Prime Spectrum CBD Ireland logo

Ultimate Anxiety Guide

Table of Contents

Young woman suffering from anxiety

What Is Anxiety?

What is this and could CBD  help? If you google the term Anxiety you will find numerous definitions about the subject along with many courses or ways of dealing with this. There are a lot of people dealing with this issue and they don’t realise they are anxious. This is because many of us are not in touch with our bodies and we fail to see, or we ignore the signals our bodies are giving us. When the symptoms manifest themselves they show themselves in a physical manner and thus we don’t associate our flu or illness with this. This can be the case for other illnesses such as Depression or Stress. Anxiety has a massive impact on our Mental Health. Understanding the reasons why you are anxious could give you a better chance of reducing its effects on you. Know your enemy.

What Are The Triggers For Anxiety?

We all have been anxious at some point in our lives and we experience this very regularly. It usually is a natural response to a situation we find ourselves in. It is here to help us prepare or deal with the obstacles life throws at us. Being late for work or forgetting to do something can cause you to get anxious. Crashing your car or losing your job can bring it on. In these situations, it is very normal however if the feeling does not pass after a short period there may be an issue. As stated in the voice clip above this can be explained by a misfiring in the brain.

You could fix this naturally using the methods discussed here on our website. I have used these methods in conjunction with other ones to tackle this issue. Medication has its place, don’t get me wrong, however, I feel it should not be the first response. The techniques mentioned on our site are aids and they are used by respected therapists. It is highly recommended you seek one if you are extremely overwhelmed. Using the methods stated here daily could help you avoid the need for one and reduce the pressure significantly.

Why Does Anxiety Happen?

We are all unique. My hill is your Everest. A problem that would overwhelm me, you may take in your stride. Why it happens is just as unique to how you resolve it. It is extremely important to get to the root cause of the anxiety. If you don’t, no matter what you do or if you take a gallon of CBD for your anxiety the issue will come back again.

Overwhelming anxiety doesn’t just occur overnight. It usually happens over a long period and it is a build of many things and we can often become overwhelmed by the smallest of things on the easiest of days. In fact, many have reported that they only realised how anxious or wound up they were when they were removed from the environment and they had a chance to relax.

What Are The Symptoms Of Anxiety?

When we are full of anxiety our bodies are in a constant state of fight. Our hormones are up and we find it hard to relax and switch off.  It almost like taking a lot of sugar. There will be a crash and we will come down from this state. The longer we are up the harder the crash will be and very often because it was slowly introduced we don’t see the build-up.

Others may comment on how tense you are or you may experience a sore back or shoulders as the muscles are tight and wound up ready to spring into action. We often find it hard to sleep and this adds to the issues as the brain does a lot of healing both physically and mentally. Symptoms can include:

  • Dry mouth and/or difficulty swallowing
  • Nightmares
  • Headaches
  • A flare-up of another health problem or illness (for example, dermatitis, asthma)
  • Sexual problems, such as not having any sexual feelings or no interest in sex
  • Irritability or always being in a bad mood
  • Worry or always feeling that something bad is about to happen
  • Asking a lot of needless questions and needing constant reassurance
  • Being a perfectionist
  • Being pessimistic and focusing on what may go wrong in any given situation

Our Inner Thought Bias And Anxiety

This is where we can think about the worst situation over and over. We tend to do this all the time as we war game our lives. I bet you have often had an argument and wished you had said or done something different. Things like this are natural however when they become overwhelming and take up all of our thoughts they can progress into physical symptoms such as panic attacks and these patterns of negativity can become ingrained in us. It is important to see these patterns in ourselves and to tackle them as they come so we can break the pattern in the early stages.

Thought Bias

The Mental Filter

This is a common thought pattern (or style of thinking) when you feel low in mood or suffer from depression or anxiety (or any other mental health problem). We all think this way more of the time when we are stressed, upset, or generally overwhelmed.


Understand your thoughts. Catastrophising, a thought pattern that we all do. But we do it more when we are stressed, depressed, anxious and overwhelmed.

Jumping To Conclusions

This is a biased style of thinking that we all do. But we do it more when we are stressed, depressed, anxious and overwhelmed.


Labelling is a common thought pattern that is biased and, if left unchecked, makes you feel worse. Its something that we all do.


Personalising is something we all do. But when it happens, it makes you feel worse.

Toxic Shoulds And Musts

Watch out for toxic shoulds and musts and do things for you not just because others want you too.

All Or Nothing Thinking

It is also termed black and white thinking. This is a biased style of thinking that we all do. But we do it more when we are stressed, depressed, anxious and overwhelmed.

What way do you think about Anxiety?

