Notes on Anxiety
Fear is the emotion you get when you are confronted by a threatening or frightening experience. Your body responds to a threat with what has been called the fight or flight response. This is a healthy response to a threat because it is the way your body prepares for action either to fight danger or run away from it as fast as possible. What happens when you perceive a situation as dangerous is that your body releases a number of hormones that prepare you for action. These are the same no matter what the threat. Therefore the physical symptoms of anxiety are simply your body's preparation to cope with a threat. The trouble is that you are not under a severe threat! Your brain is over reacting to your thoughts and interpretations.
The fight or flight system is designed to help you escape from life or death situations. When the threat has passed or you realize that there was no threat your body quickly returns to normal. These days however, you rarely have to face life or death situations. But you do face stresses that are hard to escape from. And these can inappropriately activate the fight or flight system. You then have all the emotions and physical sensations that go with severe threat without any actual threat to your life existing.
If you can imagine you are about to be attacked what physical sensations would you experience?
Some of the common physical responses to perceived threat are:-
- Your muscles tense ready for any action you need to perform,
- Your heart rate goes up markedly to carry blood to your muscles and brain, where you need it most,
- You breathe faster to provide oxygen to your body,
- You sweat to stop you body overheating,
- Your mouth becomes dry,
- You have butterflies in your stomach.
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The sensations of anxiety are not dangerous in themselves; you cannot hurt yourself through feeling anxious. But, anxiety is deeply unpleasant and unsettling. It leads to avoidance of things you think may be threatening and this leads you to restrict your life. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy treatment for anxiety gives you the tools to challange and overcome the problems of anxiety. It does this by providing you with the tools to take control over your anxiety producing thoughts and interpretations. It shows you how to challenge the emotions of anxiety and it re-educates your brain to understand that things in your normal life are not as threatening as they often feel. Blues Begone has been proven to cure anxiety in the majority of people who use it.