Sunday’s Great Anxiety Treatment Debate: Techniques VS Strategies

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I wanted to spur a little debate when it comes to todays treatments for anxiety. Many online anxiety and panic attack ‘gurus’ have made quite a living by selling certain techniques that make us believe will lead to an instant cure for anxiety and panic attacks. But they’re not the only ones, many therapists for anxiety/panic disorder today are more then happy to jump on the techniques and trickery bandwagon as well.

I have no problem with techniques to deal with anxiety and panic attacks, but what happens when they stop working or don’t work at all?

The problem I see when so called ‘experts’ hand out these miracle anxiety curing techniques, is that they mask a problem that doesn’t neccessarily take care of the main issue. Take for instance panic attacks, when someone comes to me for coaching advice on dealing with panic attacks I know exactly what that person is dealing with.

“Within 5 minutes of speaking with the panic attack sufferer, I know how deep their pain truly goes”

At this point there are two things I can do:

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Now there’s the road you want to be on.

1) Sit down with that person suffering from panic attacks, and give them certain techniques and coping scenarios that will lead to a windy road that takes them around the problem, sometimes.

2) Show them a set strategy that tackles the thought process and actions that leads to full blown panic attacks. Thus moving them through and with their fears in a systematic and guided fashion that builds confidence in the face of their fears.

Do you see the difference?

This is why i’m not a big fan of these itty bitty techniques that only help people cope with anxiety and panic attacks. I believe that in order to turn a monster into a fly, you have to show that monster that you won’t be pushed around by his intimidating ways.

But can a technique be implemented into a strategy to overcome anxiety and panic attacks?

I guess, but it shouldn’t be the end all be all when it comes to the way you handle your anxious conditioning. So here’s my humble advice if you are one of those sufferers searching frantically online for a solution to your bewildering state:

If someone’s idea of treating your anxiety falls solely into the category of techniques and tricks to help you cope, stand up and walk out the door. Find someone who’s been in your anxious shoes, and ask for some concrete and proven advice that leads to a strategy for handling your anxiety and panic attacks naturally.

If you were an expert on the subject of anxiety would you be more on the side of techniques, strategies or a little bit of both? Share your insights in the comments section below.

 

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Inspiring Review Of The End The Anxiety Program By Jag

Dear Dennis,

First of all I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your end the anxiety program has helped me overcome my daily panic attacks and anxiety completely. Believe me I didn’t even know I was suffering from anxiety since my childhood, until the age of 32 when it finally manifested, and what a roller coaster ride it was!

Also just reading your blogs impacted me so much that it felt like the effects were almost immediate. I was like “WOW” I couldn’t believe this. Days went by and I started feeling better and better. I tried many different therapists and anxiety programs out there, but none of them worked. Then a little over a month ago I stumbled upon The Anxiety Guy website and I believe that was the luckiest day of my life.

Your anxiety program has helped me overcome my daily panic attacks and anxiety completely. The symptoms of anxiety anxiety coaching sessions onlinedon’t matter to me anymore because i’ve now learned how to stop giving them attention.

Thank you so much,

Jag Dillion

Conquering The Fear Of Anxiety And Panic Attacks Takes Knowledge

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In step 3 of the 7 most crucial steps to stop your generalized anxiety disorder naturally…

I mention the importance of becoming knowledgable about your anxiety condition. This may be the most crucial step out of the 7 because the very act of learning more about your anxiety and panic condition, can put you in a position to lose the fears you currently hold all together. In this circumstance knowledge really is power. By building one brick on top of the other as you educate yourself on how the brain works, what your fight or flight response is, and how subconsciously you may be feeding your high levels of anxiety daily, you truly begin to build confidence in the face of fear and anxiety. It’s at this point that you begin turning what looks like a giant monster, into a tiny fly very quickly…

Follow The Anxiety Guy blog for the very best panic and anxiety support you’ll find online.

Another Day, Another Panic Attack, Another Visit To The Emergency Room…

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I was no stranger to the emergency room…

From the ages of 25 to 31, I had logged over 50 visits. The ER visits were due to either a bad panic attack caused by a situation from the past that triggered panic, or a scary physical sensation, but I should have picked up on the chain of thoughts and why the cycle kept going day after day.

The way I interpreted the world around me and the judgements I made of things was ultimately being stored in my subconscious mind. I played the same recording over and over, day after day without a break, and ultimately paid the price through these panic attacks and generalized anxiety.

My emotions, as they were happening, were just signals that I needed to react to the current situation. What I’ve learned is that I needed to read the emotion and react accordingly, which I wasn’t. If I was feeling scared, for example, I should have looked at the root cause of that emotion, not the situation I was in at that moment.

All main emotions have secondary emotions that are usually causing them.

I should have tried to understand what secondary emotions might be coming into play at any time that was causing me to feel upset or anxious. You are never feeling an emotion “for no reason.” There is usually a trigger that you experienced that set off a secondary emotion, which then builds up with all of the other feelings you have been supressing, and this causes an emotional reaction that seems out of sync with what you are experiencing. The key here is to be aware of those deep-seeded underlying secondary emotions that are causing whatever negative feelings you are having, and deal with those feelings first.

“Once you pay attention to those feelings, you can turn them around and begin to improve your overall outlook.”

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No Doc I swear, THIS is the big one!

