Many Types of Anxiety

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Many Types of Anxiety

We know there are many Types of Anxiety, not the least of which is Common Anxiety. There seems to be so much confusion concerning this! Most of us don’t realize there are several Types of Anxiety, and then so many levels of these Types.

For different Types of Anxiety, it will be different kinds of therapy that will work to help the person suffering. Frequently it will be a combination of talk therapy and meditation. Sometimes it will actually require medication to resolve the Anxiety for the patient’s relief.

Anxiety Meditation Garden Gate

The opening picture for this Post is how I picture my Anxiety Meditation Garden Gate. I have had the same Gate in my mind’s eye since 1990 when I was taught to meditate for Anxiety relief. It calmed me then, and it does now. Then I had to find out how from a psychologist but now you can get a recording on Guided Imagery from a store.

With each Type of Anxiety, you will discover upon examination different forms of beginnings and ages of onset of symptoms. Some will present with a certain event for which a precise event can be determined as a cause and possible beginning! This will sometimes be a Natural Disaster (Hurricane, Typhoon, Volcano).

Disasters & Triggers

As likely the event cause be a Social Disaster (War, Murder, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Violent Assualt, Divorce, Torture). And I know, many more, of both kinds, but I cannot list them all!

From events like these, we later realize we have “Triggers”. So, when something frightens, shocks, or hurts us we remember it. When something reminds of it quickly in a way that brings on an Anxiety or Panic Attack, this is designated a “Trigger”. Of course, all Types of Anxiety can result in Anxiety Attacks with or without a “Trigger”.

Personally I have had Anxiety Attacks since the age of five, sometimes three or more a day when unmedicated. But throughout my sixty-eight year old life I have only had three Panic Attacks.

If an Anxiety sufferer has these, they are sometimes said to have PTSD. The treatment for this is therapy, meditation, deep breathing, and often medication.

Ongoing Unrelenting Stress

Then at times it will be a time in the person’s life from which there was no repreive from continual Stress! If this ever suits you, you will know it not just a few stressfull weeks while you produce that job for your employer. This Stress will be ongoing unrelenting Stress of taking care of the elderly or ill for a prolonged time, years!

Or as is happening to our elderly population now, being plunged into prolonged poverty ill-prepared to cope with state of their finances. We have our Severe Depression and Suicide Rate amongst the elderly spiraling out of control!

Social Anxiety Disorder SAD

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a more clinical illness Type of Anxiety and different students of Anxiety disagree about it. I must be clear about this. Social Anxiety Disorder is a form of Autism and a patient is born with it. There are ways to achieve high levels of relief but little chance of a cure at this time from Social Anxiety Disorder.

Social Anxiety, that is a form of General or Common Anxiety is different from Social Anxiety Disorder. SA accounts for predominantly 80% of Fears or Phobias of facing groups of people to speak. Social Anxiety is usually Causal by the effect thus curable. This does take time, patience, and I would insist on kindness!

Aromatherapy is useful for calming the frazzled edges at times! Choose your favorite scent, and let the aroma waft into the room, soothing everyone in there. For Anxiety, the scent most often recommended is Lavender. If you can massage a tiny drop into your temples it is extremely relaxing!

For Aromatherapy

Water – A Natural Remedy

🎁 I want to share with my Readers this article by Barry McDonagh, an international panic disorder coach.

Water Helps Ease General Anxiety!

Water Helps Ease General Anxiety!

Today I want to look at something so simple and yet equally powerful in alleviating the symptoms of general anxiety.

This tip also helps reduce the frequency and strength of panic attacks.

Fresh Drinking Water

Water is a great quencher of thirst but more importantly here -a great quencher of anxiety.

Read all about it on my blog here :

http://www.panicaway.com/blog/water-helps-ease-general-anxiety

Barry Joe McDonagh

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Gratitude Lifts The Weight of Anxiety

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🎁 I want to share with my Readers this article by Barry McDonagh, an international panic disorder coach.

Gratitude Lifts The Weight of Anxiety

Let me tell you why the art of gratitude is such a great tool for ending anxious thoughts.

A lot of people write telling me how their anxiety makes them feel very cut off or removed from the world around them. This sensation can be distressing as people fear that they will never be able to feel normal again.

This feeling is common and in my experience is mainly fueled by a cycle of anxious thinking.

A person with a panic disorder or a generalized anxiety disorder will spend much of their day mentally “checking in”.

