Using relaxation techniques for anxiety control can bring wonderful and liberating changes to your life.
Why are relaxations techniques for anxiety so important when you suffer from anxiety or worse still anxiety attacks, also know as panic attacks?
While antianxiety medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa might help relieve your symptoms of anxiety in the short term, most anxiety suffers would not consider medication a permanent solution. Plus, their efficiency can diminish over time.
Relaxation techniques for anxiety, particularly controlled breathing exercises, can go a long way to retraining your mind-body system to be relaxed and at peace.
Anxiety breathing exercises are particularly helpful if you’ve suffered from anxiety for a long period of time. The problem with long-term anxiety issues is that your mind-body system gets used to being anxious and tense and this send warning signals to your autonomic nervous system – Canon’s flight or flight response – that something dreadful is about to occur.
This response can trigger a wide range of anxiety driven such as; panic attacks, shallow breathing, headaches, insomnia, dry mouth, sweating. This list is considerable and a more extensive list can be found here, Click Here.
At this point, you might be asking, “How did all this start?” “Why do I suffer from anxiety and not my friends? Why me? Why me? Well, first of all, more people suffer from anxiety issues than you probably realize.
However, this self-help article is about relaxation techniques for anxiety control and not how and why you developed anxiety.
Nevertheless, understanding the cause of anxiety can help in overcoming it, so at the end of this article, I’ll tell how and why anxiety problems start and give you a couple of real-life case studies that I treated when I was in private practice as a hypnoanalyst. But for now, let’s get on to discovering some relaxation techniques for anxiety.