People who sell expensive anti-anxiety programs often tell us that anxiety can be cured. An increasing number of therapists in the general and medical company tell us otherwise: He is with you for life and can only be treated with therapy and medicine. So what’s the truth? To heal or not cure, that’s the question.
There are two things that should be clarified from the beginning:
1) The above-mentioned anti-anxiety programs that promise “instant healings”, “quick healings” and “results that change lives in weeks” often get a little. Many of these are only remodeled CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), which you learn much better by a trained and experienced therapist. Too many self-appointed experts with something to sell are actually experts in one thing: marketing. You have been warned.
2) We agree on a definition of the word “cure” in connection with anxiety. Remember, anxiety is a natural feeling that is completely relevant to extreme stresses; We should not pray that we never feel angry again, as anxiety in the right situation helps us to be certain. Therefore, a cure is not the complete eradication of any sense of anxiety, but rather it is the eradication of unwanted and erroneous feelings of anxiety. This is the definition of an anxiety cure that I want to use from now on.
So to get to the main point, anxiety can be cured, or should we try to check it? There is no simple answer to that question. Many millions of people suffer from anxiety and everyone is unique. There are certainly many people who have previously had anxiety, but who no longer feel inappropriate and unnecessary anxiety. Does it mean they have healed? In a word, yes! Your fear may have fallen for several reasons: handle something from the past, learn to respect yourself, fall in love … the list is infinite. The fact is that all the unpleasant anxiety was. And that can also happen to you.
There is another group of people that can be found in all support forums via the Internet. They have had anxiety for years, they have tried all the therapies under the sun from CBT to cure crystals, they have eliminated all pills and they have mastered seven different forms of meditation, yet their fear will not change. When asked if they think it is possible to cure, they tend to say “No”. They say that sometimes the fear is removed for a while, but it always comes back and with revenge.
So why is it cured for some people and not for others? There are several reasons:
1) We are all unique, so the duration and severity, as well as the reasons, differ from case to case. Many people feel anxious when they have been fractured, but they feel better as they express their loss, for example.
2) Some people think that it is cured and they will overcome it. The positive attitude alone can take you a long way.
3) Those who are completely healed tend to (perhaps unconsciously) have treated what causes them. Or as an alternative, it was no longer relevant or important, whatever caused them. They could have overcome it. Those who have setbacks and regular relapse should consider a more psychotherapeutic approach to see if they can better understand their motivation and determine what really bother them and cause anxiety. Sometimes CBT’s frontal approach and exposure therapy do not work and a more blurred “lateral” approach is required, for example. Artistic therapy or psychoanalysis.
4) For some people, anxiety was learned through the erroneous attribution of symptoms of external stimuli. For example, a person who develops a stomach infection and feels an urgent need to be vomited in a crowded mall can develop a great fear of open public spaces (agoraphobia) some people fear from long words Long Words Phobia (Hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia). In cases like those where there is no serious cause, exposure and cognitive therapy will likely lead to complete healing.
In short, anxiety can be cured and the symptoms can be reduced so that they no longer mean anything and disappear completely. The time it takes and the easy to achieve it vary according to the case. Those who never seem to move on, or who are just moving on to retreat, must begin to “throw intelligently” and try to understand their motivation for fear. Because until you really want to get over it, deep and real, you will certainly not!