Checking in is a term I use to refer to how people with anxiety constantly monitor their mind and body.

“Am I feeling ok?” “How are my thoughts ?”

“Am I feeling secure or on edge right now?”

The reason regular checking in happens is because anxiety has such a powerful effect on the mind and body.

People tell me that they can deal with the anxious bodily sensations but it is the anxious mind that causes them most distress. That is what I want to address today.

Anxiety can often feel like a thick fog has surrounded your mind. Nothing really seems enjoyable as you are always looking out at the world through this haze of anxious thoughts and feelings. This fog steals the joy out of life and can make you feel removed or cut off from the world.

The anxious thoughts act as a barrier to experiencing the world and this sensation of separation then leads to feeling even more upset as you fear losing touch with yourself.

So how do you get this anxious fog to lift from your mind?

When someone is very caught up in anxious thoughts they are top heavy so to speak. The constant mental activity they are engaged in has caused an imbalance where all of their focus is on their mental anxieties.

A powerful way to move out of this anxious mental fog is to switch your focus from your head to your heart.

By simply making a deliberate shift of attention to your heart you will find the anxious thoughts dissipate more easily and the mental fog starts to gradually clear.

You can make this switch by practicing the art of gratitude.

I am sure you have heard of people speaking about the art of gratitude and the benefits it can bring to you.

Did you know that it has now been scientifically proven that regular practice of gratitude can dramatically change your bodies chemistry giving way to a more peaceful body and mind.

The Heart Math Institute has 15 years of scientific research proving that a simple tool like the art of gratitude can dramatically reduce stress and improve performance for individuals and organizations.

Many Fortune 500 companies are now starting to use this technique to reduce work related stress.

I am going to outline the technique briefly in a very straight forward exercise so you can start practicing right now.

When you practice this exercise you will feel a lightness and greater sense of perspective on any matter that has been troubling you. This activation of your heart emotion will lift the sensation that anxious thoughts create.

This is a very simple exercise but it is really powerful. Print it off and try it someplace where you can be alone.

Are you ready?

-Begin by closing your eyes and moving your attention to your heart area.

-Imagine a feeling of warmth emanating from the center of your chest.

If appropriate place your right hand there. If you are around people or driving etc. simply imagine your right hand resting on your heart area.

Imagine this area glowing warmly for one to two minutes.

-Now, begin to focus on something in your life that you feel a genuine sense of appreciation for.

This can be one or more things that you really appreciate having in your life (e.g., family, health, friends, work, your home, a beautiful day etc).

It is important to focus on things that spark a real sense of gratitude and appreciation. If you really appreciate the thing you are thinking about, you will immediately feel a response from that area by way of a light warm sensation in your chest or an involuntary smile (remember those).

It does not really matter what you think about as long as it evokes this feeling of warm appreciation from your heart area.

Don’t struggle with this exercise. Everyone has something they can be grateful for. (Remember, the cemetery is full of people who would love to have your problems!)

Do not worry if you are thinking of your partner/family and you do not feel this. Some days it will be people close to you that will spark the heart feeling, other days it may be gratitude for very simple things like the fresh air you breath. It depends on the mood you are in, -remember it is the feeling you after.

The feeling we are looking to achieve is unmistakable, it is a positive change in your emotional state.

I say it is best to do this exercise alone because you will need to stay with this feeling for as long as you can.

Then, when you feel you have taken it as far as you can, open your eyes.

There is no time frame on this exercise, it can be a few minutes to half an hour. Again it is about establishing a heart/mind connection and getting your awareness out of the anxious thoughts and more into your body.

After a few attempts you can incorporate this into your daily routine.

Do it in the car. Do it sitting at your desk. Do it before you sleep at night.

You have to practice it frequently. Just like a muscle your heart will get more accustomed to this state and you will be able to switch into that feeling in seconds.

With practice you can also use this exercise in the middle of any stressful situation. You will be surprised at the positive outcome in terms of your own stress levels and the change in others around you.

This simple exercise can completely transform the outcome of interacting with other people, be it work or personal relationships.

This is especially true where there is conflict or misunderstanding between you and other people. Try it out, see what happens!

Be creative with it and make it your own daily ritual for yourself.

I am sure you agree that it is a worthwhile exercise to incorporate into your daily life. It is my experience that most people do not have the patience or time to make major lifestyle changes. By using this one simple exercise you can make a dramatic improvement to the quality of your life.

