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Best Techniques for Controlling Your Anxiety – 4

By Martin Seif, Ph.D. ABPP

Anchor Yourself in the Present: The present is your safe harbor. Stay there by concentrating on “what is” rather than “what if.” Describe your surroundings, talk to someone, count backwards from 100 by threes, read, sing, or listen to the radio. Do not get stuck in your future-oriented imagination. Whenever you start to feel drawn into the future, tell yourself to come back to the present. Stay in the here and now.


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