Our world is not always a safe and secure one, often it can be a very dangerous and threatening place to live in. By only focussing on the negative, however, we miss out on all the good things that life has to offer.
Anxiety disorders are quite common, particularly when one considers the sheer pace of modern life. Like depression, to which anxiety disorders are often linked, there is a tendency in the western world to medicate, not meditate. Hence our frantic Pacman society, where we frantically dash around in a maze of our own making pill-popping habitually because we don’t have the time to consider the deep-routed causes of our anxiety.
Anxiety can be temporary anxiety, such as panic attacks, or it can be more long term affliction which, if not properly treated, can go on for years. The symptoms of anxiety attacks are not always limited to the brain, they can often be accompanied by physical symptoms such as cold sweats, difficulty breathing or a “butterflies in the stomach” type feeling. Anxiety can strike at any time; in the office, in the supermarket or driving the car, and can be very disruptive and embarrassing. Often cultural taboos mean the condition has a stigma attached and so the sufferer does not always seek help for their condition.
Anxiety can be triggered by a traumatic event or come about simply as a result of modern day stress taking its toll. In this case it is the body and mind telling you that it’s time to stop, stand back and reappraise, maybe it’s time for a change.
Fear is another major cause of anxiety, particularly fear of failure or the ever-present fear of job loss, debt and financial ruin. In this instance it may not be medical advice that you require but financial advice, learning how to manage your money better and ensuring better financial security by learning how to earn extra money on the side.
Whatever the cause might be, anxiety can cripple your self-confidence and self esteem and hold you back, stopping you from getting everything you want from life. To overcome anxiety you must learn to calm your mind and take control of your situation. This is not as difficult as it might first seem, it merely involves learning and practicing specific techniques to better focus and discipline your mind.
The books featured in this section are all about how to do just that, they will show you how to take back control and banish that looming fear and doubt from your life once and for all.
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change Itselfhelp : June 29, 2011 10:03 am : anxiety-books, Books
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It by Margaret Wehrenberg
Anxiety is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Often linked to depression, anxiety conditions take different forms such as panic attack anxiety, social anxiety and general anxiety. The symptoms and severity of anxiety can vary quite dramatically, from a simple “butterflies in the stomach” type feeling to more extreme cases where the psychological and physiological symptoms are so intense that life can become unbearable.
Over the past few decades the pharmaceutical industry has seen unprecedented growth, largely due to the increase in usage of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication. Critics within the medical profession have been quick to voice concern that such medications merely dampen down the symptoms and to truly tackle anxiety conditions it is important to find the root cause.
This book sets out to do just that by bringing all the latest developments in the fields of psychology and neurology to bear. Margaret Wehrenberg first sets out to classify the different types of anxiety. She does this in a manner that states the facts but presents them in a simple, non-patronizing way that is a joy to read.
Next come the management techniques themselves. Some tips are quite simple, for example just cutting out coffee and other caffeine drinks can work wonders. Others take a little practice, but all have been proven to be highly effective as countless readers and reviewers can testify. (Check out its consistent high ratings on Amazon.)
The brain is without a doubt the most remarkable and resilient organ in the human body, all it takes is a little retraining. For sufferers of anxiety, therefore, it’s important to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and anxiety isn’t something you have to live with, it’s something you can deal with.
So if you’re tired of the pills and want to get in control of your anxiety once and for all this book is the silver bullet