What else can work for my anxiety?

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Regarding the previous post “My Anxiety and CBT” the research for Cognitive Behavior Therapy show evidence of well-working other therapies with these approaches as well. That will be:

  1. Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  2. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  3. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

ACT has six principles;

  • Cognitive diffusion,
  • Acceptance,
  • Contact with the present moment,
  • Observing the Self,
  • Values,
  • Committed action.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy has been appeared to be valuable in treating tension, sadness, substance abuse, dietary issues, trauma, couple’s difficulty and personality issue.

The basic segments of ACT incorporate relinquishing the battle to control undesirable contemplations and emotions, being carefully mindful of the present minute, and focusing on a strategy that is steady with what you esteem most throughout everyday life. Along these lines, ACT is about both acknowledgement and change. More about the treatment you can find in the book here

Another helpful segment is Mindfulness Approaches. Below I will explain a bit more about it.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness is challenging to explain in a few words. Mindfulness must be experiences and practice to understand fully. This is a complicated process and cannot be nut-shell in one paragraph. MBCT and MBSR teach us to increase awareness, help to see a positive way and be more aware of the surrounded world. Also, show us how to be in the present moment ‘here and now’.

Mindfulness teaches a relaxation technique through meditation practice. The client is creating a calmer mind and pain reduction and learn how to be standing away from unwanted thoughts through observe them and see them from the distance to help more understand and calm the emotion. Become more attentive in the present moment, help to focused better and become a better decision-maker. Very helpful at a workplace or in school. Moreover, most important that mindfulness teaches how to be at peace with your self.

To sum up what I said in my last posts …

Everyone more or less is aware of anxiety and mental health in surrounding life. Anxiety can destroy the lives of many people. Both the humanistic and existential approach is relevant to the anxiety disorder being treated. The mindfulness programs can be another step to well-being in schools and youth clubs to help with the existing problem of mental difficulty in youth.


Even meditation, yoga, supplements and other natural reliefs are some of the substitutes in the way to improve our wellbeing. Natural healings and natural therapies can help you cope with early-stage anxiety. Supplements like Omega 3 and other neutrinos are helpful as well. Some of the prescribed medication is useful as well, however standard medications have a calming effect and even act on GABA receptors, they are very addictive and need to be controlled in the long term of use. Moreover, a person with high anxiety who suffers from Panic Attack can still get a bonus from spoken therapy if the therapist reacts early enough to practice calmness and breathing exercises. I hope you find the post interesting?

See you soon in next post.

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