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Saturday
Apr052014

Coping with Anxiety and Setbacks

 

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In this week's podcast we're talking about anxiety setbacks and flare ups, why they happen and what you can do to help yourself through it.

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Points covered in this podcast include:

What causes us to experience a relapse?


Setbacks can come from surprising places (non-prescription medications, caffeine, alcohol, change, environment)

How can you best support yourself when you think you are having a set back? What helps, what hinders?

The fear of never being free from anxiety.

The importance of valuing small steps, and developing a high priority for self care.

Recommitting to self care when you feel challenged by increased symptoms.

Discussion points include: 

  • What causes someone to experience a relapse?
  • Setbacks from surprising places (non-prescription medications, caffeine, alcohol, recreational drugs, change, environment, hormonal changes)
  • How can you best support yourself when you think you are having a set back? What helps, what hinders?
  • The fear of never being free from anxiety.
  • The importance of valuing small steps, and developing a high priority for self care.
  • The importance of recommitting to self care when you feel challenged by increased symptoms.
  • The power that comes from taking care of the little things and how to build a sense of triumph over adversity.
- See more at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/help-with-anxiety-podcasts/2011/3/17/anxiety-relapse-and-how-to-get-through-it.html#sthash.8yfk0QDP.dpuf

 

We hope you find this podcast supportive. If you have any questions or comments on this topic, please feel welcome to connect with us via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AnxietySlayer

 

Recommended Resource:

If you're sick and tired of feeling like you're taking one step forward and two steps back the Anxiety Rescue Kit can help you find your feet and move forward in conquering your anxiety.

f you're sick and tired of feeling like you're taking one step forward and two steps back the Anxiety Rescue Kit can help you find your feet and move forward in conquering your anxiety. - See more at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/anxiety-rescue-kit#sthash.ic9SN6aH.dpuf

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Reader Comments (4)

Thanks for the podcast. The most important thing when dealing with setbacks is to focus on how much has changed since your last one and how much better you deal with it each time. Each one is a lesson or a reminder of how far you have come :-)

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

The podcast makes a really good point about the alcohol and caffeine, I didn't notice this in my early days of anxiety but it definately plays a role in keep raised levels of anxiety which make you more sensitive to worry and even a full blown panic attack (for alcohol this is usually the next days or two).

Your website is doing amazing things and I look to it as inspiration on my mission to irradiate the world of anxiety and help manage it. Keep up the great work, you are doing an amazing thing for the community.

April 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDekz

@Brian
Thank you for your comment Brian, keeping focused on positive changes and improvements - no matter how small - is always helpful.

April 19, 2014 | Registered Commenteradmin

@Dekz, thank you for your comment and kind words.

You remind us of something important related to alcohol's effect on anxiety - and that is that is can be delayed. It's always helpful to keep a brief log of caffeine and alcohol intake and look out for anxiety spikes or panic attacks that occur in the next new days.

We have just received another email from someone who's panic attacks stopped after cutting out caffeine. A simple change that can make a huge difference.

April 19, 2014 | Registered Commenteradmin

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