What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling which arises during stressful situations. It is a reaction of your mind and body towards distress. Anxiety starts with overthinking, leading to intrusive thoughts, fear, and emotional turmoil. Anxiety interferes with simple daily tasks, creating havoc in an individual’s life.
General Symptoms of Anxiety
Symptoms for anxiety vary from person to person. The most prevalent, common symptoms are below.
- High stress
- Inability to concentrate
- Feeling of nausea
- Increased heart rate
- Lack of sleep
- Difficulty to do simple tasks
- Trouble in breathing
Types of Anxiety
It consists of constant worrying and overthinking that leads to restlessness. It can happen at any age while facing distress. This type of anxiety is usually the consequence of neglected emotions and symptoms.
PTSD is a result of a traumatic experience. Flashbacks of the trauma, reliving fear, hot flashes are the most common symptoms of PTSD. Going through or witnessing violence, abuse leads to PTSD.
Overthinking and having difficulty in social situations is called social anxiety. Fear of judgment, criticism, humiliation, or worrying about hurting someone’s feelings are symptoms of social anxiety. People with social anxiety find communicating difficult.
Alternative Therapies for Anxiety
Hypnotherapy is a way to cope with anxiety to get into a state of calmness and peace. The individual enters tranquility, forgetting their current worries and problems. The therapy is best suited for anxiety and depression. The goal is to change the negative thought process to a positive one. It also focuses on getting the individual’s attention towards themselves. It is also named guided hypnosis. It results in an individual’s mindfulness, calmness, consciousness. It also helps with reducing unwanted thoughts and control over anxiousness. It is also the best way to treat anxiety naturally.
CBT Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a process that focuses on observation and learning. As the name hints, it has two factors, studying the negative thoughts, the individual reaction. CBT is the most widely practiced therapy. It is the most successful and naturally treating therapy for anxiety. CBT is a natural therapy without any medications. It includes a deep study of your thoughts and actions and how to avoid the wrongs. The goal is to change the negative thoughts. Changing depressive thinking will change the behavior and hence help in reducing anxiety.
REBT Rational Emotive behavior therapy
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a type of treatment without medicine usually used for depression and anxiety. It is a type of Cognitive-behavioral therapy. The therapy suggests avoiding irrational beliefs and encouraging rational ones. The whole thought pattern of any individual creates either a positive attitude or a negative. REBT changes the thought pattern to focus on rational beliefs rather than the irrational. Hence it will destroy the negativity to lead a more peaceful life.
NLP Neuro-linguistic programming
“Neuro-linguistic programming” is different from the other therapies. The treatment has a psychological approach. The approach encourages training the mind using self-observation. It helps to destroy the fear set inside an individual’s mind. The person learns and analyses his fearful assumptions. The programming breaks the assumptions making the person face his fear and overcome it without drug use.
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
The emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an acupuncture technique. The procedure is to tap on hot spots on your body to help to release emotions and anxious thoughts. The approach has effective results. It also helps to overcome overthinking without any drug use. Tapping on hot spots and letting off negative energy gets your emotions in line. Letting the negative emotions out will help to reduce the pain traumatic experiences might have caused. Tapping and stating positive thoughts can end the negative ones helping you reach peace and preventing anxiety.
With this drug-free and natural therapy, anxiety will be easy to overcome. The therapy process includes talking to a psychologist about your problems. The psychologist helps to guide and solve the problems. Talking to a psychologist about your anxiety can help you learn about your triggers and how to cope with them. Talking in itself is healing as it helps to release repressed emotions. You will overthrow anxiety and can live on without worry with psychotherapy.
Past Life Regression
Past Life Regression is a drug-free therapy used to treat anxiety and depression. The aim is to relive all the past lives. The treatment is closely related to hypnotherapy. It cures anxiety naturally by reliving and facing the traumas. By visiting past lives, incarnations, the individual can learn from their past mistakes and overthrow the fear.
Practical Mind Programming
Practical Mind Programming is the best cure to treat anxiety naturally. It means to train your subconscious mind to get control over unwanted thoughts. It helps reduce overthinking naturally. It helps you get a clear head in making decisions and actions. Gaining control over the subconscious mind will naturally get rid of anxiety.
Meditation is one of the best ways to treat anxiety without medication. To calm everyday racing thoughts for a few minutes daily will help you get a grip on overthinking. Practicing mindful meditation is letting the mind breathe freely without any thought. It slowly but steadily changes the negative thought process to positive. It helps in coping with anxiety and your reaction to the triggers. It guides you to stay in the present rather than overthinking the negative. The goal is to get rid of anxious thoughts.
Sea Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is one of the best drug-free therapy for anxiety because it consciously changes your reaction to the loop of anxious thought. Seashore is the best location to practice meditation. The atmosphere gives you calmness, tranquility for the therapy. Meditation requires concentration that you will find on the seashore. Meditating in a natural environment is the most effective way. It establishes control on overthinking, anxiety naturally, heals trauma. It also serves health in various ways. Join us on a journey towards well-being and happiness by enrolling in the Sea Mindfulness Meditation Program. Feel free to contact us for more details.
How prevalent are anxiety disorders?
Anxiety Disorders are the most common and prevalent of all other disorders. As seen in data provided by WHO, 38 million Indians suffer from anxiety disorders.
Who is at risk? What are the risk factors/triggers for anxiety disorders?
From children to elders, everyone is at risk of suffering from anxiety. Childhood trauma, violence, failure, pent-up stress, death are the factors that may increase the risk for developing an anxiety disorder.
What do I need to tell my doctor?
Tell everything which causes troubled thoughts or unpleasant feelings in your gut. There is no need to hide anything from a doctor.
Can I treat anxiety disorder without medication?
Yes, an anxiety disorder can be cured, without medication, with the usage of given therapies that are drug-free. Regular practice of “alternative therapy” will help with clearing anxious thinking processes.
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