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 book is an edited transcription of one of the live 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

Table of Contents


The Being Cycle and the Biology of Recovery

  • Anxiety: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly                       
  • Anxiety as a Habit           
  • The Being Cycle           
  • Question and Answer Session         

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                      
  • Discussion Session         

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                                  
  • Trainee Feedback & Discussion 
  • Guided Neuro-Idealisation Relaxation Screed – ‘Staircase’ Method                                    

Trainee Feedback & Discussion                                                                                              

  1. Re-fire the Neurones                                                                                                             
  2. Challenge an Avoidance
  3. Final Note  
  4. Appendix: The Theory of Attachment               
  5. Other Resources

What Others are Saying About the Content

“Great insight into coping mechanisms. Enjoyed the content.” –Sarah O., Sufferer

” Informative, practical simple tools to use.” T. Gibson, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

“Food for thoughts and practical help,” Sufferer, Primary School Teacher

“Easily digestible and applicable. Delivered by experienced teacher/professional – consolidated knowledge from different modalities and philosophy.” L. Grimsey, Alcohol Worker/Counsellor/Psychotherapist

“This workshop was a pleasant surprise because it fits in so well with the workshops/programmes/1-1 sessions I run for children/ adults in emotional wellbeing, would love to do more courses.” J.Wilson. Kidsskills4life

“I attended the course to gain deeper understanding of anxiety, but got more valuable information.” Anonymous, Emotional Wellness Coach

“This course provides an alternative model based on CBT and person-centered approach to dealing/managing GAD/panic. Knowledgeable tutor! Anonymous, Clinical Team Leader

“I have gained some knowledge that I can use in practice to support clients. ” Anonymous, Counsellor

“The course material was very informative and clear, catered for visual and auditory. The BEING Cycle model makes sense. The examples used gave clear understanding of what was being said.” Anonymous, Counsellor

“Information very accessible. I highly recommend this course. ” Anonymous, Life Coach

“Interesting and thought provoking.” V. Moulton – Humanistic Psychotherapist

“I really enjoyed the course. It brought together many strands of my training and I am looking forward to using aspects in my practice when treating anxiety.” Anonymous, Counsellor

“Useful practical information that I can use in my practice.” Anonymous, Psychotherapist

“Very informative. Collaborative teaching technique. Very enjoyable theory and subject matter. Cross-over with other techniques too. I will be able to link with existing knowledge.” K. Knight, Psychotherapist abs Clinical Hypnotherapist

“Excellent. I have previously attended Wale’s course. Wale presents very well. Makes the subject understood and interesting, I would recommend to others.” D. Davies, Mental Health Nurse


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