Friday, April 11, 2008

Maintaining Control When Anxiety is Triggered

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I would like to wrap up this mini series on working with our triggers, otherwise known as our big, hairy, mean, dark unnerving fears. If you have kept up with the last couple posts, then hopefully you’ve discovered what your triggers are and decided to not avoid them. So, you are now in a fearful situation where your triggers are triggering your anxiety. How do you maintain control? How do you stay there when you really want to run away? How do you face your fears?

I have written about this in many different ways here on the blog in my own journey to finding answers and has evolved into what the heart of this blog is all about. This is what we are all looking for, striving for- a way to live our lives without the constant feelings of panic that tag along wherever we may go. A way to not give into those fears and be able to enjoy ourselves. I am not all the way there yet, and truthfully I may never be. But I have learned how to minimize the effects that the panic has over me so it doesn't effect me as often or as tough as it used to, and that is a great step in the right direction. So lets share the knowledge. I've collected some of my most relevant, useful posts on the subject that has been the biggest help to me over time and I have listed them all in one place for your surfing convenience.

How to maintain control when anxiety is triggered:

Related Posts:

Ten Step Mental Exercise that will Reduce Panic

Discovering Your Triggers

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Anonymous said...

None of this stuff has ever worked for me. I wish it would, but it won't.

Especially deep breathing. Everyone says to do that, but when I panic, I CAN'T breathe, and when I try, it just makes my chest hurt and my arms tingle, which makes me worry about a heart attack.

And I'm always afraid I'll have a stomach ache and be in too much pain to get home or walk, so really... I don't see how anything could help. People say it's irrational, but I don't think so. I think it's a completely valid fear that probably everyone should be afraid of, but they just don't think about it. And now that I have, I can never go back to the way I was.

Anonymous said...

People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) are continuously worried, nervous, anxious and feel uneasy. If this state continues with the person for six or more months, he/she is said to be suffering from GAD. The best way to get diagnosed is to go to a proper medical practitioner.

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