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How to stop struggling with anxiety and uncertainty?

How to stop struggling with anxiety and uncertainty?

Quite the opposite. It’s about having a direct experience of accepting them. As a result, they may decrease, but that’s not the point of the exercises. The two components to stop struggling is using ‘defusion’ techniques for thoughts and ‘expansion’ tools for feelings. I explain about each in the video.

How to tell if someone is struggling with anxiety?

The outward signs of this may be trouble deciding, planning, weighing up consequences and organising thoughts in a logical, rational way to get to a good decision. The capacity to make a good decision is there, but anxiety can send it offline. Avoiding new people, too many people, places, situations, the unfamiliar.

Why do people with anxiety get into trouble?

People who are living with anxiety have a unique wiring that causes them to interpret things as harmful, even if they’re not harmful at all. This is called ‘overgeneralisation’. In an evolutionary sense, this is a great thing – it’s the reason people with anxiety are often alive to potential trouble long before it hits.

Where to go for help with anxiety, fear or panic?

Go to 111.nhs.uk or call: 111. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency. There are many different causes of anxiety, fear or panic and it’s different for everyone.

Quite the opposite. It’s about having a direct experience of accepting them. As a result, they may decrease, but that’s not the point of the exercises. The two components to stop struggling is using ‘defusion’ techniques for thoughts and ‘expansion’ tools for feelings. I explain about each in the video.

Are there signs that someone is struggling with anxiety?

We all have our ‘stuff’, and anxiety is just one that many of us will struggle with from time to time. If someone close to you is experiencing anxiety, there may be signs. Sometimes they may be obvious. Sometimes, they may make their way into the shared space between you in more subtle ways.

Why do I feel overwhelmed during an anxiety attack?

During anxiety attacks, that feeling of being overwhelmed may actually less about the actual overwhelming nature of anxiety and more about a feeling of doom that seems to affect those that are struggling with panic attack issues.

How to structure your days when struggling with anxiety?

Start by doing it for 5 minutes a day, and after a few weeks bump it up to ten minutes. It’s achievable and easy to start implementing new changes when they are small. You are working on a lifestyle change which means you don’t have to completely change your life in a day.