A large chunk of the work I do with clients involves managing anxiety. Anxiety is dramatically on the rise in the world we live in today. If you are facing an increasing level of anxiety on a regular basis you are not on your own.
Experiencing anxiety is an incredibly unpleasant feeling. The tightening of the chest, the sweaty palms, the sinking stomach sensation… it can be extremely unnerving and can lead us to feeling out of control and panicked.
There is an unlimited amount of things in life that can cause us to feel anxious. These range all the way from minor day-to-day tasks all the way up to greatly traumatic events.
Whatever the trigger, we can learn to manage our anxiety in more helpful ways. This allows us to go about our lives with more confidence and certainty.
Anxiety is a controversial topic, many people will argue that it should be treated as a mental health condition, while others will say it is learnt behaviour. The way I see it is that the root of the anxiety is almost irrelevant. What is important is that the triggered response is reprogrammed and the symptoms are effectively managed.
What Type Of Therapy Do I Use For Managing Anxiety?
NLP has been proven to be extremely effective at helping people deal with anxiety. From general worrying thoughts all the way up to life crippling food disorders.
I firmly believe that we should all have a basic understanding of managing anxiety. This is because it is highly likely that we will all face it at one time or another in our lives.
Anxiety absolutely can be greatly reduced or cleared altogether with the right therapy.
My strategy for dealing with anxiety varies from person to person. What is crucially important in every case though is developing a better understanding of our bodies responses.
When we feel anxious and uncomfortable our body is trying to tell us something. It is through ignoring and invalidating this feeling that causes anxiety and panic to manifest.
When we learn to communicate with our unconscious minds better, we are able to support the parts of us that need reassurance. Using a number of different NLP therapeutic strategies it is very possible to successfully accomplish this.