It is hard to think when we are emotionally involved and anxious. Imagine being in that state all the time and not even knowing it. How you think and recognising your emotions is so important. Mindfulness is important so your anxiety doesn’t overwhelm you and you don’t fall prey to it in a mental or physical form because trust me, the anxiety will show itself in some outward form.

Perspective And Anxiety

As we touched on in the previous post, how we look and think about things has a significant impact on our Anxiety. We can be wired a certain way through constant exposure to certain environments or traumas however the good news is this thought process can be changed. Listen to the clip below and I am sure you will either say, Heck yeah I would love to do that or Heck no, not in a million years.

Look at this picture and tell me do you believe what you see or do you see what you believe? Nothing is black and white in terms of our Anxiety and how we look at it or treat it.

You see this picture, depending on your perspective or thought process you will see one of two pictures. You may see a young woman or an old woman. Trust me, there are two very different women in that picture. Just like the picture our thoughts change day to day. We can often think of a situation differently when we are removed from the situation physically and mentally. How often have you been in an argument and wished you said this or that

Just Relax And The Anxiety Will Go

As the stated in the clip above, wouldn’t it be easy if someone said “Relax” and we were able to do just that however, anyone who has suffered from anxiety knows that it is not that simple. Anxiety can be caused by many things, like a sudden trauma however for many people it may seem that we just woke up an emotional wreck. However you found yourself feeling like this, there are ways to get yourself feeling better about the situation.

Don’t Ignore Your Anxiety

When you first notice the sign’s anxiety please don’t ignore the signs. The sooner you acknowledge the symptoms the sooner you feel back to your old self and the less complicated the treatment will be via time and methods.

What Is A Normal Amount Of Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life but when you have these feelings at the extreme end of the scale then it is time to question the emotions and your reactions to them. This would be the case for all these symptoms. You do not have to have them all or more than one to look at your anxiety or for you to think that there is an issue. In fact, dealing with the first symptom of anxiety may lead to you not getting further ones.

Please don’t compare your symptoms to others and think we will be ok because they seem to be or you will be a total mess as they seem to be. We are all different and how you came about with your anxiety is unique to you, just as how you will tackle it will be unique to you too. Things that would make me feel tense, you would take in your stride.

The important thing here is you understand what is your normal, what is not and you choose to deal with the emotions and issues as soon as you can.

Things That Help With Anxiety

There are many natural means that can help you with your Anxiety. We will be exploring herbs and spices like “turmeric” and equipment like float chambers. Let’s start with a very simple technique called Box Breathing.

Box Breathing And Anxiety

This treatment for anxiety is used to help calm the body and turn down the fight or flight reaction the body is in. This is located in the “Sympathetic nervous system“You want to lower these reactions and heighten the system that is responsible for rest, relaxation, and peace, which is The Parasympathetic System.

So what we do is-

  1. Breathe in through the diaphragm is the stomach for 4 seconds.
  2. Hold this breath for 4 seconds
  3. Let this air out over a 4 second period
  4. Hold the air out for 4 seconds.
  5. Repeat this 5 to 6 times

Try it if you feel an attack coming on or you are in one. I can assure you that there is a great chance this will work and there is plenty of science behind it. It is used in many counselling services and special forces have used this technique to help focus and calm themselves before operations.


But remember one thing. There is usually a reason why you have these intense feelings and you need to figure out the underlying issues so you can work on them. Like this method and the next, they will just help you survive the moments and it is always better to tackle the issue at source. This is why you should always try to tackle issues head-on and not ignore the pain, stress, or anxiety. Tackling the sources will mean you won’t need the band-aid.

Our Experience With Anxiety

During these years of helping people use CBD Oil / Hemp Oil, I have found many positive responses to CBD oil. Positive reports are well justified and I feel the reports of CBD being a snake oil or it just has a placebo effect are unjustified. When someone asked for the proof behind CBD, at the start, I found it very hard to find sources that would help with this. However, there are many examples now that can support the claims that CBD oil could help millions with this issue and others. Tab on the link HERE and HERE.

When you buy CBD products from us we will help find your therapeutic dose over a short period. Once we find this you could be on the road to a life that is less anxious and more grounded.

Grounding Could Help With Anxiety

This can be done on its own or in conjunction with the box breathing stated above. Like the other methods, it is very good to help lower the overwhelming feelings of anxiety you are having. When your mind is racing and you are overwhelmed by the mental aspect of what is going on, it can be helpful to turn to a physical distraction. This is done to counter the mental aspect and to try and help refocus the mind. There is a lot more to this than what I speak about here however it is a great start and great technique to help you relax.

How To Stop A Panic Or Anxiety Attack

Time needed: 2 minutes.

