Only about 5 years ago I began to overcome anxiety. I was afraid of speaking to groups as well as one on one to authority figures. I overcame this fear through the practice of relaxation and through growing wiser.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Phobia, Shmobia.”
Therapy also has its place in overcoming anxiety. When I sought it out, I was a nervous wreck. After some sessions, I was worse! It was the agony for the ecstasy though. When I had overcome my anxiety, everything felt clean and new. I can’t express how important the practice of relaxation is to beating anxiety. Your body begins to respond to repeated stimuli with relaxation. It took me 1-2 years but it really works. I recommend the book “The Relaxation Response.” There’s a lot more I have to share on this important topic. Feel free to stoke the coals in the comments.