Is there a method that actually works for alleviating anxiety and stress?
Something that the world's bravest men must have used. Something simple, natural, and unlike anything you'll ever find online or in some retard ebook. Let's face it, if you know how to get rid of fear, you can take over the world. Which is why men guard secrets like these with their lives.
If we at all do find a solution to this problem, it will pretty much be recorded into our DNA as a survival technique, like the missing piece of the modern man. It would indeed make the world a better place for our children.
You answered your own question by mentioning brave men. Courage is the key to confidence.
Courage is the answer to confidence, however we need anxiety otherwise we would all live in a state of retardation. Anxiety is your body's way of telling you, hey, something is wrong here, and YOU need to fix it.
But here are a few simple methods of loosening tension: Yoga, meditation, exercise, lots of water.
Also, know what it is you're stressed about. What's the source? Once you know that, you can focus on it so it doesn't affect other parts of your life.