hello there i am 18 and for the past 4 months i have been suffering with anxiety attacks after a sudden death of a family friend aged 45. all i can think is im next and i dont leave my house because im scared to. my partner has been brilliant he has been there throw out every thing. i am seeing a cbt therapist but i was just woundering if you have any tips i could try as i feel like im loosing control and that i will never feel better.
Congratulations on seeing a CBT therapist - you are on the right track. There are 26 different CBT strategies - I use about 8 of them frequently. The two biggies are examining dysfunctional self-talk and getting things into perspective. Your partner can help you with both and as you learn more CBT strategies from your therapist you will have excellent skills to deal with your anxiety.
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