Millions across the country are battling some form of an anxiety disorder. Many people attempt to push through their condition without seeking treatment, leaving them at risk of worsening mental health symptoms. They may also be at risk for further mental health concerns. Therefore, if you’re suffering from anxiety, it is nearly always best to reach out to a service that can provide coping skills through an anxiety treatment service. At Rose Hill Center, we’re proud to provide anxiety treatment for adults in the Michigan area. Are you ready to leave your anxiety in the past? If so, please contact the experts at Rose Hill Center today at 866.367.0220 or use our helpful online form.
Helpful Coping Skills for Anxiety
Many people have anxiety surrounding specific situations or events. However, for some individuals, their anxiety is continuous and getting in the way of their ability to function on a day-to-day basis. In such cases, it’s vital to develop healthy coping skills to manage your mental health. At Rose Hill Center, we offer our residents a range of practices that they can utilize to reduce their anxiety, whether it is sporadic or continuous.
Consider Your Thought Patterns
One of the most notable factors of anxiety is that it implants negative thoughts into the individual’s mind, distorting the person’s view of reality. For instance, one person may wonder if they locked the door to their house and spend the rest of the day frantically imagining the effects of not locking their door. Instead of focusing on the what-ifs, try to challenge your fears. Ask yourself if the fears are valid and then attempt to take back control rather than focusing on the worries.
One of the treatment options we use at Rose Hill is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which you may know better by its acronym, CBT. Through this treatment, we help patients identify negative thought and behavior patterns and create coping mechanisms to change the path of the thoughts before they take over.
Try to Work Out Your Troubles
If you’re suffering from anxiety, one thing that you can do to release the tension is to get up and get moving. Try walking away from the situation by going for a run or doing some yoga. Focusing on your body can act as a tension reliever and release endorphins, making you feel less stressed.
If you can’t get some exercise, deep breathing can also act as a stress reliever. Try evening out your breathing by inhaling for four counts and exhaling for four counts for a period of about five minutes. This action will slow your heartbeat and help you calm down.
Write Out Your Concerns
Sometimes, keeping a journal or a doodle pad can lessen your anxiety. If you draw or write about the thing that is making you anxious, it gets it out of your head, making it seem less intimidating. In addition, it lets you see what your patterns are so that you can see any potential triggers and address or avoid them in the future.
Get Treatment at Rose Hill Center
The coping mechanisms we’ve listed above can be helpful for those who intermittently experience anxiety. At times, they may assist those who have a generalized anxiety disorder. However, if you’re experiencing anxiety and the strategies above haven’t been helpful, it may be time to seek treatment at a residential treatment center. At Rose Hill Center, we provide a wide range of therapeutic options for those living with anxiety, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy sessions
- 12-step groups
Please don’t hesitate to change your life for the better. Seek anxiety treatment today at Rose Hill Center by calling 866.367.0220.