What If- Two Simple Words With Devastating Effects On Your Anxiety
‘What If’- Two Words, The Driving Force Behind Anxiety Spiral.
People with profound, out-of-control anxiety are totally at the mercy of these two simple words: ‘What if’.
This is what drives Anxiety.It’s the perceived threat- or danger’- of the future. Yes, there are times when that grim prediction becomes a reality; but in majority of cases, it is just a FAULTY PERCEPTION.
THESE 2 SIMPLE WORDS CAN CHANGE A NORMAL WORKING DAY OF A HIGHLY FUNCTIONING, SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL ABOUT TO GIVE A PRESENTATION, FOR INSTANCE, INTO A QUIVERING WRECK.
If you hear these two words before, say, giving a presentation at work, you may:
Escape the situation- leave work, go away.
Avoid coming to work altogether that day.
Endure Endless trips to the bathroom before the presentation (vomiting, bowel movements etc);
Shake, feel sick and weak, thoughts and feelings distorted;
Unable to FACE anyone, hide away;
Make excuses as to WHY you can’t do the presentation, or
You Will give the presentation, but won’t recall any of it because you felt so ill.
With Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we TAKE AN HONEST LOOK INTO WHY THESE 2 WORDS HAVE SUCH POWER OVER YOU.
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