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How to treat anxiety naturally
Do you, or does someone that you know, suffer from anxiety? If so, I can certainly relate. I had anxiety for over 20 years before I finally healed it, and now I’m doing videos. 🤯
If you want to get to the point where I’m at and you want to heal yourself naturally like I did, stay tuned ’cause I’m gonna’ tell you three steps to treat anxiety naturally.
Before we get started, I want to give you a little background about my experience with anxiety and how it all started.
It’s funny because when I was a little girl, I remember saying things like “nothing embarrasses me, I don’t get embarrassed easily”. And that wasn’t surprising at all because I was a chip off the old block. My dad was the kind of person who was very funny and he would say whatever was on his mind. He wasn’t shy at all…that’s an understatement. 😂 So it’s not surprising that I used to say these things as a girl, and I really felt that way.
But circumstances change and things happen. My mother died of stomach cancer when I was four. Not long after that, for most of my life, I’ve had a wonderful stepmother in my life who I love dearly. She’s still in my life to this day. She’s my mom.
I was very close to my dad. As a kid, I remember making a deal with God. I said, “don’t you take away my dad for a long, long time”. And, you know, I know now that you just can’t make deals like that, unfortunately, because my dad died when I was 21.
After that, I developed a severe anxiety disorder. It got so bad that I couldn’t even talk to my own family and friends without my face getting beat red. It was very upsetting and it was very frustrating. I couldn’t control it at all. The more I tried to control it, the worse I got – that’s the way anxiety works. I felt terrible. I knew I was making people uncomfortable because I was uncomfortable. It was just a terrible situation.
I decided to take medication, but I only took medication for a couple of months before I decided I didn’t want that to be my life. I didn’t want to be on medication for the rest of my life. I wanted to fix the problem. So I did fix the problem. I used natural remedies, and I also used this three-step system that I’m gonna’ tell you about.
I created an e-book with 35 natural remedies that you can use to relieve anxiety, including foods to avoid to prevent anxiety, foods to eat to help with anxiety as well as natural remedies and over a dozen resources and tips including two apps to help you relieve anxiety. Pay what you want for this ebook.
My ebook is very helpful. Natural remedies are great. I certainly recommend them over pharmaceuticals. It is important to get to the root of the problem as well. For now, I want to offer some help for anxiety so you can start feeling better.
One more thing, before we get to those three steps – the main thing that maintains anxiety is cognitive distortions.
There are about 15 cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions basically are faulty ways of thinking. They are things like overgeneralizing, jumping to conclusions, polarised thinking – which is black and white, all or nothing thinking, should statements and global labeling – which is labeling two things as the same, even though they may not be at all.
There are 10 more cognitive distortions, and maybe others that I don’t know about.
Three steps to treat anxiety
1. Become aware
The first step is to become aware of those faulty ways of thinking. If you catch yourself having a negative thought or lumping everything together, jumping to conclusions – all the things that I talked about. If you find yourself having those negative thoughts, just be aware of them. That’s the first step – just start to be aware of them, start to look out for them and start to notice them.
2. Disrupt the thought
The next step is to disrupt those thoughts. This takes practice. But when you get used to noticing these thoughts and catching them, then you want to disrupt them, which means just to stop them in their tracks.
Choose a word or a phrase to yourself when you find yourself having the thought. Use whatever word you want. I heard one woman use the word “cancel”. Or you could use the word “delete” or just “stop”. That’s it. You just have to stop those thoughts in their tracks.
3. Challenge the thought
The final step is to challenge those thoughts. For example, if you have the thought that “You tried to contact your friend and they didn’t get a hold of you when you thought they should or you thought they might have gotten hold of you by now, and then you start to jump to conclusions…well she doesn’t really like me anyway or she doesn’t really have time for me or I’m just not a likable person or whatever the thought is around that. You need to stop yourself – stop that thought and challenge it.
Is it really true? Ask yourself those kinds of questions. there are questions called Socratic questions. There are about a dozen questions you can ask yourself to figure out if it is true or not. Is what I’m saying to myself fair? Is that true?
Want more help for anxiety?
This is my second post around anxiety. In my first post, I talked more about natural remedies – some of the natural remedies that are included in my ebook.
For more help with anxiety, I also wrote this post to help you stop anxiety in its tracks so you can learn now to manage anxiety in the moment.
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I wish you health and happiness,