Find relief from anxiety by getting to the root of the issue
Want to learn how to get rid of anxiety?
As you walk down the road of life, from time to time you will bump — ! —into difficult situations.
The pathway you take from there will determine how you feel.
Seeing something ahead that feels like it might hurt you will cause anxious feelings to bubble up immediately. Back up to re-focus on the bump. Switch paths then from freezing with regard to what to do to taking the thumb route of problem-solving.
Worrying instead of problem-solving keeps you on the Freeze Route. The further anxiety generated by worrying can block you from thinking about solution options.
As long as your thinking capacities—your abilities to gather information and to generate solution options—stay immobilized, you are likely to continue to feel anxious. And the problem will still be there, unsolved.
Scroll down now to the videos and worksheets below. They show ways to get rid of anxiety by switching to problem-solving mode. With thinking about a problem and seeking solutions, your anxiety is likely to dissipate like fog on a summer morning
While people may label anxious feelings stress, fears, worries, tension or “my nerves,” the feeling of anxiety is an unpleasant one. To escape anxious feelings, it can be tempting to try to distract yourself. In fact, directly addressing the situation that’s stirring up anxiety problems is usually the fastest route to ending the icky feelings.
To learn more, watch the videos below or read more from Dr. Heitler on her blog.
The Hand Map for Getting Rid of Anxiety
From Prescriptions Without Pills by Susan Heitler, PhD
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About Susan Heitler, PhD.
Dr. Susan Heitler specializes in teaching couples the skills they need to enjoy a strong, long-lasting and loving partnership, and helping individuals to enjoy well-being when they have been feeling depressed, angry or anxious. A clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver for over 30 years, Dr. Heitler is a graduate of Harvard University with a doctorate from New York University.
Dr. Heitler's books The Power of Two, The Power of Two Workbook co-authored with her daughter Dr. Abigail Hirsch, and her book on therapy From Conflict to Resolution form the basis for the Power Of Two Marriage program. Dr. Heitler's newest book, Prescriptions Without Pills: For Relief from Depression, Anger, Anxiety, and More offers relief from the common colds of mental health.
Dr. Heitler lives what she teaches. She and her husband have been happily married for nearly 40 years, raising four children, now with children of their own.
Need additional support in your journey to healing? Contact Dr. Heitler to make an appointment today.