Good Morning and a warm welcome to you.
You've come to the right place to find people that have a good idea of what you're going through. We are here to help you and support you.
Talking usually helps with anxiety and depression. Share your feelings with friends, family, on here are all good ways to work through the anxiety.
Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.
Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.
Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.
Please know I understand completely what your going through. Therapy and medication have worked well for me. You will read in the threads many ways others deal with their depression and the anxiety that frequently comes with depression.
I am glad your going to see about counseling. Keep talking to us.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/8/2008 6:52:43 AM (GMT-6)