Anxiety has become one of the most common mental health issue in the country, even greater than Depression. Anxiety, in many cases, is the result of a person reacting to their own negative thoughts and catastrophic fears. Everyone has these types of negative thoughts but, if you were brought up in a home where your parents also suffered from negative thoughts and fears, they become your problem as well.
The most effective way to recover from anxiety is to use breathing techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Breathing slows us down and physically provides relief so that we can think clearly and take action to solve an immediate problem.
CBT teaches how to challenge and weaken the negative and catastrophic thoughts that can paralyze us. When we begin to realize these negative thoughts have no validity and there is no proof to support them, we can begin to challenge our fears and live in the present.