Mindfulness and Anxiety

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Everyone at some point in their lives has experienced anxiety. Anxiety can show up unexpectedly and can range in severity. When anxiety becomes extreme it can be disabling and isolating. The American Psychiatric Association tells that anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health diagnoses in America. Symptoms include, obsessive thoughts, rumination, excessive worry, trouble sleeping, and panic attacks to name a few. Mindfulness based treatments are among the most effective non-pharmaceutical approaches to treating symptoms of anxiety. Examples of mindfulness based treatment include, meditation, visualization, and relaxation techniques. Mindfulness based group therapy can also promote healing in individuals suffering from anxiety disorders. Interested in learning more about treatment for anxiety? Contact a clinician at NCMI today for more information about what treatment approaches are offered.