Free soloing – climbing without safety equipment – involves dealing with intense fear, not unlike that experienced by many individuals with anxiety disorders.
The mental skills these climbers use to manage their emotions while climbing can also be used by regular people with anxiety disorders to live fuller lives.
If you struggle with fear and anxiety, mindfulness skills have incredible potential to enable you to live a richer, fuller and more meaningful life.
However, when mindfulness meditation is used as a technique to control unwanted thoughts and feelings, it can quickly become part of the problem instead of the solution.
There is no technique or intervention that can stop a panic attack (and no need for one anyway since a panic attack subsides on its own).
Instead, try this powerful 3-step approach to let go of your struggle with panic attacks and conquer panic disorder.
One of the most striking observations about depression is how frequently the condition occurs alongside an anxiety disorder.
The link between anxiety disorders and depression may be related to how you respond to perceived threats.
Diagnosing an anxiety disorder isn’t straightforward, and there are no objective tests that you can use to self-diagnose.
However, here are nine signs that indicate you may have an anxiety disorder.