How To Manage Your Anxiety

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Anxiety affects everyone, it can happen anytime and anywhere. It is a very normal and necessary response to certain events. Anxiety, the condition, isn’t caused by a single factor and isn’t developed over time, it’s often caused by multiple factors such as personality factors, life experiences and health.

When an anxiety attack happens it can be hard to deal with, you can loose all sense of direction. So we have came up with a list of ‘treatments’ that can help you manage your anxiety and take back control.

Anxiety Management Techniques

Anxiety can be treated medically, by a therapist, but it can also be eased with certain techniques and strategies. If you’re currently finding your anxiety hard to cope, try these few quick tips that may help:

  • Breathing exercises – Slowing down your breathing and focusing on taking deeper breaths can bring your anxiety down to a manageable level. When you become anxious your breathing becomes faster and shallower so by altering this you can trick your mind into being less anxious.
  • Relaxation – If you find yourself in a situation that is triggering your anxiety. Take yourself to the side, find a quiet location and relax. Close your eyes and relax each one of your muscles, from your head to your toes.
  • Don’t overthink – This is a lot easier said then done. But often anxiety makes you think about terrible outcomes that haven’t and probably won’t ever happen.
  • Lifestyle – Keeping active, going for walks and spending time doing the things you enjoy all help with reducing anxiety and improving your overall wellbeing.
  • Take the step – Steeping outside your comfort zone can help tackle your anxiety head on. Avoiding what makes you anxious may help in the short term but in the long term, it can make you more anxious.
  • Talk – Talking about what makes you anxious with others who are going through the same thing can help you feel not alone. You can discuss coping mechanisms and tips and encourage each other to step out your comfort zones.
  • Love yourself – Remember to treat yourself as you would treat others. You are not weak. Be kind to yourself.

One thing to keep in mind with all these techniques is that not everyone is the same. Things that work for others may not work for you, so it’s all about trying different things to see what works best for you.

Therapy & Support

If you are finding that your anxiety is getting severely worse and the techniques that worked before are no longer helping. At the British CBT Counselling Service we do offer therapies that can help with your anxiety. With these techniques we aim to lessen your feelings of anxiety and build your confidence and self-esteem.

Once you feel in control of your anxiety, we will try and identify what made your anxiety develop in the first place. Together we will then devise a plan to protect yourself against these things in the future.

How Can We Help?

At the British CBT and Counselling service, we offer a range of different therapies that can help reduce your anxiety. Many of our services can take place in person or online. You can see all our services on our ‘How we help’ page or you can contact us directly to find out more.

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