Alexander Technique (AT) can help you manage depression and anxiety. And in combination with various treatment options or alone, AT can help you reduce the scope and duration of mood collapses or anxiety attacks by giving you tools to guide your own thinking productively for self-care. You need to use all the tools at your disposal to combat anxiety effectively.
AT can help you do better under stress
Alexander Technique can teach you how to lower your own stress levels. You can use your AT skills to stop reacting to stressors with the self-defeating tensing and holding that give anxiety a lock on your spirit. AT can help you quiet your reactions and choose healthier behaviors, from moment to moment and over the long term.
Anxiety and depression are dangerous
Anxiety underlies 99% of alcoholics' drinking disorders, and research associates it with depressive disorder over 75% of the time. It can adversely affect the nervous system in micromolecular ways.
This can increase inflammation, amplify pain and accelerate health problems. And these problems can include high blood pressure and high blood sugar, so anxiety can ultimately lead to poor circulation and organ damage. Depression and anxiety can also cause you to restrict your own breathing, so your respiratory functioning can be adversely affected as well.
Consulting your doctor is very important. Your physician may recommend anti-anxiety medication, talk therapy or other types of treatment. Addressing the underlying cause of the problem can be critical, because this will prevent the cascade of negative effects that chronic anxiety can unleash. Chemical imbalance is often key. But AT can be an invaluable tool, in addition to medication and other clinical approaches, for managing anxiety and depression.
Let AT help you engage fully in life
Life is full of stressors and avoiding them can cause us to needlessly withdraw from life. What matters is whether we react to stressors automatically, or if we respond to them mindfully.
AT can provide you with strategies you can use to respond to each potential stressor as a stimulus for learning and growth, and help you reclaim your wholeness and integrity.
So, when anxiety threatens to distort your perspective and disrupt your life, AT can make a real difference for the better.