Anxiety. It seems like we’ve all been riddled with it for the past couple of months now. The bombings in Boston, the plant explosion in Texas, and now the devastating wreckage left behind in Oklahoma and Texas due to tornadoes. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of our everyday lives and run-of-the-mill worries that are always in the forefront of our minds.

We always seem to be wondering week to week what’s going to happen next and because of this, anxiety fills our cups and overflows them with things that we feel we can’t control. Tragedy takes us off guard, Mother Nature decides to remind us who is boss, and accidents turn disastrous in a matter of moments.

What exactly is anxiety anyway? It’s the feeling of panic, uneasiness, dry mouth, problems sleeping, and not having the ability to stay calm. It comes from worrying too much about the fast moving pictures we create in our mind of the future and going even farther into the future. So what can we do? Are we a slave to the never-ending “what if?” that looms over us every day? We don’t have to be; we can take a step back and focus on the present.

We can begin right this very moment with some calming self-talk. Say to yourself “I am safe, or I feel good about myself,” and then really take a hard look at what is going on in that moment and know that this, too, shall pass. Practice relaxation techniques such as listening to soothing music, meditation, yoga, massage, and of course prayer. Being aware of our anxiety helps us get rid of it. It’s a process — a journey. It’s one that can be long or short depending on the severity.

Just remember there is always hope. There is always a way to be healed through time. We all feel anxiety due to fear and wonder “When will it happen to me?” Yet it’s important to remember that we have a choice. We do have control of how we handle these emotions. One of the best techniques I have in my toolkit that has proven effective time and time again for my clients has been calming down through NLP where together you and I can anchor the calm, restore peace and rebuild self-esteem.

Everyone experiences anxiety time and again, but you don’t have to be alone. Contact me and I’ll show you how to anchor the calm no matter what comes up in your day or in your life using NLP or Remapping techniques.