Anxiety, Stress, And Fear
Dealing with Anxiety, Stress, and Fear
|anxiety||"apprehensive uneasiness or nervousness usually over an impending or anticipated ill"|
|stress||"bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium"|
|fear||"an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger"|
What is it?
When it becomes a problem
Why Am I In Chronic Fight Or Flight?
What Can I Do To Deal With Anxiety, Stress, And Fear?
There are many approaches and methods used to address anxiety. They all involve physical release – for example, exercise. We often advise our clients to participate in yoga, exercise classes, or any kind of dancing. Anything that gets you out of your head and into your body is a true adaptive response to stress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers a method to process the thoughts that arise out of an anxious state. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be usefully combined with physical exercise. Other valuable coping techniques advise anti-anxiety medications and a wealth of resources recommending nutrition and calming through proper diet. Meditation apps like "Calm “or "Headspace" abound and are easy to use and can be useful in relieving stress and managing Anxiety and Fear.
Why professional therapy Is Important
Why You Can't Just Think Yourself Out Of It
For long-term term relief, you will want to work with a professional who can help you understand and identify the origins of your anxiety. Therapy is the solution but, at the end of the day, remember that therapy is work. Unless you are challenged in therapy you are likely not truly resolving your issues. You must trust and feel comfortable with your therapist to feel safe. Only then you feel free to be challenged and open to your own new healthier adaptations as insight grows. This is the path to true growth. During your relationship with your therapist, you will begin to experience small changes in yourself that will become great changes over time and relief your anxiety, stress, and fear.
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