Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder By Healing Underlying Emotional Trauma
Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
With generalized anxiety disorder, you have difficulty concentrating, lots of worrying (that sometimes makes no sense), fatigue, irritability, restlessness and trouble sleeping.
And then there's the physical part. With this disorder, you also have sweating, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, stomach problems, tension and headaches.
The bottom line here is that your physical reactions are out of your control...and it doesn't have to be that way.
When you heal the emotional wounds behind your fear and claim your righteous anger and sense of justice, you will stand up for yourselfand you won't be scared any more.
Make up your mind right now to create a new normal for yourself.
What Causes All The Anxiety?
Our approach here is non-medical, so we will look at the causes of anxiety problems in this way:
Neglect of basic needs can lead to anxiety issues. When a child is not touched, nurtured, sheltered, guided or protected enough s/he can easily develop a pattern of anxiety.
Physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse is devastating to a child, and is often the cause of ongoing anxiety in adulthood.
Early abandonment, particularly by a parent and various types of trauma that include a combination of those.
Role modeling can be a very powerful cause of generalized anxiety disorder. Parents can unintentionally "pass on" their anxiety to their children through various nonverbal communication processes.
To learn more about anxiety disorders from a medical perspective, read this article in the Medical Encyclopedia.
It's always helpful to know the causes of your anxiety symptoms, so that you don't just go around thinking "there's something wrong with me." Your emotions are there for a reason, and you can find that out and heal them.
Then examine and journal about ways in which you were hurt through direct abuse, or through neglect, abandonment or the combination of all of these.
The fear that is causing your anxiety symptoms is related to those past traumatic experiences, and when you heal them you begin the resolution of the anxiety.
As a result of this healing, you will become more courageous and confident, which will help you stand up for yourself and state clearly what you feel, what you need and what you want going forward.
Your healthy anger is then channeled into positive productive action to make your life work better for you and your loved ones.
Follow the above links, do the exercises recommended, and you just might be able to heal your own generalized anxiety disorder. And remember, you are your own best anger management resource. To discover and access more of that internal resource for healing, get your copy of this powerful program below, Nurturing Your Inner Child.
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