Think Anxiety isn’t serious?
In extreme cases, anxiety negatively impacts how we relate to one another and takes a toll on our health.
Learning about how your thoughts and behaviors fuel your anxiety is the first step. People who suffer from extreme anxiety tend to jump to conclusions and overestimate on a consistent basis.
The power of ‘Positive Thinking’ is not usually effective.
The power of ‘Logical Thinking’ is however.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), is the evidence-based intervention that is indicated, in most cases.
Here is what CBT looks like:
1. Identify the trigger
2. Identify consistent illogical patterns of response(s)
3. Identify what purpose that pattern of response(s) has served
4. Challenge the dysfunctional response with a logical response
5. Identify alternative potential outcomes using a modified response
6. Begin to incorporate new responses
7. Pay attention to the mind/body connection
8. Repeat for each trigger
Most of our programs consist of 8 to 15 weekly sessions, Typically, or patient notices improvement in the 5th to 7th session
The Take Away?:
~Change creates perspective.
~Perspective creates insight.
~Insight creates hope.
~Hope can change the world.
Friend: Changing your patterns of response can make all the difference – but it starts with you reaching out. I urge you to call a mental health professional today that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. You don’t have to suffer any longer. Calm mind. Calm body.