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 reprieve from continual Stress! If this ever suits you, you will know it not just a few stressful 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 the 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!
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 :
Barry Joe McDonagh
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