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Best Techniques for Controlling Your Anxiety – 12

By Martin Seif, Ph.D. ABPP

Distinguish between Anxiety and Danger: Your task is to break your connection between feeling anxious and feeing that you are in real danger. Your body reacts in exactly the same way to both anxiety and legitimate danger. So, it is sometimes difficult to separate the two. When flying on an airplane, your anxiety especially makes you feel like you are unsafe. This is not true. Remind yourself that feeling anxious does not mean you are in danger. You are safe even when feeling intense anxiety.

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