Untitled Vitiligo Blog
We all deal with problems in our lives differently. For example, whenever something happens to me I instinctually turn it into an opportunity to reach out to other people who may be going through the same issue. After a painful breakup, I wrote a book called, â€œNourish Your Broken Heartâ€. When I was dealing with the insane world of car repairs, I started another book with tips and consumer warnings. So, it follows suit that creating this website for vitiligo is my way of dealing with this on-going issue in my own life and it is so fulfilling when I see the interest it generates.
You may have deduced by now that my mind is constantly going. I am always thinking of ideas and planning a delivery strategy, so much so, in fact, that by the end of the day I am more mentally exhausted than physically beatâ€¦and thatâ€™s saying a lot since I teach 4 aerobic/yoga classes a day. I discovered a long time ago that it is very stressful on your body if your mind doesnâ€™t rest. Just as we need to sleep each night to regenerate our body, our mind needs downtime. If vitiligo is exacerbated in some people by stressors in their life, then I believe thatâ€™s the key to mine.
When I was first diagnosed with vitiligo 12 years ago, it coincided with the onset of hypothyroidism and until the thyroid problem was medically diagnosed, the side effects of a low producing thyroid threw my life into a frenzied couple of months. The heart palpitations, constant hunger, and dizziness, I experienced caused me to panic. And then I started to fear having a panic attack and that caused more anxiety in my daily life. So much so, in fact, that for 1 week I was afraid to leave the house for fear I would have an attackâ€¦the funny thing is that I donâ€™t know why the thought of having another panic attack scared me. Nothing life-threatening ever happenedâ€¦in the end I think I was simply afraid that I would faint and no one would no how to help me.
Alright, I will get to the point of this blog. I used NLP to help me get over the panic attacks so I know it can work. I have seen that when I force myself to breath deeply throughout the day and when I consciously avert negative thoughts which try to creep in periodically, my stress levels drop and my body physically responds to this by lowering my blood pressure and heart rateâ€¦yep, Iâ€™ve monitored the results. All this said, though, the point I really want to get across is that in order to benefit from using NLP, you must be open to the idea of it working. I am. Are you?