How to Help Someone With Anxiety
How to Help Someone With Anxiety is clear when your mind sees what it is thinking. We also need balance. At times our mind goes wild. What we need is deep rooted contentment. My book Picture Your Life shows what I have learned from living with anxiety since I was 4 and what I have learned as a therapist of 25 years.
The 70000 thoughts we have in a day some of them can be twisted. They can not all be correct. Here is a list of twisted thinking…
1. All-or-nothing thinking You look at things in absolute, black-and-white categories.
2. Overgeneralization You view a negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
3. Mental filter: You dwell on the negatives and can not see the positives.
4. Discounting the positives: You insist that your accomplishments or positive qualities don’t count
5. Jumping to conclusions You conclude things are bad without any definite evidence. These include mind-reading and fortune-telling looking into a crystal ball in your mind thinking you know it all.
6. Magnification or minimization: You blow things way out of proportion or you shrink their them.
7. Emotional reasoning: You reason from how you feel: “I feel like an idiot, so I must be one.”
8. “Should” statements You criticize yourself or other people with “shoulds,” “shouldn’ts,” “musts,” “oughts,” and “have-tos.”
9. Labeling: Instead of saying, “I made a mistake,” you tell yourself, “I’m a jerk” or “I’m a loser.”
10. Blame: You blame yourself for something you weren’t entirely responsible for, or others.
How to Help Someone With Anxiety is rooted in part in helping them see their twisted thinking.
Why live a 1/2 truth or a lie. Things that are really wrong are hard enough! We need clear focused minds to find the peace and contentment.