In my experience as a therapist and a sufferer of anxiety, I believe that rumination is the single most painful aspect of having an anxiety disorder. Rumination is the clinical term for the kinds of circular, worrying thoughts that usually center on “what-ifs.” What if I’d just remembered to get the oil changed last week? […]
How to Use This Site
Spend some time researching the options in the Anxiety Relief Project. Once you’re ready to get started, track your progress as you go. Be purposeful and gentle, and adjust your routine as needed.
Processes and Practices
Mindfulness meditation has the potential to be of great benefit for many people, and for a wide range of challenges. However it’s not a cure-all, and it isn’t appropriate for everyone at any given time. It’s helpful to have some understanding of the practice before you give it a try.
Here are three simple exercises you can apply to help ease anxiety. They can be applied “in the moment” when anxiety arises, and you can also practice them at home as a way to deepen your anxiety easing skills.