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Mr. Manish Patel

Diploma in psychology

Psychologist, Valsad

19 Years Experience
Mr. Manish Patel Diploma in psychology Psychologist, Valsad
19 Years Experience
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Mr. Manish Patel is an experienced Psychologist in Khoparli Road, Valsad. He has had many happy patients in his 19 years of journey as a Psychologist. He is a qualified Diploma in psychology . You can visit him at Ananya Clinic in Khoparli Road, Valsad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Mr. Manish Patel on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in psychology - Goa Medical College, Panaji - 1998
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I'm suffering from pms. I delivered a girl 1.5yrs back on a cesarean and my mood swings are dangerous. They make me scream at my kid, beat her, cry for no reason, hate sex. I had painful breasts and I took primrose tablets. My gynaec said it was post partum depression. I'm a working woman and we are a nuclear family. I drop my daughter in my mom's place everyday. Please help. My cycle is also changing though I get it 3-4 days delayed.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I'm suffering from pms. I delivered a girl 1.5yrs back on a cesarean and my mood swings are dangerous. They make me s...
Dear , postpartum depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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Hello, im married 32 years of age with 2 kids. Last 2 years im facing financial constraints due to loss in business. I know im in a serious depression state which has created a gap between me.

MSc, PGDGC
Psychologist, Chennai
Hello, im married 32 years of age with 2 kids. Last 2 years im facing financial constraints due to loss in business. ...
Dear we can understand that your problem, financial loss or difficulty is inevitable. Depression due to that is also inevitable. Think how to solve that financial issue logically. Try some relaxation techies. Speak to some psychologist for better relief. Be positive and believe that you get better soon. Regards,
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I am a sports person with thin body I have problem while bending my knees. With a popping sound coming out of it.

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Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a sports person with thin body I have problem while bending my knees.
With a popping sound coming out of it.
Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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Yes sir me 1 month se negative thinking ata hai bt me try karti hu thinking positive ho please sir can you tell me kaise thinking positive kare. Nd raat ko so hi nhi pati nd 5 din se head me ajib se mehsus hota hai nd cold sweat v ata hai.

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Psychologist, Delhi
Yes sir me 1 month se negative thinking ata hai bt me try karti hu thinking positive ho please sir can you tell me ka...
Don't think again and again on this topic jitna aap sochoge aap ko kuch nahi milega aur aapka frustration level badhega you need to channelise the energy in right direction .jab bhi ye thought aaye usko paper pe likhiye aur phir kisi aur cheez me mind divert kiziye, koi achcha friend baniye aur sab kuch share kiziye, jin cheezo ko karke achcha lage wo sab kiziye ,you can join some hobby classes. If you need further my help you can contact me. Take care.
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Hello doctors. My age is 30 unmarried men one day I met a person. Both of us travelling in same bus became frnds and exchanged phone no. S we met 2-3 times for casual talking while talking he supposed to touch here and there one day he touched my organ I thought its accidental touch but he supposed to touch regularly am also feeling good and I was also enjoying. And it turned to masturbate each other. I was shocked by seeing his penis with 7-8 inches fat healthy penis comparing with my penis it is 3-4 times huge. I was attracted and not able to forget him. But didnt have any type of sex with him only mastrubation. From last 6-7 months I realised it was wrong and am not talking with him now I changed my phone no. And aware of him. Now a days iam getting feeling to watch men's bulge is it homosex symptoms or comparing penis size am not understanding. I need counselling are treatment.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
You are suffering from inferiority complex. Like women are obsessed of the size of their breasts, men are for penis. This is due to all stress and worries. You are having insecurities and fear of married life and size of penis. Just relax and have a positive self-talk, you need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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I am 33 years old and I am unable to found fit myself for survival any more, though I believe in honesty and truth. Is this a kind of depression? if so, then why can't even my surroundings understand that?

SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Thanks for your query. You may have depression. I need to knowmore about you and your daily activities to give you any plan of action. There are many issues which sometimes need discussion and counselling and you need the same. Please provide more details in the private question section so that I can advise you accordingly. If you hae any further query please ask.
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How to get a good concentration. Is there any ayurvedic medicine. How to use it. And in how many days I will get result.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a qu.
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My son is in 10th standard and we have shifted in may 2015 in mumbai from gurgaon and he got admitted in Ryan international school Kandivali. Now he is in 10th standard and got very less percentage in 9th He is not taking interest in his study do not want to go to school always busy with mobile and get irritated when ask to give the mobile from feb 2016 he suffered from plural effusion and taking medicine from feb till octb. If we say anything either regarding mobile or studying he blackmail that he will not take the medicine. So please help in which we may tackle him so that he may take interest in his study and mitigate the interest in mobile.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
My son is in 10th standard and we have shifted in may 2015 in mumbai from gurgaon and he got admitted in Ryan interna...
Dear lybrate user. I think you are surrendering to his blackmailing tactics. You have to clearly state the intentions. You want him to study better and score good marks. For that he needs to get rid of mobile and other tv programs. You and he needs it for his future. You have to tell him this and be stubborn. I also suggest online behaviour counselling to your son. Take care.
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I am not remember any thing after 3 hours. Whet I thought that time I have facing many types of problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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My daughter of 11 years old is talking on her own during her sleep also occassionaly she is behaving differently during her sleep. But according to me during day time she is perfect even in her studies also. Why this is so? is it rectifiable through medicines especially through siddha medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter of 11 years old is talking on her own during her sleep also occassionaly she is behaving differently duri...
Possibly no medicine is required and she will come out of it. It is better to check her cbc & tsh and send report to me.
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I lost somebody close last second year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last second year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time....
m sure that you will soon be able to get over this feeling of depression which is a temporary phase. It might take some time. Spend time with your friends and family. Talk to them share your feelings with them. Try to go out to have fun. You can join gym or swimming or tennis. Do meditation and yoga everyday. Avoid being alone and thinking about the lost person. You can use following herbal combination to keep you calm for few days..it is without any side effects. .. SAARASWATARISHTA KADHA 2 spoons twice a day with equal quantity of warm water.
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I am 20 years old From past 2 years I am smoking weed and other stuffs to get high all time .Please help me .To get out from this worse situation

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , Smoking weed is a substance abuse disorder and comes under addiction disorder. You are addicted to weed and therefore, you should consult a deaddiction specialist for deaddiction treatment. You may stop it abruptly, but there is a possibility of withdrawal symptoms and relapse. Take care.
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How to increase our grasping power of our brain which we help in our study as well as can keep us happy in our life and keep a big smile on our face and never be give us false thinking?

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi Librate user Very good question. Grasping power depends upon practice and concentration. If you keep a focused mind only one thing at a time, that you would like to achieve, then your grasping power will definitely increase. Make a short notes of your studies, and try to recall them, and for your happiness try to make a short list of the simple things that give you pleasure, and keep them in front of your consciousness and make sure you engage with them at least few times in a week. Whatever movements inspires you do it, observe it and feel the happiness, its brings for you. Live in the moment is the key of individuals happiness, you can't change the past, no control of the future so try to live in the moment and enjoy what's in front of you right here, right now. Thanks.
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Sir 4 days ago I took 3 puffs of joint and weed was very potent and since 4 days I am felling very weird I have foggy brain ,lack of motivation ,anxiety ,dizziness and I feel like I am still high. Sir please help me and I am not professional smoker I have smoked 5 times in my life and this time its worst. Hoping for sooner reply.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, It is nice of you to come out with the smoking of joint and weed openly. All your symptoms are due to Cannabis. If you have a bad trip, your chances of repeating it and becoming dependent is low. This is the time to stop the routine cigarettes too. Plan for it step by step in the next 12 weeks.
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Hello doctor, Am married but its my 2nd marriage. I don’t have any family support. Now am 8 months pregnant. I and my husband crossed many problems in life. But we stabilised every problem. Suddenly I found my husband mind get diversion towards his old college mate. I already warned him that his mind diversion is not good. But he didn’t listen what I said. My husband has 9 year old girl child from his first wife. So he has to take care of that child too. I guess he feel tired of taking care of us. He is gong behind his girl friend. Early, she sent seduced videos and messages. His girl friend has 2 female kids. She is living in abroad. She came here last month. My husband went to her place and they both met each other. They tried to do physical contact. But situations didn’t allow them to go any privacy place. I and my husband had severe fight and argument. I come to know he want to leave us and he want to marry her. But that girl not ready to marry him. Because she is too rich. She is not ready to take risk in her children life. But definitely my husband cannot give good life to her. She knows all trues from our end. She need good companion to share her feelings. She was his ex lover. Past 2.5 months my family life spoiled. I could’t complain to anyone. If I do anything he ll do worse. Its very easy to get separate. Now problem is she don’t need him. Because he is trying to get her in his life which is not possible. I don’t know how to recover him from his illogic wish. Now his mind full of her thoughts. Always he is chatting and speaking. He is begging her for life. I don’t know how he is taking this kind of decisions and escaping from reality. Last week he told, he has to go sabari malai. I don’t know its true or not. 2 days back he told, he wants to stay with his friend home. Also he told he ll get back here 2 days. May be he ll come today or this week end. But as per his statement he told, after get salary he has to go to his native and do some procedures to go sabari malai. Also he told, he can not stay here for 1.5 months. I seriously could’t believe his any of things right now. I seriously have many doubts whether he want to stay away from me or really he is going to sabari malai I don’t know. Do ctor please advice me how to handle this. What is his mindset right now? How to recover him from this? I need my life back. Am nearing to my delivery. January last week my due date. At this situation he is leaving from here. Am so scare of everything.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Sasi , Thanks for the query, please Don't take any type of stress at this point,it will be harmful for you and baby.talk with your husband with cool mind and ask his opinion.its time that you must consider for any step,involve your in laws and your family in this matter if things will go like this it will create problem in your married life.As you have said there are strong chances that may be for some time he may live with her but this is doubtful whether this will last longer.upto your delivery ask from your inlaws side to come and live there upto your delivery if possible. May be in there pressure he may not go somewhere with her.but its very important that he should away from her.take care.
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My mind feeling very stress how can I reduce the stress. And now I have so many problems let's tell me how can I live freely.

