Anxiety and coping with it consumes a lot of energy for many of us. If you are prone to anxiety, you know that it feels like a continuous buzz in the mind, with streams of thought about alarming situations, how they could be dreadful, how they can be prevented and what if you can’t prevent it. Then, you live in a constant fear of certain things happening, or not happening. Either way, you are perpetually stressed.
How can mindfulness help here? How does anxiety continue and how can training your attention to be in the present help?
Sadia Saeed, who is a Clinical Psychologist and a Mindfulness Teacher, answers these questions. She explains what anxiety is from a neurological point of view and then explains how mindfulness training helps in coping with it.