A Question About Anxiety - May 24, 2011

Dear Dr. Kelly,

These days I am worrying about a lot of things and my friends tell me that I am tense and nervous. I find myself worrying about things all the time—even little things. I want to get over this problem without relying on pills. Could your clinic help me?

-G.A.


Dear G.A.,

I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been having these problems. Psychotherapy combined with mindfulness training can be very helpful for the kinds of problems that you have mentioned.

If you would like to start with some self-help reading for your problem, I would suggest that you read The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free From Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life. The authors are Susan M. Orsillo, PhD. and Lizabeth Roemer, PhD.

This book provides good information about how to understand fear and anxiety, and about how to cope with these problems so that you can be more content and overcome your anxiety.

You might find that reading the book will give you enough tips to get started making the changes you want to make in your life. If you would like some help in addition to what the book offers, feel free to give us a call. Our therapists can help you learn how to master and benefit from the techniques that are described in the book. They can also work with you to develop a personalized therapy program so that you can focus on the techniques that will be most beneficial for you. Feel free to contact me at The Mindfulness Clinic if you would like additional information. If you would like to talk more about your options, we can also offer you a free telephone consultation.

Dr. Paul Kelly

Dr. Paul Kelly is the founder of The Mindfulness Clinic. He is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario and has been meditating for more than 40 years.

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