Anxiety and Addictions

What we plan to teach you is so effective that it will not only bring freedom from panic attack, but it will also offer help for those who deal with: debilitating anxiety, excessive and abnormal stress, depression, excessive nervousness, uncontrolled thoughts, and certain addictions. Educating yourself on panic attack, will open doors to understanding any issues that affect your behavior – the way you do life. Only then can you go about making corrections.

ANXIETY    What is it really?

Anxiety is a feeling of worry or unease it is typically about some imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome, its base is usually fear, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of loss of control, or abandonment. It can also be described as apprehension.

Anxiety is normal it prepares you for potential harmful situations ( like fight or flight that is so often talked about).  It is normal for survival and therefore the symptoms are not harmful.  Mild anxiety is unsettling, but more severe anxiety may affect day to day living. However, anxiety can surface and be out of proportion to events or situations, often with reoccurring thoughts, and excessive worry, uneasiness or excessive nervousness.

Anxieties can tend to linger but much of that is due to the way the mind negatively processes information – like a broken record.  Other symptoms can be avoidance of situations or locations, trouble concentrating, hyperventilating that can bring about numbness tingling or feeling light headed or dizzy. Much of this happens from the way you process emotions and then your behavior is altered. Anxiety, the emotion of worry and fear causes physical symptoms but in itself is not always a medical condition. Of course, is always wise to have a complete physical but if it is diagnosed as “anxiety” this information may be helpful. Symptoms can include increased irritability, concentration difficulties, muscle tension, sleep difficulties, fatigue, B/P fluctuations, nausea, other GI symptoms, racing heart, sweating, increased sensitivity to surroundings, difficulty controlling feelings, the list can include symptoms associated with every – body system.

Just like panic attack adrenaline is the main culprit. The symptoms are real. Much of worry and fear stems from runaway repetitive negative thoughts. But there is no present danger.   

We had stated worry causes anxiety. Worry can be brought on my excessive negative thoughts thinking   about your problems repeatedly. Remember people have 20,000-50,000 thought per day. 90% are repetitive and 80% of those are negative. Our culture has not been kind to us. People are always second guessing themselves and their decisions. They put themselves under the microscope as if everyone sees us that way.

Worry starts as some little thing that often is not dangerous just uncomfortable, but with repetition of rethinking about it again and again it tends to make ruts in your mind. The more you think about it, the more you speak it into existence by talking about, it the deeper the ruts become. You develop negative thought patterns.  To correct this, you need to build up mental barriers this photo may help you understand.

Because this is to be a place for a positive approach, most of the “good stuff” will soon be found in the steps to freedom page. The headings of panic, anxiety, panic and addictions is just to help your family and friends understand.

We will be adding some information on addictions.