Reaching a State of Transcendence

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– Professor Richard Jun Hong Lu JP

People in modern society tend to experience feelings of fear. Thus, they must learn to relax and train to combat their own anxiety and fear. They should not only learn to immediately eliminate the small stresses and gradually eliminate the big stresses, but also learn the “cross elimination method”: eliminate the small stresses before the bigger ones appear. By doing this, they can reclaim their confidence.

In our daily lives, we can relax and tackle anxiety with confidence. For example, we use behavioural therapies to develop a healthy cognitive system. Simply put, we should often give ourselves encouragement. Try to encourage yourself three times a day by saying, “I have done a good job today, I did not feel stressed, I did a good job relaxing myself today, and as I communicate with others, I can do so in a natural way”, etc. These positive behavioural patterns can help us reject negative behavioural patterns within ourselves. Eliminating negative behaviours through strong reinforcement of healthy mental and behavioural patterns is called “self-regulation” in psychology.

We ought to help patients increase their self-awareness and have them play the role of a confident and competent person who can overcome the obstacles in their lives. Counsellors need to help those patients who struggle with fear to adjust their perceptions of everything in society with a low-key attitude. Allow patients to trigger the anxiety coming from their pituitary gland, preventing them from being passive, and thus forming a kind of habitual thinking. They should frequently adopt a mindset of: ‘Anyone can make it, I can make it too’. They will thus arrive at a state of self-transcendence, which in turn helps them effectively control the depressed part of themselves. This systematic method is called “desensitisation” in psychology.