1. The first thing to do, is to really connect with yourself and think back to when the anxiety actually started.
2. You may find it helpful to talk with a friend or therapist if it's difficult for you to identify what may have been the first trigger
3. Once you've identified the root cause of the anxiety, you can often create a new understanding or have more insight about the event which may decrease the intensity of your responses.
4. Be kind to yourself! It's important to remember that a learned behaviour has been developed over a long period of time and even the most determined person will need time to adjust to their new understanding and beliefs.
5. Learn to recognise the triggers for your anxiety and use interventions to help overcome the intensity.
6. Some interventions to look into include, Deep Breathing, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) / Tapping, Emotional Stress Release (ESR) or Vibrational Flower Essences, like Rescue Remedy.
7. If needed, seek out a professional to assist with more advanced interventions to help you replace existing thought patterns with new neural pathways that can change your mindset and physiological response.
8. Take it slowly, breath and remember you're not alone - you're human and you're learning everyday how to live in this ever-changing world!
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