Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/17/2009 8:05:15 AM (GMT-6)
Why do we experience anticipatory anxiety? I think it’s because the panic response is over-zealous about doing its job: trying to locate any danger, in order to protect us. When it can’t find any danger in the present, it looks into the future. Sometimes, the only possible “danger” it can find is something you haven't done yet!
You are stuck in the "what ifs". Your worrying about what may happen, I.E. "never sleep again", "I think its gonna to happen again". These are examples about anticipating the worse case scenario.
CBT therapy is extremely helpful for this kind of thinking. There is a free online program that you can work from home on your computer on your own time.
I will post the link for the free site here:
the Mood GYM :
Again a wwarm welcome to HealingWell,
Hi again BellaBug:
If you go to the Healingwell Chat subject of depression, it starts with Depression Resources. There are alot of 800 #'s listed...you should maybe look there...there is a lot of overlap between anxiety and depression