Anxiety has become 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 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 the techniques of breathing 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 which paralyze us. When we begin to realize these negative thoughts have no validity and there is no proof that supports them, we can begin to challenge our fears and return to the present. As long as we allow ourselves to react to the negative thoughts, we go into fight or flight mode and lose touch with our actual situation and what we can do to overcome the challenge we face.
Your mental health professional can help you use breathing and CBT to reduce anxiety.