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What Helps Anxiety?

What Helps Anxiety?

If you are suffering from physical symptoms of anxiety, you’re probably looking for information on what helps anxiety. If you are fed up with prescription drugs and are looking for natural ways to treat anxiety you have come to the right place. In this article we are going to discuss some alternative ways of managing and reducing anxiety.

What Helps Anxiety?

First of all, you should avoid one thing that does not help anxiety – trying to stop the thoughts that are making you anxious. While this strategy might give you temporary relief, the disturbing are likely to come back. They might even come back stronger than before. This avoidance strategy does not work because you’re putting in extra effort not to think of these anxious thoughts. You’re basically giving them validation by putting a lot of focus on making sure that you don’t think of these thoughts so you still end up thinking of them. It’s the age old challenge of trying not to think of a white elephant. The more you try not to think about it the more it actually comes to mind and the vicious circle goes on and on.

So what helps anxiety? Here are some natural ways to treat anxiety:

  • Set aside a daily schedule and venue for your worrying. Outside this time and place you are safe to think everything else.
  • Drink chamomile tea
  • Get your daily dose of omega 3
  • Enjoy the smell of lavender
  • Meditate
  • Listen to Nature Sounds
  • Watch relaxing 360° videos, e.g. Virtual Reality Videos

 

Virtual Reality Anxiety Treatment

 

A patient using the Atmosphaeres to reduce anxiety and pain

Patient Robert Deluce using the Virtual Relaxation Atmosphaere Dream Beach 360 and the Samsung Gear VR to recover from pain and anxiety after leg surgery.
Photo courtesy Robert Deluce

Spending time in nature is a well known strategy to reduce anxiety. However, you might not always have the time, money or physical ability to go out into nature so virtually going there with the help of 360° Relaxation Videos can be the next best thing. Our Atmosphaeres are real life 360 degree videos taken from some of the most relaxing places in the world and they enable you to start your virtual reality anxiety treatment in the safety of your own home. Just by loading them on your VR headset, you get the chance to go to these places for a relaxing and restorative time where you connect with nature. Using a VR headset and the Atmosphaeres, is the most innovative way to manage your anxiety.

In our next article you will find more information about virtual reality therapy and how you can take advantage of it right now.