Generalized Anxiety Disorder (or GAD) is a debilitating condition in which the sufferer experiences on-going chronic anxiety. Everyone experiences anxiety or stress at times, in response to stressful situation. GAD is very different from this as sufferers experiences on-going anxiety at times when it would appear that there is nothing much for them to be anxious about. If you are suffering from GAD you may well feel that your mind is out of control. People experiencing other forms of anxiety at least have the comfort of knowing what is making them anxious. However, people suffering from GAD often don’t even clearly understand what it is that is making them anxious which can easily lead to feelings of depression and self-despair.
There are many approaches to dealing with GAD through medication, therapy, or a combination of both. The cognitive approach involves training in more realistic thinking. Cognitive therapist teach their clients to recognise thoughts that lead to anxiety so they can change them. The objective of this type of therapy is to help clients see think more realistically. This can certainly help some people some of the time. Some therapist and authors emphasize the important of diet and exercise. This is a valuable and valid point as a lack of exercise, a poor diet, and excessive caffeine consumption can all be contributory factors in GAD. Getting more or better exercise, improving your diet, and moderating your caffeine consumption will help to improve your physical and mental well-being. However, if your GAD is chronic and continuous these measures are unlikely to provide you with a solution to your problems on their own.
One of the greatest strengths of Brain Working Recursive Therapy is that it is based upon an understanding of the psychological mechanism that underpins the experience of anxiety and fear. It involves actively interrupting your anxious thoughts and replacing them with new responses. The process is quick and can often be accomplished in as little as two or three sessions.
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