.

    • CraigT  On January 8, 2010 at 5:58 am

      LOL – nice!

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