Managing Anxiety

Exploring anxiety treatments and sharing findings

Anxiety is something that we all experience at times in our lives. It is very much a necessary part of our make up – it can keep us safe and alive, yet it can also be the most crippling and debilitating of life experiences.

 

When looking at combatting and learning to manage anxiety, some people find what works for them and anxiety does not really become a factor of their lives.

For others however, anxiety can be life-changing, life-capturing and life-swallowing.

Over the years it has been described as many things – ‘suffering with nerves’, ‘always a worrier’ and many other medical and non-medical descriptions of what anxiety is.  But one thing remains – anxiety has been present for as long as humans have walked the earth.

The purpose of this website is to explore what anxiety is, what causes it and some realistic options on how to understand and manage an individual’s anxiety.

COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY

Anxiety and Communication One of the side effects of having suffered from Social Anxiety disorder for any period of time is not having had the chance to develop effective communication skills. This stings two ways. First it can cause social stumbles when in the early...

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

Natural Remedies For Social Anxiety   If you are familiar at all with the natural health movement you are probably aware that many ailments can be treated effectively without resorting to using potentially dangerous drugs and chemicals. Social Anxiety disorder is...

EXPOSURE TO UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS

EXPOSURE TO UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS   Once we have a few of the strategies for developing greater self confidence down from our last chapter of our Guide the next big step is to start practicing what many therapists refer to as "Exposure...

GAIN CONFIDENCE

An obvious need for anyone in the fight to cure their Social Anxiety disorder is to gain more self confidence. In fact, you can think of self confidence as being the exact opposite of social anxiety - it's the ability to summon up the power to engage socially without...

Changing Thoughts And Expectations

Changing Thoughts And Expectations     How our mind approaches the idea of change is a key factor in our feelings of Social Anxiety. Being able to change our thoughts to a more positive outlook is in many ways a learned skill. The same thing can be said...

Learning How To Change

Learning How To Change Every important journey begins with the first few steps, and often these first few steps are the most difficult Overcoming Social Anxiety disorder is no different. Even when we realize we truly need a change, that we need to do those things that...

Getting To Know Your Social Anxiety Disorder

Getting To Know Your Social Anxiety Disorder Why do you have these fears? There's no more natural question to ask if you or a loved one are suffering from Social Anxiety disorder. The more we understand Social Anxiety, including its root causes, the more apt we are in...

What is Social Anxiety Disorder

Now it's perfectly normal and common for a person to feel somewhat apprehensive about speaking in front of crowds, approaching a member of the opposite sex or going on a job interview. These are all things which cause social anxiety in average people every day. Some...

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is the most common type of anxiety that people suffer.  Social anxiety is the fear of being around other people.  This fear can be the fear of talking to people, being ciriticised or looked at by other people, day to day tasks that others may...

Aromatherapy for Depression

A fantastic and mysterious relationship is continuously unfolding between plants and their surroundings. These organic green machines are ceaselessly performing a glorious alchemy with water, soil, air and sunlight. The nearly infinite possible combinations of plant...

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

How often do you find yourself wondering what is the best possible way to reduce the stress in your life? You are just an average person with a normal life, decent work hours, and a family to care for; yet you can’t help but court stress in every aspect of your life....

What Is Anxiety

What is anxiety –   Anxiety is an emotion, or often a set of emotions that is usually identified as an unpleasant or worse feeling – a feeling of dread, fear  - something bad is about to happen and this can cause worry and distress and lead the feeling into...