Embracing the fear: learning to manage anxiety and panic by Judith Bemis

By Judith Bemis

A compassionate investigate coping with anxiousness problems, uncomplicated phobias, panic problems, and agoraphobia, Embracing the phobia bargains powerful ideas in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. The ebook and audiocassette (sold individually) support us settle for and alter panic and avoidance responses, and help us in making a choice on nervousness triggers.

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The intensity can sometimes stay high. Typically, those of us with GAD are stressed out about two or more major life problems (for example, work, personal finances, family, or illness). We feel that the problems are difficult to manage and that we have little control over them. What Causes Anxiety Disorders? Some researchers claim that people who experience recurring anxiety or panic attacks have a genetic predisposition to anxiety disorders. Other researchers see it as a behavioral problem. For some anxietypanic sufferers, being told that their condition is hereditary gives them the feeling that they've just been given a life sentence.

When we are in contact with others who face the same problem, we no longer feel so isolated and alone. Learning about our anxiety disorder is essential, as it is difficult to be accepting when we do not know what is happening to us. It might take some time before we truly accept that we have this problem. Merely telling ourselves that we do accept it will not necessarily make our symptoms go away, at least not at first. Sometimes we will be able to accept, and other times we won't. In the beginning, the best we can do is to try to live with the discomfort.

With our choices so restricted it is no wonder that we often feel trapped by our thoughts and cannot make decisions or engage in problem solving. 3. Acceleration. Strategies of acceleration are based on the idea that the best way to do anything is to do it as quickly as possible. It doesn't matter if we fall flat on our face while doing it. We have little appreciation of the fact that often the fastest way of completing a task is to do it slowly and with clarity of mind. 4. Control. These are strategies of trying to keep under control feelings and catastrophic thoughts that are perceived to be uncontrollable: I can't let things get out of hand!

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