If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, then you are not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States. This disorder affects approximately 40 million people who are age 18 and above. The number would likely be higher if you take into consideration those who are not diagnosed. Although it’s a common problem among Americans, many people still don’t know how to control anxiety.
When anxiety strikes, they are left with the same pulsating heart rate, adrenaline rush, and other uncomfortable symptoms. While you may not be able to eliminate the symptoms instantly, you can greatly reduce anxiety through mindfulness-based stress reduction in San Antonio TX.
Why Do So Many People Have Anxiety?
We live in a highly stressful world. The pace of life is much faster than it was years ago. Many working adults take their work home with them because of the advent of the internet and smartphones. People no longer seem to “unplug” from work when they get home because an email is always just one click away –and the email could be an urgent situation with a client or your boss.
Other people are anxious over world conditions. Although crime has generally gone down in the last several decades, people feel like it’s everywhere because of social media. When bad things occur, it’s everywhere online so you can’t avoid it. This can make people feel on edge about the dangers in the world.
Of course, some people are just more anxious by nature. Maybe it runs in their family, so they are more prone to have anxiety issues.
The problem with not getting anxiety under control is that many times people turn to drugs to calm their symptoms. By learning techniques to reduce anxiety, you will greatly improve your quality of living.
How to Control Anxiety
Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques are effective to control anxiety. This type of practice is something you can do just about anywhere, which makes it helpful. The mindfulness-based stress reduction model is based on the concept that there is a space of time between a stimulus and the response. During the space of time, we can choose to react differently. So, the goal is to live moment by moment or live in the moment.
You may focus on just the small steps you are taking throughout the day when you’re feeling it’s a particularly stressful day. The more you take your mind off your inner thoughts and purposely focus them, then the more control you will have to overcome stressful feelings.
Welcome to San Antonio Recovery Center
At San Antonio Recovery Center our compassionate staff is ready to help you through the steps of healing through mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy. Some of our other programs include:
- Family therapy
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Meditation therapy
- Holistic therapy
Don’t let anxiety and addiction overwhelm your life. You can be calm and peaceful by learning how to control anxiety at a quality rehab. Contact us at 866.957.7885, and we’ll get you on the path to healing.