Anxiety and Dealing with Panic Attacks
Anxiety is a gift from nature because it aids survival — none of us would live long if anxiety didn't stop us from taking foolhardy risks! But, like anything else, excessive anxiety can be problematic and become as disabling as any chronic physical illness.
Excessive fears and worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress reactions are all forms of out of control anxiety. If you suffer from one of these conditions, or if your days are blighted by continual low-grade anxiety, it can feel as if life your will never be normal again, as if something alien is in control of you.
There are three elements to anxiety
- the physical sensations you experience;
- the emotions you have while experiencing them
- and the thoughts that go through your mind at the time.
But anxiety is not something all-powerful and inexplicable. It can be managed very easily, when you know how.
If you feel that you need more and would like extra help to overcome your own particular anxiety, you might like to seek the help of someone trained in effective psychotherapy for lifting it, whatever the cause. You can visit our page on effective psychotherapy for more information and guidance about choosing a therapist. Human givens therapists are all trained in relieving anxiety, see the HGI's Register of HGI approved human givens practitioners.
If you or someone you know suffers from high levels of anxiety, there are many things that people can do to help themselves. Useful information can be found on our Effective Anxiety Management CD and in our book, How to Master Anxiety. Further information about common types of anxiety can also be found on the Trauma and phobias and OCD pages
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Our next conference's theme is: 'Living with Uncertainty' and it's being held on the weekend of 12th–13th May 2018 at the beautiful venue of Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - read more