Techniques for Dealing with Anxiety
KICK ANXIETY TO THE CURB
When David first came to see me his social anxiety was affecting nearly every aspect of his life. For example, he wanted to propose to his long-time girlfriend, but was avoiding it because the thought of being the center of attention at the wedding was just too much for him. Yet one-on-one, David’s anxieties disappeared and he was confident, well-spoken and fun.
Sound familiar? Perhaps similar things play out in your life.
There are proven techniques for reducing anxieties
In many ways anxieties are like small fires that needs oxygen to breathe and grow. There are proven techniques for cutting off that “oxygen” supply, and extinguishing the fire before it grows. This includes:
- Just saying no. When you feel your anxiety being triggered, reject the thought. Assure yourself that you are, indeed, okay. Pretend that your anxiety is a door-to-door salesman selling something that you don’t want. Politely say, “Sorry. Not interested. Try somebody else.” And then mentally “close the door” and move on.
- Living in the moment. Stop all the “what ifs” and focus on the now – especially all of the good things happening in your life.
- Focusing on your breathing. When you feel your anxiety coming on, stop. Loosen your chest and do some deep breathing. Every time you exhale, imagine that your body is becoming more relaxed.
Hypnosis can implant these technique in your subconscious mind. Then, regular practice will condition you to shut anxieties down quickly.
And what about David? By the third session of my unique 5-session hypnosis program David had made huge strides! He was ready to propose to his girlfriend, able to give a speech at his synagogue, and starting to contribute confidently during meetings at work.
Are you ready to kick your anxieties to the curb, too? Give me a call. I’m here for you.