Learning to cope with severe anxiety can be a daunting task. However, learning some basic techniques with a little practice you can make a huge impact. I am going to list some techniques below and describe how they can be practiced in the comfort of your own home and provide significant relief. All of these scripts can be accessed by a cell phone or computer.
- Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR): Ever feel tense all over perhaps even have a headache or feel just on edge? This 10-15 min exercise has been clinically shown to reduce stress, pain and help with sleep.
- Mindful Breathing: Deep breathing is the backbone of meditation and even getting into the “zone” before a sporting event. This is simple and effective and can be done in 3 min.
- Mental Vacation: This is a visualization technique that is coupled with deep breathing. Using visualization has been clinically shown to assist with anxiety and pain.
- Public Speaking: This exercise was developed to help people who are about speak in a public forum.
If you are still struggling, make an appointment to see a psychiatrist or psychologist. In some cases, medication may make therapy much easier and attainable for those with severe anxiety. I hope this helps!