A Simple Plan to Eliminate Stress, Anxiety, and Panics, From Your Daily Life

It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know – “I’m SO stressed out!” Pressures abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.The statistics are staggering. One in every eight Americans age 18-54 suffers from an anxiety disorder. This totals over 19 million people! Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem among American women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse by men.

Women suffer from anxiety and stress almost twice as much as men. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America, surpassing even depression in numbers. Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing adults over 65 years of age. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. $46.6 billion annually. Anxiety sufferers see an average of five doctors before being successfully diagnosed. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety go hand in hand. In fact, one of the major symptoms of stress is anxiety. And stress accounts for 80 percent of all illnesses either directlyor indirectly.

In fact, stress is more dangerous than we thought. You’ve probably heard that it can raise your blood pressure, increasing the likelihood of a stroke in the distant future, but recently a health insurance brochure claimed that 90 percent of visits to a primary care physician were stress-related disorders.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction 3
Why are We So Stressed Out? 5
Blocking Behaviors That Keep Your
Stress Alive 8
Stress or Anxiety? 10
Quiz Time! 13
Panic Attacks 17
Dealing with Panic Attacks 21
Calm Yourself with Visualization 26
Using Music to Beat Stress 29
Self-Hypnosis for Stress 33
Stress Management 39
More Stress Management 43
Who Ya Gonna Call? Stress Busters! 48
Just Say “No”! 50
Take a Break 54
Relaxing at Work 56
Conclusion 59