The simplest things in life are free and this is one of those gems.

Don’t pass it up

Kind Regards, Barry Joe McDonagh

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CURING ANXIETY

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Curing Anxiety?

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Anxiety is a strange animal for it can show itself in varied forms and symptoms. For some a product of extreme stress or tension, while for others a disorder (Social Anxiety Disorder), and for some a true biological disease.

There is a type of severe diagnosed anxiety caused by extreme stress, grief, or disaster. Here we get PTSD and Complex-PTSD.  A really destructive and even lethal form of anxiety at its’ worst. It must be diagnosed and treated with medication and therapy with all due diligence.

Traumatizing at its worst during Natural or Social Disasters, such as Hurricanes or War, respectively; nonetheless, General or Common Anxiety is not Biological and may be cured! Even if is accompanied by Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks!

Again, let me remind! An educated professional needs to diagnose the Type of Anxiety with which you are coping when you are ready to get help! Then you will know how to proceed to get the correct help to relieve the symptoms and even accept curing your anxiety!

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Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Some of these children are diagnosed as children and some are not. SAD is a form of Autism. I was surprised to learn this, but it is believed by physicians.

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) means just that. You do not socially adjust with others because you disbelieve your worthiness to receive love and affection or give the same in kind. You have an inborn doubt that is not your fault, this is the way you were born for it is a disorder.

Social Anxiety Disorder Autism

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Social Anxiety Disorder Child

My first memory as a SAD child at the age of four was in kindergarten.  Time for ‘Show and Tell’ with our toys and it was my turn. I walked to the front of the class on frozen feet with my breakfast in my throat. When I looked over the sea of faces the room swam and I was sick!

The teacher took me outside in the fresh air and spoke in a calm voice. It was the best thing she could have done. We didn’t know what was wrong with me, no one had heard of anxiety or panic attacks in the early 1950’s. It was the first of many times I tried to be in front of the class and give a book or class report but was unable to do so.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Another anxiety that is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in a person’s brain is becoming more understood and diagnosed correctly. This type of anxiety has to be medicated for the medical professional is balancing chemicals in the brain. This type is a true biological disorder.

Feelings of Unworthiness

It is true, a person with SAD never truly believes they are loved, due to the fact they do not see any reason why anyone would love them. They see themselves at fault all of the time, and unworthy of affection or love. Remember, it is their illness that makes it extremely difficult for a SAD person to learn to receive love and approval without rejection.

You must remember in a relationship with a SAD person, it is not that you are being doubted as able to love. The Social Anxiety Disorder person cannot believe they can be loved or approved of by someone they consider valuable. So, no matter how hard they will actively or passively reach out for this love and approval, they can’t accept it once offered. I have learned we can be taught to accept love with kindness and patience!

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SAD Child Thinks It Is Their Fault

If you have a SAD child, help them with their inward prompt to accept blame for everything by helping them accept responsibility for only the one thing they had any control over that day… They become so burdened by all their presumed faults they accept responsibility for none of their real ones.

By the same rule of thought help your child to learn they are not at fault for everything happening around them. Many times professional therapy is needed here.

Curing Anxiety of Bipolar

To finish, I wrote I would say more about the Anxiety requiring medication by a medical professional. Curing Anxiety resulting from the mania or agitated depression of Bipolar is usually not considered probable due to the fact this is a medical illness. There is a chemical imbalance in the person’s body, so a lifetime of bloodwork and a balance of medication and therapy are needed.

Aromatherapy represented by an image of a woman's face in a handful of lavender.
Helps in Curing the symptomsof Anxiety.

Aromatherapy Is Not Expensive! Freshwater for most of us is not expensive and plentiful and these provide a measure of relief! Besides the talk therapy which can be extremely valuable, depending on the provider, the first two suggestions offered are deep breathing exercises and meditation! Most people can learn all of these.

Plain Good Free Advice!

There are people who offer learned advice at SocialAdvice.net and they don’t charge you anything! There will be real advice from anxiety experts about diet, exercise, therapy, sleep, and more…

Panic Away Curing Anxiety

Panic Away is an extremely brilliant product for ending common Anxiety and the Anxiety and Panic Attacks that will accompany it! I want to endorse Panic Away as the best product I have tried for curing common Anxiety!

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I am not a medical professional so I cannot diagnose, treat, or do anything but write about my life and story with anxiety for informational purposes. I am sixty-eight years old and I have coped with different types of anxiety all of my life.

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