• Can unhelpful emotions cause anxiety?

    Himanshu Dani

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    Humans are the most emotional animals on earth.

    Emotions. The most difficult thing to understand this universe.

    Humans have wondered for ages on how emotions arise in the mind.

    They are so powerful that they have the potential to have big and
    long lasting impacts on our lives.

    There is a link between anxiety and emotions. Certainly, there is.

    Anxiety is an overstimulation of fear responses. It means that it is the more powerful form of the emotion of fear.

    We already know that fear is indeed an emotion that is associated with discomfort.

    If you are an anxiety sufferer you will admit the fact that emotions affect you in a different way than they did before you had an anxiety disorder. Continue reading

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  • Anxiety and Confusion: Overcoming Confusion States in Anxiety and Panic

    Himanshu Dani

    Anxiety/Panic has a peculiar characteristic.

    That is, it produces confusion.

    The confusion is mainly about

    • Your surrounding
    • Your bodily sensations &
    • The weird feelings you get during those moments


    With continued suffering of panic attacks or intense anxiety, it appears that anxiety and confusion are tied together for the worse.

    If you personify anxiety or panic as a devil you can say that it intimidates you every now and then.

    It threatens you with fainting and humiliation in public, heart attack like feeling, fear of craziness, fear of death, etc.

    These are the thoughts and feelings that capture your mind. The result of this is often that you are not that much into your normal senses.

    That is because anxiety consumes your mental energy. This can result in confusion or lack of attentiveness in your routine life.

    It is a state of high arousal which makes your nervous system highly active for considerable periods of time.

    This can temporarily affect the normal functioning of your brains like the clarity of thought and perception. This may lead to states of confusion.

    But remember this confusion is not due to any brain defect or a brain tumor.

    If you have checked with a medical professional and he has assured you that there are no such conditions, you can assume that it is due to anxiety.

    Anxiety and Confusion are always coexistent”

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  • 7 Anxiety Questions Answered By Dr. Helen Odessky

    Himanshu Dani

    Nothing is better than getting answers to your anxiety questions from an experienced therapist.

    Over past few decades, there has been a tremendous development in the field of psychotherapy for anxiety and depression.

    Even then a majority of sufferers don’t know how, when and where to get help for these conditions. They keep suffering even when appropriate help is available.

    Dr. Helen Odessky has answered 7 questions on anxiety briefly which can motivate you to get therapy as soon as possible and take back the control of your life.

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  • Practice This Visualization Method for Ending Anxious Distress

    Himanshu Dani

    Anxiety causes an imbalance in your life whereby all of the mental worries creates a top–heavy sensation. All of your focus is moved from the center of your body to the head. Schools of meditation often like to demonstrate various forms of visualization method for ending anxious distress. They often propose the fact that our body often loses balance it is under stress for a longer time.

    Here’s how it goes: A demonstration to give you an idea of what it is

    A student is asked to come to the front of the group and stand with his legs apart. The teacher then asks the student to focus on a personal worry or concern. Once the student is fixated on the worry‚ the teacher quietly moves to the side of the student and tells him he is going to attempt to push him over. The teacher pushes on the student’s shoulder and is able to topple the student with relative ease.

    The same student is then asked to forget the worry and focus his attention on a grounding visualization. The teacher once again attempts to topple the student but finds much more resistance than previously. The student is grounded firmly in place.

    The class is given this demonstration to display how important it is to feel grounded and centered in the present and not continuously caught in mental activity.

    When we are caught in anxieties‚ fears and phobias a person can feel disconnected from life as they go through life on autopilot.
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  • What is the Relation between Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks?

    Himanshu Dani

    Often panic attacks do not manifest alone. There is a phobia that is linked to the experience of panic attacks‚ it is Agoraphobia. In most cases, Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks go hand in hand.

    What exactly is Agoraphobia?

    Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded‚ public places such as shopping markets. It is a fear associated with leaving a safe zone‚ such as the home.

    Agoraphobia : Know the right things to get treatment

    How does Agoraphobia feel

    Because of a feeling of being vulnerable‚ people who experience this fear often suffer from panic attacks with intense symptoms in these “open” situations.

    It is true to say many people who have regular panic attacks experience different degrees of agoraphobia. Continue reading

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