Knowing Anxiety


Published on Anxiety is considered a bad feeling. In many instances, anxiety is needed and in fact healthy, however, if it barrels out of control, when it interrupts your life or debilitates you, then it is time for you to act.

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Knowing Anxiety

  1. 1. Knowing Anxiety
  2. 2. Knowing Anxiety Anxiety is considered a “bad feeling.” In many instances, anxiety is needed and in fact healthy, however, if it barrels out of control, when it interrupts your life or debilitates you, then it is time for you to act. By identifying the source of the anxiety, you can learn approaches to prevail over these disruptive emotions.
  3. 3. Knowing Anxiety Anxiety comes from an imbalance in thought. Anxiety develops when we think far too much in regards to the what if ’s in daily life or when were fixated with the future. All this pondering results in worry and fear which then causes emotional and physical responses. When habituated, the ceaseless “future” worry and fear suddenly grows into a natural and common mentality.This happens because our minds are consistently seekinghomeostasis or balance. Our minds adapt and, before we understand it, the overwhelming anxiety becomes a common part of our lives.
  4. 4. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.comTo break or prevent the habit, skills has to be developed. From a spiritual and psychological prospective, anxietycould be relieved by a constant and encouraging focus in the present moment, since anxiety is systemic of futurethoughts. Trusting and living in the now is a goal if you want to be anxiety free.To reverse or change a heightened state of anxiety, many of the following ways may be used. Your own therapistand doctor at Florida Therapy can assist you decide which one will work best for you.
  5. 5. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.comTop Ten: 1. Mindfulness: Focus your attention on an object, a person or something that takes your attention off the cause of youranxiety. Get an object in the room, lets say a vase. Completely focus on the vase and all the particulars of the vase. Think about what it really looks like on the inside and how the vase was created. Think about the time and effort it took to make the vase. Concentrate on the vase so as all your thoughts are on the vase. This is the process of mindfulness.
  6. 6. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.com2. Meditation: There are many different kinds of meditations. Many say that prayer is speaking with God and meditation is listening. Meditation is aprocess that can bring focused awarenessof the now. Through a relaxation process, your thoughts and attention areconcentrated for this moment. It is in this point in time that you are able to be freeof any anxiety. Anxiety only exists in the“what if ” future thinking, not in the now.
  7. 7. Knowing Anxiety 3. Yoga: Oftentimes, referred to asphysical meditation. Through a process of movement and holding precise Yogaposes, your thoughts is compelled to focus on the present moment. These physical poses or slow movements are created to force you to concentrate on what you are doing. As just stated, in the present moment, there can be no anxiety.
  8. 8. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.com4. Distraction: Concentrating on something which will take away the feelings of anxiety is a very common coping procedure. Do everything youre interested in, whether or not it’s a video game, your chosen Tv program, a sports game, a puzzle or even sex.Among the best example of distractions is when people who have afear of flying watch movies or listen to music to distract them from harmful thoughts. Using anything that is positive and joyful that could keep your focus is a superb way to distract you from your anxiety.
  9. 9. Knowing Anxiety 5. Physical activity: Workout is an excellent way of not only eradicating depression, but anxiety also. The chemical reaction of increasing endorphin levels in the brain is extensively recorded and accepted by most medical experts as a great way of coping with anxiety and depression. Exercise, like Yoga, forces your mind to focus on the now. Your thoughts, once again, are centred withthe task at hand and, due to this fact, take your mind off the source of your anxiety.
  10. 10. Knowing Anxiety 6. Cognitive exercises: A lot of therapists aid individuals switch bothersome thoughts or patterns of thinking with positive or healthier ones. For example, among the finestcognitive exercises is the STOP• strategy. Once you begin to feel anxious, right away stop and take note of what you’re thinking of. The thought is normally about a fear or a “what if ” circumstance. Quickly say STOP in your mind. Take a deepbreath and now create an opposing thought. For instance, if theanxiety producing thought is about money, then think validating opinion such as money supports me and I trust myself to support myself and I release this fear.•
  11. 11. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.com7. Prayer: If you’re a spiritual individualwho believes in a loving God, release yourfears and anxieties to your higher power. When you are experiencing fear, pray to God to take the fear away and ask your spiritual creator to solve any conditionsthat bring about your fear. This is a faith- based approach and only functions if in case you have a strong faith.
  12. 12. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.com8. Insight thinking: This coping technique needs certain skill. Whenever you feel anxiety, quit for a moment and concentrate on your fear. Consult yourself for the reason your fearful or worried? Most of what we care aboutnever come to being. In this strategy, look at your fear and take into account the repercussions over and over until you come to a bottom line. By objectifying your fears or worry, it becomes clear that what you fear the most is really groundless. Once you know the frivolity of your fears, the faster you can let them go.
  13. 13. Knowing Anxiety 9. Focused breathing (Breath Work): This is a quite normal procedure for dealing with anxiety and fear. Guy Hendricks instructs a method called diaphragmaticbreathing or breathing from the diaphragm. When you feel anxiety, focus on your breathing and concentrate on breathing deeply from the diaphragm. Slowly inhale and exhale and concentrate on planned breathing. Many research studies suggest the use of Breath Work to eliminate the symptoms of anxiety.
  14. 14. Knowing Anxiety http://LewisJamesJordan.com10. Medication: In some situation, therapy have verified useless to aiding individuals relieve their anxiety and prescription medication is needed. People who have experienced a traumatic event such as seeing the death of a loved one or those facing a life threatening illness or suffering terrible pain are frequently on some kind of medication when therapy alone cant help them reduce their anxieties. Treatment can be a good option or a valuable supplementto relaxation tactics. Please do not confuse this statement with using self-medications like depressants such as Marijuana and alcohol. Sadly these substances do not help but only increase the severity of the underlying anxiety. Talk to your physician, psychotherapist or psychiatrist when thinking about any type of relief medication.
  15. 15. Knowing Anxiety This list will let you with finding a treatment for your anxiety. Please remember that it is recommended to consult with a qualified therapist for long-standing anxiety, because can be a consequence of an root psychological and physical problem.This information is to aid teach concepts that would helpreduce indication of anxiety and not in order to identify, deal with or cure anything.
  16. 16. Knowing Anxiety Dr Lewis James Jordan has over 20 years experience in Psychology and Metaphysical counseling. Dr Jordan’s Florida therapy offices are located in various locations throughout South Florida. Please visit his sites regularly at, and for more information.