Anxiety Therapy – Guidelines

CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy is an anxiety therapy that is designed to help you change the way you think and the way you react to stressful situations. The idea is that if we can understand how we are thinking in terms of our fears then we can learn how to deal with them more effectively. It has been found that if patients have a good understanding of what they are afraid of them will be able to confront their fears directly and therefore reduce the symptoms associated with these anxiety disorders.You may find more information at Anxiety Therapy San Diego.

An anxiety attack is when your nervous system floods and you begin to experience feelings such as extreme fear and panic. Your body starts to tense up and your heart rate begins to quicken, your breath becomes faster and you start to feel as if you are going to faint. This is your body’s reaction to the stimulus that your subconscious mind has connected with the fear you are experiencing. Your therapist will help you recognize this stimulus and then use techniques such as exposure therapy in order to desensitize your system to your particular fear. Exposure therapy is where the therapist gradually expose you to whatever it is you fear so that when you experience the fear your body learns to associate that stimuli with that experience and so it reduces the amount of adrenaline released into your system.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most successful forms of therapy available today. In this approach therapists attempt to alter the patterns of negative thinking that cause anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy aims to help you change both the beliefs and the behaviors that create feelings of anxiety. You may find that this form of treatment is very effective in treating your disorder. You will learn new ways of thinking and new ways of responding to stressors so that you can live a more active and fulfilling life. In time your disorder may become a thing of the past.

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