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How the Cycle of Anxiety Works

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Discover more about the cycle of anxiety and what you can do about it.
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8 reflections
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Amy
Avoiding things because of anxiety
I can’t avoid situations that make me anxious because that will cause even more anxiety the next time that situation comes about because I will feel less able to cope.
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Ramona
I learned a lot
I found this informative and helpful. I thought I was managing my anxiety but I am just building it. The logic makes sense, now I need to be more forward with my choices.
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Meg
Anxiety
Learning how to hope and quiet our Minds will help with my day to day fears and challenges.
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Therese
Informativt
Er så mye som i grunn er opplagt når man hører det, selv om en ikke klarer å se det selv.. men det er så sant.
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Samantha
Controlling anxiety
There are ways I can interrupt the circle of anxiety and just knowing this makes me feel less anxious. I think. Anxiety has a lot to do with control and if you are able to learn a wide range of coping skills, like a survival kit,you are back in control.
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Mick
Reflection on anxiety monologue
I was surprised to realize that I may not understand what anxiety is. I guess I had not thought of myself as anxious, until I listened to the piece about anxiety. I can see it now more. The stuff about the cycle of anxiety makes a lot of sense.
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Sam
Cycle of anxiety
I learned that anxiety is just a cycle the body goes through in response to a perceived threat or worry about future events. These “threats” aren’t what they seem to be and that the worst case scenario almost never happens. I have control over the cycle and I’m gonna break it.
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lenore
Cycle of Anxiety
The more I avoid situations that causes anxiety, the worse it’ll become in the future.