How to stop anxiety is one of the most searched terms on the internet. Anxiety counseling on yourself is hard when you are not aware of natural ways to stop anxiety attacks or the underlying causes of anxiety. One technique that Orlando anxiety counselors use in their sessions is visualization. This is just one of the most effective ways to stop anxiety but can be hard when you are dealing with physical anxiety symptoms. That is why it is so helpful to find professional help for anxiety counseling.
There are Orlando anxiety counseling techniques that are designed to help people who are dealing with anxiety at work, dealing with anxiety attacks that come out of nowhere, or anyone that is suffering anxiety and can't stop it alone. The simplest stress relief and anxiety stopping exercises come from things that you already know how to do, such as visualization.
Visualization does not get as much attention as it should but it is something you are already doing on a regular basis. What you have probably gotten in the habit of doing on a daily basis is visualizing things that you might want to change, could have done better, or might happen in the future. These imagery scenes are actually having a negative effect on your anxiety. The first thing to do is become more aware of the images you are seeing in your mind and work on creating a habit around positive ones.
Now that you are more aware of the negative visualizing you have been doing, start to create imagery scenes around the present moments. This is often referred to as "the here and now." This type of visualization allows you to become more in tune with the areas in your life which you have control over, rather than the past or the future. It allows you to create a better understanding of your current self, present needs, and how to elicit change where you can.
Imagine if you have an important conversation or meeting coming up with someone at work which is causing anxiety for you. Maybe you are unsure of what will be discussed or the outcome of the meeting might determine your fate at work. Rather than visualizing what might happen, begin visualizing what you want to happen. Imagine what you want to say, how you will say it, and the reasoning behind it. This will allow you to stay present and create an action plan where you feel less helpless over the "what-if's."
Visualization is also great for accomplishing daily tasks and keeping yourself organized too. In your day-to-day living, it is easy to get mislead and packed with things that can take you away from what it is you truly need to do. Visualize your success, visualize the path you will take to achieve your goals. Practice visualizing each day what you need to achieve and the importance of that achievement. That simple practice can be the difference between being prepared for something and feeling that you have no power at all. It allows you to stop allowing external forces to dictate and control your accomplishment level.
Visualize what it is that your goal is, visualize attaining, and visualize the process you will take to earn that. Self-empower yourself and motivate yourself to have this visualization become your new reality. Remember, you are the creator of your own reality-go and get it! Be proud of yourself! Seeking help from a professional Orlando anxiety counselor for anxiety counseling can help you create healthier ways to stop anxiety. Find out more about that by emailing or calling Orlando Thrive Therapy today.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.