• Anna Dallavalle

5 ways to overcome anxiety - part 5

All the exercises mentioned in the previous posts can go some way towards addressing anxiety and reduce our worrying.

Another effective way to manage our worries is to understand our thinking pattern. We will find that, if anxiety is a problem for us, our thoughts will generally perceive the world and other people as threatening to a degree and we may be looking at ourselves as helpless. We may notice that when we think about the future we tend to picture the worst case scenario or that worrying makes us feel in control (even though we don't necessarily make any changes to our situation).

5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective approach to manage anxiety and offers skills to control our thoughts, feelings and behaviours like the ones described in the previous posts. With the help of a CBT practitioner you will learn to challenge your anxious thoughts and to find more realistic ways of thinking. You will feel more in control of your life.