Posts Tagged ‘anxiety attack’

Tips for overcoming your anxiety

Written by Lise Kryger. Posted in Anxiety, Blog

 Good tips to overcome anxiety– are not always expensive or complicated!

I am often asked about what to do to prevent anxiety. When I am asked is I am often facing a person who has anxiety himself and who need help. Anxiety occurs in as many variations as there are people, and the causes of anxiety coming out of balance, and what it takes to get the anxiety back into balance, is as individual.

Good tips to overcome anxiety

Even though we are profoundly different and our stories and experiences are different there are things that I think affects virtually everyone who suffers from anxiety. This does not mean that the advices can stand alone, but they are helping to prevent anxiety and reduce anxiety and is something almost everyone can help themselves with.

Sometimes I get the feeling that the advice is to “facilitate” and for basic to it makes sense for the one who receives it. I give them because I know they have great power, and because it can give a hand right here and now, before I put myself into the person’s situation, reactions and responses.

Avoidance Behavior maintains your anxiety

Written by Lise Kryger. Posted in Anxiety, Blog

There is a lot that contributes to your anxiety. Do you know that your behavior can help maintaining the anxiety?

AvoidanceWhat is avoidance behavior?

When I experienced my first anxiety attack, back in my teenage year, I was not aware that it was an anxiety attack. I thought it was me who could no longer keep a straight face and had lost all control of myself. I felt everyone was looking at me because I showed weakness and thought they had never seen anything like it. I was ashamed and did most of all want to escape. If it was possible I would have wiped my experience free from everyone’s memorys. The experience in itself was physically but also mixed with an intense sense of social shame.

Since I could not erase the memory and history from either them or myself, I could not forget the incident. The thought of ​​the experience could get my heart racing and my body to shake and my thoughts were in constantly focus on of how I could avoid losing control again. At that time I did not know strategies for how I could deal with the anxiety. Therefore my immediate reaction was to control myself even more. That is, suppress my feelings, my sadness, anger and irritation, hide my insecurity and shyness. The natural reaction was to tighten up even more in my hands, arms, legs and stomach. Even my smile muscles were tense.

My reaction was natural because it was the only way I knew how I could cope with the feelings. But it did not work particularly well. In fact, I put myself under further pressure and led therefore to that the anxiety quickly turned back.

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