Coping Skills

Expert Help for Anxiety

Does a dentist fill his own cavities?

Does a surgeon remove his own appendix?

Sometimes you need to reach out for an expert, right?  When it comes to anxiety relief and stress management, you can definitely do a Google search for something like, "How to stop a panic attack fast."  

expert help for anxiety relief

Yes, you'll get some answers.  Yes, you may find some of it helpful.  Should you always trust everything you read on the Internet or see pinned on Pinterest or demonstrated in YouTube?  I think not.  

In this video I share a bit about why.

Like what you saw in the video?

Check out our private Facebook community, Quiet Mind Collective.  You can also look over our Pinterest boards for anxiety relief, stress management, and general wellness.  

If you're wondering what anxiety actually is or whether you may have it, you can check out some of our other articles where I explain the symptoms that often are missed.

Anxiety management techniques taught in therapy can vary from therapist to therapist, obviously, but you're most likely to learn things like deep breathing relaxation techniques.  My own therapist recommends these all the time, and it really helps.

 

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Using Scripture for Anxiety

The beautiful Danielle Roberts of Legacy Creative Co. was generous enough to write a beautiful guest post for us today about how she found the Bible to be a source of inspiration and comfort as she dealt with anxiety of a miscarriage. I know you’ll enjoy her story!
— Celeste
using scripture for anxiety

I am a Navy veteran and at the time, we were living on Oahu, Hawaii where I was serving, which is the most secluded place in the world, and that’s how I felt at that place in my life. Fall 2014, I had the worst depression of my adult life. I had many suicidal thoughts and wondered why it was that I was having to go through these experiences.

At the same time, I started experiencing the anxiety, which was totally new to me. And we found out we were pregnant with our son. People don’t understand that when you have anxiety, it effects all areas of your life and you can have irrational fears. 

For me, that fear manifested into miscarrying my son. And while I made it through that pregnancy and delivered our third child, my fear of miscarriage became real a few weeks ago. I was only 5-6 weeks pregnant. Because I felt like something was wrong, I hadn’t allowed myself to become attached to the pregnancy or believe that I was pregnant. In the end, I lost my baby. God was with me in that hard time and in a strange way, I feel blessed to have gone through that experience, because I can relate better to other women and walk through them with a new commonality. While the experience is something I don’t want any woman to have to go through, it happens. And it’s hard.

Between November 2016 and January 2017, I wrote and edited my devotional book, Created for This, the following verses kept coming up in my life. I wrote a devotional on anxiety based on this passage, and it’s a powerful passage, but maybe one we have heard a lot. Go slowly through these words and let them soak into your heart and mind.

Matthew 6:25-34 says,

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

As women, we worry. We focus on tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow and next week, and next year. Matthew 6:34 says that it can worry about itself. And it can. And God knows tomorrow and He is there.

The Bible teaches to focus and pray on today in Matthew 6:11, – “give us today our daily bread.” And it says don’t worry because Jesus is enough to calm your anxiety. He knows your tomorrow, and He’ll be there with you. He wants to be on your journey with you, no matter what that entails. I know that my journey with depression and anxiety probably will continue, but through prayer, he’s helped give me a different perspective. By focusing on His words through meditation, affirmations and repeating Bible verses to myself, I am able to focus on the truth. And through the darkest moments of my day, God is the shiny light that is leading and guiding me. 

He’s the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is there! And yes, we don’t know what tomorrow holds, but he is worthy of our trust. He’s a big God.

   Bio: Danielle Roberts wants to encourage you to deeply know Jesus. As an online business manager, she spends her days working with entrepreneurs to develop their business strategy and handling their day to day. As a wife and a mom, she strives to keep her family a priority and maintain a solid relationship with her husband. She loves coffee, Jesus, date night and chasing after her kids. Connect with her on her website daniellemroberts.com or find her on Instagram Instagram.com/Danielle.m.roberts where she shares what it is really like to be a working mom of faith.

 

Bio: Danielle Roberts wants to encourage you to deeply know Jesus. As an online business manager, she spends her days working with entrepreneurs to develop their business strategy and handling their day to day. As a wife and a mom, she strives to keep her family a priority and maintain a solid relationship with her husband. She loves coffee, Jesus, date night and chasing after her kids. Connect with her on her website daniellemroberts.com or find her on Instagram Instagram.com/Danielle.m.roberts where she shares what it is really like to be a working mom of faith.


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Celebrate Failure!

Kathryn created a roundup of some of her best articles for self-care. Check them out!
— Celeste
17 self care pros talk about anxiety relief

Open your heart with yoga and mindfulness: http://www.healthysolutionsofsv.com/kathryn-media-...

Embrace all activities as learning opportunities: http://www.healthysolutionsofsv.com/kathryn-media-...

Celebrate failure: http://www.makewellnessfun.com/fallingfailing-good...

Kathryn Kemp Guylay, MBA, Certified Nutritional Counselor

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Kathryn’s Make Wellness Fun website Kathryn’s Facebook page Kathryn’s Twitter page Kathryn’s Instagram page The Instagram page for Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow Kathryn’s website for Mountain Mantras book Kathryn’s website for Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow book


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Anxiety Advice from Coach Lesley Yadon

It’s been such an honor to bring to you this series of Anxiety Tips from Self-Care Pros. Read below for some expert tips from Lesley Yadon.
— Celeste

When you feel yourself getting triggered take a 10 minute walk outside if possible. Think about what you need to feel in this situation and pick one word to describe this. Then pick one word for who you want to be in this situation.  As you walk, when you breath in say to yourself & picture the first word & as you breath out say to yourself and imagine the second word. For example: I want to feel serenity and I want to be generous, so when I breath in I will picture what serenity feels like and when I breath out, I will picture being generous. Put out your anxiety fire with laughter: Go to You Tube and look up videos on puppies, kittens and babies. Watch them and laugh your butt off. Then pick your favorites and save the link to your phone so you can watch them where ever you are and when you feel triggered. The video below is one of my favorites. 

Treat your anxiety like a cantankerous but well meaning family member. When you feel your anxiety kick in say to it, "Well hello again, we just saw each other yesterday but okay you are here again. Don't be grumpy with me, I will let you have your say but then I have to get on with my day." Practice being kind but firm with your anxiety.

Lesley Yadon, MA, Life Coach

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