What are you worried about? What are afraid of? Anxiety is nervousness, being worried or stressed. When anxiety becomes more panic, we tend to develop a reaction to things that make us anxious, and our world becomes smaller. For example, if you’re anxious about big crowds – you’ll begin to eliminate situations that include large crowds from your life. It helps initially, but the anxiety may not go away, so you’re probably going to find yourself eliminating more and more because you haven’t really gotten to the root of the anxiety. You’ve just tried to eliminate where the symptoms occur.
For many, the issue of control is at the root of anxiety. Known fears are often expressed in areas we can control. Interestingly enough, what’s underneath it all usually is a fear of something we cannot control. If we don’t search for what is under the fear or anxiety it will continue and may get bigger. [Read more…]