Anxiety

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Information and resources for handling and possibly even eliminating anxiety.

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  • Anxiety

    1. 1. Anxiety may be caused by a mental condition, aphysical condition, the effects of drugs, or from acombination of these. http://www.webmd.com*****Check with your doctor first to discuss whatfactors may be contributing to your anxiety.****This presentation will only be discussing how touse cognitive methods for controlling anxiety.With that said, let’s move on to how you cancontrol that anxiety.
    2. 2. We cant solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. William James “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespearehttp://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6GkflxSVV9cWGC4zcB4ZkspmGFM7xjnn919BfF3MpqIWm34oapw
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    4. 4. Begin by writing down everything youcan think of that makes you anxious.
    5. 5. Notice that what you havewritten down is about future events. In a word: FEAR sprocketink.com Go back to slide 5, notice the words in #3 (Is GOING to happen)
    6. 6. Rewrite what you wrote, but change one thing: absofacto.comThink possibilities not problems .
    7. 7. Control your Thoughts http://www.pickthebrain.comBegin to change the nature of your mind and notice how much control you can have over your anxiety.
    8. 8. All of the other suggestions are just more ways to change the thought process*Relax by closing your eyes taking long deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. With each breath think, relax, let go. Practice meditation, not worry (you got that down!).*Listen to relaxing music or a visualization, such as: Learn Out Loud.com Positives: product # PO34197*Phone a friend, get support from those who care about you.*Exercise-hard, get the heart pounding. This raises good chemicals in the brain, get moving, do something.*Make a plan- write down what you can do to create change, or accept the situation.*Now it’s your turn, what can you think of that will help you?
    9. 9. “I am an old man and I have knowna great many troubles, but most of them never happened” - Mark Twain Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. Dale Carnegie
    10. 10. Resources• http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d/dale_carnegie. html• http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-worrying/• http://www.quotegarden.com/worry.html• http://zenhabits.net/archives/• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG3iDoCDLqM• Slide show by, CassandraGadouas.com

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