However, for managing the anxious mind, one goes into the territory of willingness and belief.
The anxious mind persistently generates worry and fear.
A willingness to put in consistent effort is necessary if a person wants to master the techniques for managing the anxious mind.
Believing the techniques can work is also necessary to staying motivated and learning how these techniques can change the brain. This process promotes the belief that relief is possible.
Psychotherapy is often important for successfully learning to manage the anxious mind.
The anxious mind shows itself in a variety of ways. For people who panic the symptoms of the anxious include:
- Catastrophizing the outcome of panic.
- Catastrophizing the outcome of any physical sensation.
- Fearing feeling panic in the future.
The worrier with more generalized anxiety suffers much more from the persistence of negative thoughts but also suffers catastrophizing (assuming the worse about a situation) the future.
Additionally, worriers suffer:
- The tendency to catastrophize feeling angry.
- Inability to plan.
- Reassurance seeking.
- Dread, even without a good reason.
There are various techniques that address typical problems of the anxious mind:
- Learning how to change thoughts from negative to positive and stop the catastrophizing of situations. Identifying the feelings that accompany catastrophizing events.
- Stop anxious thoughts, and learning the ability to obtain more cognitive control and sharing the direction and frequency of thoughts.
- Learning about worry management is important. There are ways and times to "schedule" worry that works better than being consumed.
- By working in therapy and building skills can relieve anxiety.
- Creating awareness and understand the components of worry and anxiety.
- Identifying feelings that accompany worry.
- Creating positive thought processes, anxiety is managed and relieved.
Much of anxiety work takes awareness, skills, practice, compassion for self and taking a deep breath and getting back out into the world.