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the way anxiety can make me feel

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Walk in my shoes for just one day

The sun never shines when anxiety comes out to play

lets play the worry game,lets play fear,lets rob the day of happiness and cheer.

A calmer feeling,a glimmer of hope,taken away unable to cope

Maybe tomorow will be ok,Maybe i will feel better than today,

Maybe,Maybe the anticipation is killing me,

Walk in my shoes for just one day,

Ill put yours on and walk away.

This is just a few words i sat and came up with on one of my bad days,i have found writing down what you feel a great help,

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Great impromtu poetry!! Have you gone to a doctor for treatment of your anxiety? I have and I'm just fine. It's worth a trip. I have an anxiety disorder and I stay on an anti-anxiety medicine and I don't have any problems with anxiety except a little stage fright in front of large groups of people but that's true for a lot of people. Since you've posted here in an anxiety community I think you may have an anxiety problem. What do you think?

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Worried111 in reply to BonnieSue

Thank you for those kind words yes i have anxiety and panic disorder had it for many years,never quite got the better of it still trying to overcome the symptoms ,nothing has really helped much up to now apart from realising i make myself worse by how i think,my reaction to it,im seeing a therapist at the moment hopefully that might help,good luck with your anxiety,im pleased you have found something that works for you,

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BonnieSue in reply to Worried111

Thank you. I have a long list of things that other people on this site have said helped them. Are you interested in me posting it here for you to look over?

It's stuff like online videos, books and workbooks about anxiety and some about depression, which both often come together.

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Worried111 in reply to BonnieSue

yes thank you for that,it would be very helpful

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BonnieSue in reply to Worried111

Some natural remedies and non-drug sources of information are books, videos, and workbooks suggested by other people on this site:

1---"I've found David D. Burns' "Feeling Good" and "When Panic Attacks" to be very helpful."

2---"I am working through the anxiety workbook by Dr David Carbonell and it has helped immensely!!! "

3---Mindfulness has helped many people and is now recommended by doctors in the UK. Here’s just 1 link that explains it’s usefulness: Another option of many is called MINDSHIFT. You can download it to your phone from Google Playstore.

4---TRE (Trauma releasing exercises) is something you can learn in a class but you don't have to talk about your problems and once you have learned the technique you can use it at home.

5---"A good book that I came across recently is "The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 6th Edition" by Edmund J. Bourne, PhD. You might find this book to be of some help to you, although communicating your thoughts and feelings in a group setting is enormously helpful as well. "

6---“The book DARE, which is about anxiety. It’s a very good book about accepting anxiety and letting go of the fear. The author is Barry Mcdonagh and he also has a YouTube channel and a Facebook support group.”

7---For anxiety: Claire Weekes audio books on iTunes. “Self Held for Your Nerves” is one title that is good. You can see her on YouTube. “The Dr. Claire Weekes book is easy to understand and will help you on your way to recovery through acceptance.”

8---Another really good CD and book is the Linden method.

9---How to be good with yourself: the meditation app called Headspace. It's done in 10 mins slots once a day.

10---Videos on YouTube by THAT ANXIETY GUY helps with anxiety re: depersonalization/ de-realization states.

11—For UK residents: Have you ever been in touch with the organisation called MIND? They offer one to one sessions with a Project Worker free. They also run courses that you can attend free of charge. One of the courses is about Anxiety. Their website is

12---"Go on the psychology today site and look for a therapist that specializes in anxiety."

13---Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

14---“Have you ever listened to Louise Hay on YouTube? Some of the talks help motivate you and hopefully you will feel a positive energy.”

15---“I called one of these online therapist sites. The therapist was really good. It was prestoexperts dot com. Her name was Lori Burke. Definitely a professional and she got me through this awful depression/anxiety morning.” (There is a charge for this service)

16---For meditation look at:

Tara Brach and Chopra Center

18---“AnxietyNoMore” by Paul Bywater. A phone app.

19---“At Last a Life” book by Paul David.

20---The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance

By: Matthew McKay PhD, Jeffrey Wood PsyD, Jeffrey Brantley MD

A Clear and Effective Approach to Learning DBT Skills

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Source: NewHarbingerPublications

Caution for non-Buddhists: Zen Buddhism inspired aspects of DBT, along with behavioral science and dialectical philosophy. Source:

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Worried111 in reply to BonnieSue

Thank you so much for taking the time to list this information and i am very interested in working through each point,im sure it will be very helpful best wishes

That's wonderful!

You've summed me up totally, that's how I feel everyday!

It's good to know I'm not alone, thank you 💐

Thank you for reading it,you are never alone,there are so many sufferers who are on their own anxiety journey,i wish you well on yours

Love it so true.

Worried111, A great way to let out your feelings. I do it myself and find it very therapeutic.

What's even better, is looking back at what you wrote, down the road and wonder how you

ever got out of that place. It will happen...

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