Coping Strategies For Anxiety

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  • The German Freudian psychoanalyst Karen Horney defined four so-called coping strategies to define interpersonal relations, one describing psychologically healthy individuals, the others describing neurotic states.
  • thoughts and behaviors that are used to manage or cope with stressful situations.
  • efforts learners make to reduce stress while learning


  • Desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease
  • a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  • A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome
  • A nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks
  • (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
  • Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components.Seligman, M.E.P., Walker, E.F. & Rosenhan, D.L.). Abnormal psychology, (4th ed.) New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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coping strategies for anxiety – Natural Relief

Natural Relief for Anxiety: Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic, and Worry
Natural Relief for Anxiety: Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic, and Worry
Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing day. It is no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter psychological symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be any magic pill for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have an extremely high incidence of relapse, and the side effects of most prescription anti-anxiety drugs are as debilitating as the disorder itself.
From the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps you develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is totally drug-free. The authors begin with an introduction to healthy lifestyle choices. Then they discuss a variety of conditions that can aggravate anxiety-related problems. They provide an overview of complimentary approaches to anxiety treatment using herbs and supplements, massage, chiropractic, and homeopathy. In later chapters, learn about controlling body toxicity.

Comfort Zone: Myself

Comfort Zone: Myself
About the piece: A mixed-media piece. These photographs were taken by a manual camera (with black and white film) and by a digital camera. Then I adjusted the image by Photoshop and sandwiched them together to create an interesting composition. I adjusted the contrast and by using auto contrast. Then I printed the finished image and drew some tropical plants. Plants contrast from the dried and dead branches in the background; which represents the comfort level within me (Darkness vs. Light).

I am always exhausted by what is happening around me, whether the cause is good or bad. There are some days when I feel worn-out and want to have some time alone; which is my own strategy for feeling comforted without bothering anyone else. Being alone could lead to anxiety and loneliness, which can also lead to despair; but for me, there is another meaning. Being alone is like recharging my battery or taking a vitamin; it gives me time to think about the past, present and the future. As times go by, I learn to cope with life’s dilemmas, and to control my emotions, this helps me stay calm and happy. Stability leads to independence, which leads to comfort. If there is one thing that I realized past 18 years, it is that everyone needs a time alone, alone in their own world; their comfort zone.


We’ve found a few good strategies for coping with his anxiety.

coping strategies for anxiety

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being
Exercise has long been touted anecdotally as an effective tool for mood improvement, but only recently has rigorous science caught up with these claims. There is now overwhelming evidence that regular exercise can help relieve low mood-from feelings of stress and anxiety to full depressive episodes.
With Exercise for Mood and Anxiety, Michael Otto and Jasper Smits, well-known authorities on cognitive behavioral therapy, take their empirically-based mood regulation strategy from the clinic to the general public. Written for those with diagnosed mood disorders as well as those who simply need a new strategy for managing the low mood and stress that is an everyday part of life, this book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood, with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between mood and motivation. Readers learn to attend carefully to mood states prior to and following physical activity in order to leverage the full benefits of exercise, and that the trick to maintaining an exercise program is not in applying more effort, but in arranging one’s environment so that less effort is needed. As a result readers not only acquire effective strategies for adopting a successful program, but are introduced to a broader philosophy for enhancing overall well-being. Providing patient vignettes, rich examples, and extensive step-by-step guidance on overcoming the obstacles that prevent adoption of regular exercise for mood, Exercise for Mood and Anxiety is a unique translation of scientific principles of clinical and social psychology into an action-based strategy for mood change.