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Psychologist, Delhi
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I am 28 year old male I have a problem of low memory my brain going to weak day by day I did not find the best way to talk with someone and also I am loosing my boldness everyday What I do to get back to normal position? Treat me.

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Homeopath,
I am 28 year old male
I have a problem of low memory my brain going to weak day by day I did not find the best way to...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Sir, i am suffering with mood disorder with odd behavior, constipation, short temper, memory loss, loss of appetite from last 3 years mental tension please give me the suggestions on our natural medicines Thank you my age is 40 years, female.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, i am suffering with mood disorder with odd behavior, constipation, short temper, memory loss, loss of appetite f...
You should not neglect this condition any more. Please visit a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor please do so without any hesitation. Even if you are put on any medication, do not discontinue the counseling. This condition and the symptoms you mention and the duration of this situation is not reading well at all. The condition has to be diagnosed and then a treatment plan will be put in place. You must cooperate with all the prescriptions right through the follow-up. Do not depend on medication alone but keep working with the counselor to develop some skills and techniques to cope with your condition and to deal with the daily challenges of life. The anger accompanies such disturbances and you will need to do some emotional therapy too. Handling feelings and expressing them in appropriate ways is going to be a great help for your recovery. Regular exercise, proper rest and a healthy diet must be a part of your daily life.
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I am a 22 year old person who has health anxiety problem since a year and I am. Very depressed. Can you please give me tips go tackle health anxiety?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 22 year old person who has health anxiety problem since a year and I am. Very depressed.
Can you please give m...
“Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics,. Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. “The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. For instance, “making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety,” Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. “Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system,” according to, clinical psychologists. Who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2. Get active. “One of the most important things one can do [to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball. 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths. And, if you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Challenge an anxious thought. “We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable,” Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry realistic?” “Is this really likely to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem that wa Then, “reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive.” Here’s one example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; it wouldn’t last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to [cope with] it.” 6. Stay connected to others. “Social support is vital to managing stress,” Today, call a loved one, schedule a Skype date or go to lunch with a close friend. “Talking with others can do a world of good.” Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine is one of those substances. As said, “The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more amped up, which is exactly what caffeine does.” 8. Avoid mind-altering substances. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get un-high until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Problem-solve. It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Pick up a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mind and The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is suggested Stop Obsessing for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. (Curvy Yoga is a wonderful and sizes.) Meditate right now for just three minutes resource for yoga for all shapes 14. Contact a therapist. “Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information).. 15. Accept your anxiety. “If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it,” This might sound counterintuitive. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, he said. “Not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of so much of our self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resign[ing] ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory,” So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively.
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