In over twenty years of practice, I’m happy to have helped many people with overcoming anxiety-even when it’s chronic been chronic.
What’s anxiety like for them? There’s the constant worrying and fear that dominates their lives. Alongside, this sits the uncomfortable physical anxiety symptoms. The struggle includes not just the issues that trigger the anxiety. It can even involve worrying about the anxiety itself!
These anxiety sufferers feel stuck with their symptoms over a long time and sometimes feel pretty hopeless with overcoming their chronic anxiety.
However, it is possible to discover anxiety relief. Yes, you can be healed!
Consider these reasons why.
1. Anxiety Is Created in Your Mind, You Can Overcome It with Your Mind
Your mind created the anxiety. In the case of chronic, anxiety this could have happened a very long time ago. However, the key to overcoming anxiety is also in the mind. It involves retraining your brain so that you no longer feel anxious whenever you are exposed to the trigger.
To do this, we need to help your brain learn that you are not in danger. There’s no need to continue the coping mechanism that you used to deal with the anxiety in the past. Rather, your brain just needs to know that everything is O.K.
2. You Can Get Help with Overcoming Anxiety
To overcome anxiety, you need someone in your corner that understands the problem. Sure, a friend or loved one can help. Yet, a professional counselor who understands chronic anxiety can be a real asset.
A professional will not judge you or think that you are somehow weird or different just because you have chronic anxiety. They will accept you for who you are and where you are in your therapeutic journey. This will make it easier for you to feel more relaxed and open to discuss what’s wrong.
3. Talk Therapy – A Time-Proven Tool for Overcoming Anxiety
There’s no substitute for good old-fashioned talk therapy to help you with overcoming anxiety. That’s because you will finally have a space to discuss your worries and fears. What triggers your anxiety? How does it affect your life? What symptoms do you experience? And most importantly, what actions can you take to start your recovery?
Together, we can get to the root as to why you experience anxiety. Which, in some cases, is simple, such as after recently experiencing a car accident, for example. Whereas, for other situations, the true reasons may lie deep in your past. Either way, a therapist will be there to support and guide you.
4. EMDR Therapy – A Powerful Supplement for Anxiety Treatment
Another tool available to you for overcoming anxiety is EMDR therapy. Short for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, the EMDR technique can be very helpful, especially if your anxiety stems from a trauma that you have experienced.
Combining the rapid eye movements method with talk therapy can be immensely beneficial for healing your brain. Remember, since your brain is where the anxiety originates, that is where we must go to fully resolve the issue.
5. You Are Capable of Learning New Skills to Cope with Anxiety
You can find healing from anxiety by learning new skills to cope with the problem. Instead of using a ritual or unhealthy habit to cope with anxiety, you can use more effective strategies.
- Using breathing exercises to stay calm
- Distracting yourself from the trigger
- Reminding yourself that you are not in danger
- Practicing logic to deal with the anxiety in a rational way
6. Neurofeedback Brain Training – An Excellent Therapy Choice For Overcoming Anxiety
Finally, many clients find relief from chronic anxiety through neurofeedback training. A cutting edge form of biofeedback, neurofeedback trains your brain to quiet the worry and fear circuits in your brain. It a natural, drug free and enjoyable way to to therapy. Read more about neurofeedback here.
Overcoming anxiety might not be be easy, especially if you have struggled with it for a long time. It takes some effort. However, it is absolutely possible to find healing from chronic anxiety and experience anxiety relief for good.
Yet, you can’t do it alone. Participating in therapy with a counselor who understands anxiety and can guide you properly will be very helpful. After all, it’s important to have someone professional in your corner and can give you the support you need. I would like to be that support. Find out more about my approach to anxiety therapy.