Anxiety Relief

Anxiety Relief

Anxiety relief is available in many forms.  Anxiety is something that is becoming more and more common.  Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety and the effects can be crippling at best.  However, there is hope.  If you struggle severely with anxiety talk to your doctor and also seek mental help as well.  There are all kinds of different roots to the cause of anxiety.  If you know the cause, talk to someone and see if you can find some real help and solutions. 

For example, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is more common than most people think.  If you have had a traumatic event in your life, your brain can get stuck there, emotionally.  This sense of “stuck” will force the brain to replay it over and over again. This can lead to high levels of anxiety especially around certain places or objects, which are called “triggers”. 

Finding relief from anxiety caused by PTSD can be done in the form of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).  This is performed by a trained professional but will help the brain to finally process the trauma as a whole and it known to relieve the symptoms of anxiety.  It is a process and it will take time, but it is a natural way of healing and you will be healed, thus permanently fixing the anxiety it is causing.

Medications For Anxiety

Anxiety relief can come in the form of medication as well.  If you have high anxiety all the time it can affect every part of your life. With help from your doctor you can get on anxiety medication.  Sometimes this is a temporary solution until you can get into a therapist and really work on the causes.  However, other times the cause might be unknown or a chemical imbalance.  For those instances, medication is a viable solution to the problem. 

Natural Ways To Relieve Anxiety

Other natural ways of anxiety relief are to get out and go for a walk in a natural setting.  Go to the park or find a spot that you can hear the birds and wind in the trees. Take in all the beautiful sounds of nature that are soothing and calming to many people.  Take some deep long breathes through your nose and out your mouth.  This is a trigger to calm your body naturally.  Walking and exercise are great ways to manage stress and anxiety.  If you have it bad enough, you might need to join a gym or get your own treadmill to walk on.  Play soft music or nature sounds while you are walking.  Sometimes it is not ideal to be outside, it is extremely hot or cold.  For these times, having an indoor option is great.

Other anxiety relief options are to change your settings.  If you are laying on the couch, for example, get up and walk around the house.  Try to change what you are thinking about, especially if it is only giving you anxiety and there is nothing you can do about it.  Worry and stress are a part of life, however, finding ways to deal with it in a healthy manner are very important. 

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