How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression

Symptoms of anxiety and depression can stem from unresolved feelings, for example, anger or sadness. Many people do not have the emotional faculties to unpick past wounds, issues, and buried emotions alone. Therefore, they can end up suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Whether you are suffering or have recently been through trauma it is integral to find help and support to help you heal. There are several ways to cope with anxiety and depression from day-to-day comping mechanism to touch therapy. Each treatment comes with its benefits which in turn can see positive results.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is s form of psychological treatment that has been reported to have great a effect on the treatment of symptoms of anxiety and depression. The main aim of the therapy is to challenge cognitive distortions that hinder your day-to-day life, for example, negative thought patterns that can induce symptoms of anxiety.

CBT practitioners believe that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and actions are all interconnected. They believe that negative thoughts can trap you in a vicious cycle, so CBT therapy aims to combat these thought cycles by breaking them down; taking overwhelming problems and reducing them into smaller more manageable parts.


EFT Coaching & Healing Touch Therapy

Both EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and healing touch therapy use touch as a way to tap into the body’s negative thoughts and feelings.  Touch placed on correct pressure points (the meridian lines of Chinese medicine found throughout the body) helps to bring these feelings into consciousness. Both therapies can be a very beneficial way of processing past trauma that may be contributing to feelings of anxiety and depression. Lisa C. McJunkin is a trained practitioner in both and can help both individuals and couples heal through holistic coaching.


Psychodynamic Therapy

In comparison to CBT, psychodynamic therapy is a much less structured approach that looks to the past to understand present problems and how to deal with them. It is a very common type of therapy that is used to help people dealing with depression. It does not necessarily have immediate results as the idea takes time to unpick past traumas effectively. Nevertheless, psychodynamic therapy is a great way to uncover emotions and feelings that may have been left undealt with.

It is predominantly known as talking therapy. This is because both client and patient use this safe space to uncover difficult past issues. There are several schools of thought that therapists will use and favour in their practice.

Each of these methods has been known to have effective results on those struggling with anxiety and depression. It is worth doing your research to see what will suit your needs the most. Asking for help and seeking support from a trained professional can have a huge effect on the way you cope with anxiety and depression. Living alone with anxiety and depression can be scary and isolating, so do not shy away from seeking help.

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