“I am a mum of an anxious teenager ( OCD). I now have a few more tools in my kit bag. Thought provoking. Simple techniques for what may be complex problems, but doable steps to recovery.” K. Yockney

“Very informative. Learned some new things and it has re-enforced things that maybe I wasn’t open to but am now! A. Taylor, Sufferer

“Good understanding of intrusive thoughts. Will be able to apply the knowledge gained on rewiring my brain (love it).” K.Mellar, Sufferer

“Very informative for a first step into this area. Good clear course and good participation. Excellent style of teaching.” Y. Singleton, Occupational Therapist, Hoarding Specialist

“As a therapist, I have learnt a new format of technique for people with fear-based conditions. Workshop easy to follow and apply.” N. Shanti, Clinical Hypnotherapist/Trainer


Thank you for visiting The Being Cycle web page. Over the last couple of years, I have had the great privilege of sharing the content of this manual to thousands of people across the United Kingdom and overseas in live workshops and seminars. As a result, many people have used this information to overcome anxiety disorders. These strategies are also being used by therapists, mental health nurses, GPs, teachers and parents to help others transform anxiety.

This audio programme is a live recording of one of the workshops that I conducted. It captures the simplicity of important concepts and the spontaneity of the audience reactions. This manual will help you to understand anxiety in an easy way: why you feel the way that you feel and how to break the anxiety habit. You will also get to read my responses to important questions asked by the audience and the live relaxation feedback from the attendees.

It is my hope that you will find this content very useful, helping you to achieve your wellbeing goals personally and professionally, as the case may be.

Your sincerely,

Wale Oladipo

The Being Cycle at a Glimpse

This audio programme will help you :

  • Understand the being cycle and the biology of recovery
  • Understand the implicated region of the brain regarding compulsive negative thinking and obsessive worry habit
  • Understand the neurophysiology of anxiety
  • Understand how to retrain and recalibrate the fear and anxiety centre in the brain 
  • Understand the five steps for rewiring the brain for calm and confidence
  • Benefit from the live relaxation screed and experiences of others as well as the live feedback to their questions

What Others are Saying About the Content

“Thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has encouraged me to continue in my path to my personal goal.” K. Blake, Employment Consultant/Life & Career Coach

“Clarity of thoughts and layout. Good to see key knowledge applied systematically.” Anonymous, Counsellor

“Useful and easy to follow – transferable skills. Delivery was excellent – always good to do activities and humour is always a nice touch.” L. Cook, Trainee counsellor

“Very useable. I will be using this for clients.” D. Harley, Systemic Therapist – Family Institute

“Friendly, relatable, funny tutor, confidence delivery. Practical tips and approaches. Very pleased with the course overall. Gained practical knowledge. Will recommend to others.” A. Baglow, Bereavement Support Worker/ Associate Counsellor

“Very encouraging, very articulate, funny, confident, passionate. Good use of diagrams. Style of teaching was very encouraging and motivating. Good use of group work exercises rattan than just sticking to powerpoint. Relaxing environment.” Anonymous, Counsellor

“Very interesting. Very informative. Well presented. Wale is passionate about his subject and this is conveyed in this presentation.”  D. Davies, Registered Mental Health Nurse

“Good information that can be used with clients. Good delivery of course.” J. Davies, Counsellor

“Informative. Trainer delivered course at a nice pace. K. O’Connor, Counsellor

“F.E.A.R. Model –  easy to understand. Structuring of course well presented.Liked the building blocks. Fits the way I think.” D. Ryalls, Trainee Counsellor

“Easy to use intervention model. I liked how this works with the structures of thoughts and not the content, so that client does not have to go into details over content if they don’t want to or do not feel ready to. Having studied Humanistic Existential Counselling more recently, could make a  lot of connection with this course.” E. Ross, Counsellor

“It was useful and enjoyable. Great integration of tools e.g, CBT, Biology of belief, Body-Mind Work etc. Great integration of theories for practical application. Wale made the event fun and relaxed.”  A. Hunt, Counsellor/ Project Co-ordinator

“Sense of humour – well run.” P. Mitra, Counsellor

“Lovely facilitator. Used real examples and some humour.” H.Russo, Volunteer Counsellor

“Good introductory workshop. Would be interested to pursue further. Clear teaching.” J. Hooper, Counsellor

“Very useful model. I can use this personally and with clients. A lot of people need to learn that they have this power. L. Fletcher, Trainee Counsellor

“Useful for clients. Excellent presentation. Steps broken down into meaningful bite size pieces.” J. Smith, Counsellor

“A very good useful technology, making accessible to humanity. It align s with my thinking. Sharing the good work in the highest content to make an improved human social world. The more the better.” Martin, Systemic-Centered Counsellor

” Liked the style of presentation.” L. Barkley, Counsellor

“For specific use with anxiety-related disorders. Something that I can incorporate into elements of the work that I do.” Anonymous, Psychotherapist

“Interesting and something that I can consider using with clients who are determined by their thoughts. Helps understand how thoughts affect our physical and psychological health.” Anonymous, Counsellor

Course Outline


The Being Cycle and the Biology of Recovery

Anxiety: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly                       

Anxiety as a Habit           

The Being Cycle           

The Implicated Region of the Brain and Recommendations

Anxiety: Why We Feel the Way We Feel         

The Anterior Cingulate Gyrus: Functions, Issues and Recommendations                      

The Hebbian Law and the Emotional Cycle

The Hebbian Law          

The Emotional Cycle                            

Recommended Recovery Steps

  1. Strengthen the Parasympathetic Activities                                                                        
  1. Reduce the Sympathetic Activities
    1. identify different major sources of stress                                                                                                                             
    2. process repressed negative emotions: the ANGER Model and the Worry Processor                                                                                                                      
    3. use the zero-based thinking technique                                                                          
  1. Create Your New Neuro-Idealised Self                                                                                                                     
  • Guided Neuro-Idealisation Relaxation Screed – ‘Safe Place’ Method   
  • Guided Neuro-Idealisation Relaxation Screed – ‘Staircase’ Method   

Trainee Feedback & Discussion                                                                                              

  1. Re-fire the Neurones                                                                                                             
  1. Challenge an Avoidance