Ever have those nights where your head keeps spinning, your thoughts betray you and your anxiety is out of control? You toss and turn with fixation on all the negative things that have happened today?
We see it all the time in our office. In fact, anxiety is a growing problem as our lives become growingly full of stress and our exercise habits become poorer.
Whilst finding the cause of dysfunction is always the best approach, I want to share with you a little technique we use in our office to help calm people down very quickly. It works great for many people.
It’s a simple technique that was first discussed by John Diamond MD. The goal of the procedure is to resync the brain. Whether this actually happens or not we have no idea as there is no research on it that I’m aware of, but I have seen so many people benefit from it over the years.
The technique is really simple. If you go back to when you were young. Remember the colours of the rainbow? Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. Ever wondered why they are always in this order?
Well this represents the frequency level of the colours. Red being the lowest frequency Violet being the highest frequency.
If we gaze at each of the colours in this order some strange things seem to happen. People seem calmer, less irrational and often fall asleep much easier. It is believed that the colours stimulate sequential areas of the brain kind of resulting in a reboot like event.
It’s a bit tough to have all these colours handy at any given time. So, this is how you use them:
- Imagine you’re at the bottom of a set of stairs
- Then picture the first stair is red. Once you can see the red stair clearly, step onto it.
- Then picture an orange stair. Again, once you can see the red stair clearly, step onto it.
- Repeat the process until you get through all the colours
It can often take 30 to 60 seconds for people to clearly visualize each of the colours. If it takes longer, that’s ok. Take your time and don’t force it. It’s a great little trick that we’ve seen help so many people over the years. It’s simple, quick and doesn’t require you to use any equipment or supplements.