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1) Practice Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques
One powerful way to manage anxiety is through the practice of mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Mindfulness involves focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. By doing so, you can reduce worry about the future or rumination about the past, which are common triggers for anxiety.
2) Reconnect With Yourself Through Your Senses
Reconnecting with yourself can be achieved by fully immersing your senses. Try touching the texture and temperature of a surface. Pay keen attention to a particular sound or observe an object intently within your field of vision. Indulge in biting into a crisp apple or savoring a sip of your favorite beverage.
3) Challenge Negative Thoughts
Anxiety often stems from negative or irrational thinking patterns. Challenge and reframe these thoughts by examining the evidence supporting them. Replace negative thoughts with more realistic and positive ones. This cognitive restructuring can help alleviate anxiety and promote a more balanced perspective.
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Psychology Today. “5 Steps for Managing Anxiety". May 10, 2023. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/a-deeper-wellness/202305/5-steps-for-managing-anxiety
Since 2012, Angela has been assessing clients and successfully guiding trauma treatment in her private practice using the NeuroSequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy. In addition, Angela has been invited to consult on multiple regional cases involving highly challenging special needs children.