While a threat response is very useful when it comes to avoiding a car accident, it can be a problem when it is activated in response to everyday stress. For example, a threat response in the absence of an observable threat is often experienced as anxiety, or if intense, is referred to as a panic attack. The terms “fear” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably. The bodily sensations are the same. However, what is crucial to understand is that with anxiety, a life-threatening event is not occurring.
There are several straightforward techniques I can show you to stop experiencing anxiety.