I have a client who has recently experienced some symptoms of anxiety. We have – with the support of a doctor – determined that it is in fact stress-induced anxiety and not an underlying condition (i.e., irregular heart beat or atrial fib). I have suggested the client read more about relaxation techniques, breathing techniques and suggested that when the anxiety feeling is coming on, rather than focus on it thus making it worse, reach for some calming techniques. Exercise has absolutely improved the condition: just wondering if there is anything else we can do? Thanks!
I had a client with the same issues for 7 years. We developed a cue that said he was getting anxiety coming on (2 thumbs up was ours-I did not want to make it look negative when he gave the cue). We would go to a place in the gym where we could go and be calm. He had 2 different locations in the gym. We would work on our breathing and stretching in this time. It worked well for us. His trigger was usually someone in the gym that was too aggressive with talking or louder.
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