Anxiety therapy techniques

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Avatar m tn What are some coping techniques I can employ? I sometimes want to die because of this stuff and already have a serious mental illness I'm having to deal with alongside the PTSD and I'm supposed to be receiving therapy for this but I don't know when I will and need to know some things I can do to cope better until then.
Avatar f tn I will practice these techniques and see about light therapy.
1644823 tn?1330055975 Dear members, i want to ask that is anxiety curable with the help of only medicines?
Avatar m tn How does therapy help anxiety? Is that really any different than talking to a friend or family member?
4046749 tn?1357103996 See a doc. Try looking up cognitive behavior therapy and breathing techniques for anxiety online.
Avatar f tn I go to therapy too. I would like to know of any support groups for people that have General Anxiety Disorder.
Avatar f tn If you want a more active anti-anxiety therapy, you can try cognitive therapy, which will offer specific anxiety treatment and exposure therapy. No technique is proven to be better than any other, but cognitive therapy is believed either rightly or wrongly to be the quickest treatment for anxiety. And also remember, all therapy will take some time, and each patient will need a different amount of time than another patient.
Avatar m tn It's not time top stop going then. Therapy can't be rushed. It's also possible the therapist you chose isn't right for you. It's possible CBT isn't the right form of therapy for you -- it's the gold standard for anxiety, insofar as there is one and there really isn't, but depression can be a different can of worms.
Avatar n tn panic attacks at 15 and learned how to deal with them thru therapy and certain breathing techniques. Fast forward to 34 and they have come back with a vengeance. So now I'm in therapy again, trying meds, exercise ect. . Next step my doc wants me to try group therapy for people with anxiety and depression. I also suffer from agoraphobia so it will have to be a small group. We will see.. I will try anything at this point to not feel like this everyday. @New help please ...
336415 tn?1212359542 hello everyone has anyone tried any therapy for your anxiety? if so does it work? i really want to get my life back to normal!
Avatar f tn In my case, I still remember and practice techniques I was given 20 or more years ago. That is how powerful therapy is in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Avatar m tn Therapy is a wonderful tool for anxiety and would highly recommend it.
Avatar f tn There are natural ways of dealing with this, including natural remedies, meditation and other relaxation techniques, exercise and therapy and dietary changes. It may be that only medication will help you, but there's a lot else out there to try. Start with a book called Natural Highs by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist at UCLA who uses natural methods in her treatment.
Avatar f tn I was hoping some people on here had some natural techniques to help me fall asleep. Are there any?
494640 tn?1262737989 You could speak to your psychiatrist about it but in addition to medication, talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy work as well. Sometimes relaxation techniques can be good too. Its important not just to figure out how the anxiety disorder manifests itself but what are the trigger points that set it off and some way to stop them.
580667 tn?1234580952 To reduce our severity and frequency of your attacks utilize the tools and techniques you are taught in therapy; the best type of therapy for this condition is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). As you know it takes a lot of hard work and discipline to master the techniques; however, if you do you will benefit tremendously and will hopefully not require further medication.
Avatar n tn I have moderate anxiety issues. I feel it most often after a night that I drink alcohol. I've been taking Vitamin B and C, fish oil, drinking tea, and exercising. They all help somewhat but, I tried something today that was amazing. I bought these Cd's from Dr. Andrew Weil ( and the breathing techniques really helped relax me. I woke up anxious this morning and played this cd. I was completely relaxed afterward and have remained relaxed.
Avatar f tn How disrupted is your life, and have you ever been in therapy with an expert in anxiety treatment? Have you ever trained in relaxation techniques, such as muscle relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, breathing techniques? It helps to know where you are and where you've been to know from our experiences where you might want to go.
Avatar f tn Are you doing any relaxation techniques such as exercise, yoga, meditation, etc.? (A psychologist who specializes in anxiety treatment can teach you these, or you can learn them on your own).
Avatar m tn The Effect of a Brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Self-Intervention on Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Cravings in Healthcare Workers. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, (2010), Oct/Nov. Church, D., Brooks, A. (2010b). A Review of the EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Method, Research, and Application. Published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, 2010 August/September. Church, D., Brooks, A. (2010c). Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques.
Avatar f tn No...not at all. Anxiety can be the result of a past traumatic event in our life which we never truly dealt with. It comes back demanding to be dealt with in the form of anxiety and/or depression. With therapy we can learn if this is the case, deal with it and ease our anxiety. Addressing the cause is the first step. Millions suffer with anxiety to some extent so know you're not alone.
Avatar f tn Therapy can be helpful in learning if there is a root cause for your anxiety, and if there is how to get it out and deal with it. Therapy can also teach you coping and relaxation techniques. Understanding that a panic attack is caused by a normal response coming at the wrong time can help. When we are in danger our brain signals the "fight or flight" mode and floods our bodies with adrenaline to give us the ability to protect ourselves.
Avatar m tn s harder -- usually requires therapy, relaxation techniques, and a variety of remedies that target different areas of the body that affect mental health, for example, relaxants, adrenal support, and amino acids that help manufacture our neurotransmitters. Good luck.
Avatar f tn For those of you who have had or are in talk therapy for your anxiety - what are your sessions like? I'm so confused now because I feel like mine is going no where now. I think he helped me in the beginning but now it's going no where. I've only been going for about 3 or 4 months. He wants me to just go home and think about why I think the way I think and then come up with an answer. I keep telling him, "I DON"T KNOW." Then he changes the subject.
1747084 tn?1311823073 The therapy will help you from doing the OCD habits but if for whatever reason you are able to do that if you go into google and type either relaxation techniques to get rid of anxiety or getting rid of anxiety naturally you may find some things. Some great sites are http://relaxationtechniquesforanxiety.
671132 tn?1335247006 A larger bookstore will stock anti-anxiety workbooks- these use CBT techniques to help you identify and confront your anxiety's sources, deal with the triggers, and avoid and manage panic symptoms. Knowing that you may only have a few visits, you should discuss this with the specialist so that you can make the best of independent management of your symptoms and practice of CBT. FInally, there are two major things you absolutely should be aware of in practicing CBT.
808293 tn?1238602183 I suffered from 24/7 anxiety and obsessive thoughts about anxiety, until I decided to seek therapy and go on meds. I have been on both for just over 2 weeks. Since then, I will have a few days where I felt good; anxiety wasn't nearly as bad, the obsessive thoughts about anxiety didn't come as often, and I could stay positive for most of the day...I guess I started to think I was "cured", even if logically I knew I really wasn't.