CBT actually teaches you how to combat the negative/scary thoughts that feed into anxiety. In turn, you learn ocnstructive and positive ways to look at situations, ways of talking to yourself, and perceiving things.
There is a lot of homework involved. For instance, if you have a persistent thought that is causing you fear, then you may get a worksheet that has you analyzing the probability of it coming true...ie, writing down the likeliness of this thought on a scale of 1-10...ect. This is powerful, because you can see this logically on paper, instead of it just being this all consuming scary monster-thought in your head! In our Resource Guide, there are some CBT download-able worksheets that you can check out, to get an idea...or head start.:)
Yes, definitely keep posting with us...it does help to have peer support! We are all here for each other, and we are always glad to welcome more members, so stick around!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends"
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT