It’s important to try to get rid of anxiety, stress, and other bad feelings because if you don’t, they can hurt your health.
Anxiety, stress, and depression are all normal feelings. Most adults in the world experience them in some way every day and throughout their lives. Some studies show that a little stress can be good for you, but when it gets too bad, it starts to affect your relationships and performance in all areas, so you need to learn how to control it.
Many things, some of which we can’t change, can make us feel anxious or sad. What we can change, though, is how we respond to these things and it is important to do so in order to become successful people.
Deep down, we know that when we feel bad emotionally, there are probably a lot of other things going on that we need to deal with. It is also clear that we can’t let bad feelings or anxiety crush us or take over, but this is hard to do. even more so if you don’t have the right tools.
To deal with this and to get back your motivation and work on your health, psychologist Chris Gilbert suggested in Psychology Today a mental exercise that can be used to stop panic attacks, ease depression symptoms, and get rid of stress.
The method to reduce anxiety and depression:
Gilbert says in Psychology Today that people are always fighting internal battles. The problem is that you don’t always know where everything you feel comes from, especially when it comes to stress, anxiety, and depression. This is where the chair technique comes in.
The expert wrote that the Gestalt therapy chair technique lets people express different parts of themselves, which creates a unique inner family.
Gilbert says that this is done by putting or imagining a circle of chairs in a room with the person in the middle. Once you have this, you should try to connect with your body, what you are feeling, and the things that are making you feel that way.
The idea is to write down what is making you feel bad and put it in one of the chairs so you can think about it and talk about it without being judged or criticized. The goal is to try to understand and stop repressing.
The idea is that you find different parts of yourself, like the sad part, the angry part, the needy part, the guilty part, and all the other parts you can find, and sit each one on a chair to make a kind of support group or circle of truth, where you can take the place of each one to express the needs of the party in question and figure out what you need or what is causing you stress or depression.
The expert says that it is a simple exercise that can help you get rid of a lot of things and figure out where your pain, anger, or sadness comes from. It can also help you be your own moderator by working on your emotional intelligence and figuring out what you can do to make things better.
Gilbert says that this technique works because it lets you create a space within yourself where you can be in touch with your emotions, traumas, painful or complicated moments, but also so that you can put things in perspective and realize that change is possible, but you have to start at the beginning by finding all of these parts and giving them a voice and a place to think.