If you suffer from anxiety disorders, you may be feeling...
...anxious and nervous every time you have to attend a social event and you'd like to enjoy your time with others...
...or you've had enough of your stomach feeling like it's tied in knots every time you have to speak at a meeting at the office...
...maybe you've had one too many panic attacks, or...
...you feel stressed-out most of the day - just about everyday...
...perhaps you feel it's time to get out of the house more - after all, can it really be that bad to leave the house?
Do you ever feel like you don't have any control over anxiety attacks or their symptoms?
You certainly aren't alone...the most common mental illnesses in America are anxiety disorders. At least 40 million adults in the United States are affected by anxiety.
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. At that time, I didn’t know what an anxiety disorder was or how it could affect my life.
I always thought I was just a nervous person and that was the way I was “wired.” I had high blood pressure, a fast heart rate, was dealing with stress, and one time I even had a panic attack...but for much of my life, I didn't know these were classic anxiety symptoms.
Since then, I’ve been on a search for a way to get some relief from my anxiety attack symptoms. And I think I've learned a lot in my search...it is my hope that the things I’ve learned over the years about anxiety disorders will help you to overcome your own anxiety disorders.
I read a lot of books and articles and studied a lot of material online. I took medication and went to counseling. And I learned something very intriguing...
This was life-alerting news...the main cause of my anxiety was the way I thought about and interpreted the events in my life.
Much of the material I studied about anxiety mentioned the link between thinking and anxiety, but it wasn't covered very well.
The purpose of this site is to show you how your thoughts affect your anxiety and how they affect your perception of your anxiety. I want to show you how you can change your thinking to lessen – or even completely eliminate – the impact of anxiety in your life.
Can you imagine something as simple as changing the way you think being able to change your life in such a positive way?
Can you taste the wonderful feeling of freedom you’ll experience when you begin to change the way you think about anxiety? If anxiety has impacted your life, you understand what this freedom is all about...anxiety relief is a lot closer than you think!
As I looked back over my life, I began to realize how my thoughts affected my life. For instance, if I interpreted a situation such as giving a presentation at work or at school as something that was going to make me nervous and upset, sure enough…I’d get nervous and upset!
It was when I didn’t think nervous and upsetting thoughts that things went pretty well.
It is amazing how our thoughts rule our world...and this is not a new idea... ...King Solomon, in the Old Testament Book of Proverbs said, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
...James Allen wrote a fantastic little book called “As A Man Thinketh” and he said, “Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits.”
In almost all types of anxiety disorders, what you think about a situation is either the cause - or at least part of the cause - of your anxiety states. However, in some cases anxiety disorders, stress, depression, etc., may have a physical or medical cause.
So, the first step for anyone who thinks they may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or suffer from stress, etc., is to consult a qualified physician and/or mental health professional. Your health and well-being are far too important to rely only on information found in any Web site!
Remember this as you go through this site...your view of the world creates your reality. The same event can be viewed in two completely different ways by two different people.
It’s no wonder a person is anxious or stressed if they view things as anxiety-producing or stressful.
…The only difference is in the way we look at the work assignment!
Please take a look around this site and let my experiences with anxiety disorders help you, too. If this site helps you, please let me know by visiting the Contact Us page and sending me a message!
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