anxiety

Living with anxiety

If you suffer from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, unrelenting worries, or an incapacitating phobia, you may have an anxiety disorder. But you don’t have to live with  the anxiety and fear. Treatment can help, and for many anxiety problems therapy is a good place to start. Certain types of therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy, are particularly beneficial. These therapies can teach you how to control your anxiety levels, stop worrying thoughts, and conquer your fears.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety

Situation: A friend invites you to a big party

Thought #1: The party sounds like a lot of fun. I love going out and meeting new people!

Emotions: Happy, excited

Thought #2: Parties aren’t my thing. I’d much rather stay in and watch a movie.

Emotions: Neutral

Thought #3: I never know what to say or do at parties. I’ll make a fool of myself if I go.

Emotions: Anxious, sad