Knowing what causes your negative feelings can work a great deal towards ending the cycle of generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. What drove me to the ER were one of the two different kinds of anxiety symptoms I experienced throughout a day―there was the lingering kind such as a lump in the throat feeling, more commonly known as Globus Hystericus, or the dizzy feeling of literally feeling like you’re walking in a dream and no one can really see or hear you. Or there was the sudden anxiety symptoms in the form of a heart palpitation that seemed to rise from nowhere and scared the life out of me, or the numbness/tingling in my arms that led me to always think a stroke was right around the corner, but as always I was wrong again and again… thankfully.

Boy was I stubborn!

In my experience working with people with anxiety disorders, a hypochondriac never seems to believe the negative result that is handed to him after physical tests are done, and I was no exception to this.

I fiercely held my ground, letting each and every one of them there know that they needed to see I was physically sick, and the tests were wrong. It was a tug of war battle, and I should have paid closer attention and began building on those facts that would begin growing my belief that there was in fact nothing to fear, and it was as many had told me ‘all in my head.’ I began not mentioning anything about my anxiety problems just so that the doctors wouldn’t do the same tests again and again.

If they gave me a different test for the complaint I had, then maybe I would find out what was making me feel the way I was and I could find a cure and it would all be done and I could go back to living free and happy how I once was.

But it was all for nothing. I just couldn’t accept that this was all being caused by me and my fear and worry, it was too easy a solution and I couldn’t get my head wrapped around this idea for a very long time, and people that were close to me in my life were growing more and more concerned and confused every day. If I would have just taken a few steps back and evaluated what was going on mentally, I would be able to start working on finding tools that would eventually lead me to freedom from anxiety and panic attacks, and end those awful experiences.

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There’s something you don’t hear everyday…

For an overly anxious person, the decision to go to a regular doctor rather than the emergency room was an easy one in the moments of crisis. In my experiences with regular doctors, it was almost like they were waiting for me to show them a sign of an anxiety disorder so that they could write out the prescription and send me off. It didn’t seem like any of them really cared about the root causes of my issues and wanted to lead me in the right direction.

They just treated the symptoms on the surface, and that is plain and simply wrong…

When your mind is so wired to worry as mine was for 6 years, nothing else in the world matters more than tending to the emergency that your mind and body are crying out for. So after a deep crying session (you won’t believe how much tension crying releases), I took a good look around me and realized I needed to draw strength from the two people who needed me the most and also continue on my path to be the best tennis player I could be. I needed to be there for my son, who was going to grow up and ask daddy questions and want to play and be taught new amazing things. That was the beginning of the end to my panic attacks, and my endless visits to doctors and emergency rooms.

Knowing why you want change to happen and getting emotionally ‘charged up’ over the possibilities of how your life will be different, can truly steer you in the right direction past debilitating anxiety and panic attacks.

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Cris’s Inspirational Advice, and Review Of The End The Anxiety Program

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Hi there my name is Cris Hutchins, I wanted to share some insight into what i’ve learned through The Anxiety Guy over this past week doing the end the anxiety program.

What Is Anxiety?

Many ordinary people suffer from anxiety, but have you given any thought about what anxiety actually is? Anxiety is a term used for different disorders that can turn into physical symptoms that are caused by being tense, nervous or worried. Anxiety is usually considered an unpleasant feeling and it’s hard to deal with it. It has some similarities to fear, but it’s still a completely different feeling. The feeling is usually accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, and problems in concentration. Although anxiety can be appropriate sometimes, if it’s too much and stays for too long then you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety can be easily recognized by people. Usually the feeling of anxiety bring a worried facial expression to the one that suffers from it. Other nervous habits such as biting your nails, or going back and forth across a room can be an indicator for anxiety. Getting a panic attack is also common for people with anxiety disorders. All these problems can lead to a more unhealthy life and this is why anxiety has to be treated, otherwise it’s bad for you and the people around you.

The Internet Can Back-Fire Sometimes

When looking for a solution on how to handle anxiety, people usually turn to the Internet. The bad thing is that most of the results they get there are about anti-depressant pills and therapies. Although these methods might work, there are many easier and more pleasant ways of getting rid of anxiety. The Anxiety Guy is a website where such solutions can be found. The website is dedicated to helping people with anxiety disorders to get rid of the problem in an easy to understsand and apply way, without having to spend loads of money on pills or therapies. By staying at home and getting proven knowledge and guidance on what to do you can easily overcome your anxiety problems in a matter of weeks.

The Anxiety Guy’s End The Anxiety Program is run by a group of professionals including Dennis Simsek, an experienced anxiety CBT and NLP trainer; Marie Gardiner, a psychology and relaxation specialist; and Robyn Olsen, a support team leader who has done so much for me already through the program. With so many experts in anxiety and psychology gathered in one place there is a 100% guarantee that their methods work to lessen and eventually end your anxiety and panic attacks naturally. The team is hardworking and truly dedicated to helping people overcome their panic and anxiety issues naturally. They have even gone as far as creating a blog full of tips and tricks on how to easily overcome stress in your life, depression, panic attacks and anxiety.

The Anxiety Guy Blog

The blog is updated every day with new and interesting articles. A real treatment for anxiety is one that you do by yourself, not with a therapist. By using emotions or imagination you can easily overcome your problems and the blog is able to show you how. With great and dedicated writers that love their job, the articles are always seductive and attention-grabbing. In order to get rid of all your anxiety problems you can simply start following the blog and change your life.

Forget about all those therapies and pills, the real treatment starts with you!

Cris Hutchins