Attachment to Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety on some level, whether it is mild, moderate or severe at different stages in their lives, but when anxiety prevents you from making healthy choices or moving forward, then it may be out of control.

There are many reasons for anxiety and a variety of successful treatments.  The first step is to look deeper into the anxiety and access where it originates from?  Did you have a parent who was in a constant state of worry or fear?  Sometimes parents do not have healthy coping skills and often unintentionally pass their anxiety onto their children.  Sometimes people stay in a state of anxiety because they don’t know how to free themselves from constant worry.  Although you may feel that you cannot control the anxiety, there are several methods to help you release the stress and tension both mentally and physically.

Some people just generally worry more than others.  I have heard clients say, “This is who I am”, taking on the role of anxiety as a part of their personality.  In life, at times, we can become so used to living in a constant worried or anxious state that we do not know what it feels like to be peaceful or relaxed.

Below is a list of popular and effective treatments that will help you feel calmer and healthier:

Talk to a Counselor who can help you identify the best method for you personally
Mindful Breathing
Yoga
Qiqong
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Anxiety Tip:

Focus on your breathing 3 minutes a day to help ground yourself into your body.  Whenever you do anything physical, it helps you to reconnect with your body and get out of your mind (where anxiety lives).