How to deal with an “Anxiety” or “Panic” attack

  1. Sit Up – Preferable with your shoes off place your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Posture – Concentrate on making sure you have a good posture and with your eyes closed but they can be open.
  3. Pressure – Push the balls of your feet into the ground as hard as you can.
  4. Feel – Feel the pressure on your feet and then switch to placing that pressure to your heal.
  5. Notice – Notice the feelings on each part of your foot and how this transfers into your calve muscle in your leg as how it gets tight.
  6. Repeat – Relax and cunt to 5 seconds and repeat this process but try to do this in conjunction with focusing on your breath.

I have used this many times and doing this with other methods could help improve your situation. I have also had reports from customers using this when they felt overwhelmed in a crowded area. The best thing about this and the other methods is no one has to know you are even doing them.

CBD Oil And Anxiety

CBD Oil/Hemp Oil in conjunction with other mindfulness routines could help you improve your anxiety. Please keep in mind that there is a reason why you are feeling stressed and anxious. You really need to address these issues otherwise you are just using a band-aid. This aid could eventually stop working for you. You can rewire your brain to a more positive outlook. It takes a little guidance and consistency. You can do it and we are here to help you.

Muscle Tension

You should understand where you hold onto the Stress, Anxiety and Tension in your life. This is very important and it often goes unnoticed or placed down as something else. We spend many hours of the day in the positions that are said in this video and they have a great impact on our health. We are in our cars giving out about the traffic and thinking about all we have to do for the day. Throughout the day things happen and we again do some of the things that are stated in the video. Before we know it we are taking paracetamol as we have a huge headache and we place it down to some other reason.

How Can I Lower My Anxiety And Stress?

The very first thing I suggest you do is to understand what causes you Stress and Anxiety. After you have established this you can then start to look at how you hold it physically. If you can ask yourself this and notice this you can then do some physical exercises to ease the tension. Even if you do not spend the time to figure this out, exercise in any form can ease this. This is why exercising each day is so important as it eases the stress and anxiety in our bodies.  If we do not release the physical aspects of our symptoms it can have a massive impact on the mental sides of our lives. These items are usually the first symptoms of a bigger issue and if ignored they can lead to severe Sleep Anxiety and Stress issues.

CBD And Your Mental Health

You didn’t get stressed or anxious to a point where it damages your health overnight. This process happened over a number of months or years. You would have found ways of dealing with your anxiety or stress and some of these ways could be unhealthy for you. Regardless of the conscious or subconscious methods, you found to deal with things, these methods are not long term strategies. Eventually, these methods will fail and you will run out of ways to deal with your anxiety and stress. All you will have succeeded in is kicking the can down the road and adding more stress and anxiety to yourself. The situation can then become unbearable for you and those around you. The few triggers you may have had now are many and it can feel overwhelming.

By the time this occurs, we have wired our brains to deal with our emotions and situations a certain way. This can often be an unhealthy over-reaction and you may find yourself asking how you got there. Your initial thoughts and reactions are now all negative. You may find yourself lacking patience and being overly aggressive with people for reasons you are not aware of. People who are in these situations very often don’t realise how bad this is to their health and their personal relationships. They may be reluctant or unable to see their issues even if they are pointed out to them by others.

Stress And Anxiety Affect Your Thoughts

One of the first signs of this is the thoughts and conversations you are having within your own head. Your inner fears and the negativity you feel can only be held in for so long. This coping strategy of holding it inside fails and you have to find other ways to deal with this. The good news is that with a little guidance and some time we can rewire this behaviour. We can change the negative thought patterns to a more positive pattern. We can create healthier ways of dealing with our thoughts and in the long run, have a more positive outlook. Understanding these thought patterns now and dealing with these issues now means they will not progress into something more damaging.

Cortisol And Stress

Cortisol or stress can be a positive thing however too much of this is very damaging to our health. Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance within the body. Anandamide and 2AG are two cannabinoids produced by the body to help with this. Blocking the cortisol from building up too much helps reduce the negative reactions you are having. It could help you with your sleeping patterns and this allows your body the best chance to recover mentally and physically and you will wake up more refreshed. You are more likely to engage in actions that help change your negative behaviours.

Leave a Comment
Name *
Email *
Comment *
Featured Products
Latest Articles
CBD Coffee

Kaffa CBD Coffee

CBD Coffee in Ireland Unfortunately, Kaffa, one of the best CBD Coffee companies in Ireland has decided to shut it’s doors. This is a great

Read More »
CBD Experts

CBD Expert Roundup

CBD Expert Roundup: 10 CBD Experts Discuss the Challenges Facing the CBD Industry in the Next 5 Years NOTE– Prime Spectrum has been informed by

Read More »