Anxiety and Trauma
Anxiety is sometimes caused by our thoughts. Thoughts are not facts. It is a worthwhile exercise to STOP and ask, “Is this thought true?”
If you are feeling upset by your thoughts you might try this. Write down how you feel when you have this troubling thought. Some people have a tendency to write down more thoughts. Make sure you are using feeling words and not thinking words.
Angry, fearful, excited, disgusted, bewildered, crappy, disgusted, exhausted, emotional, guilty, hurt, lonely, confused, miserable, nervous, overpowered, pissed, etc.
Hopeful, happy, knowledgeable, loved, awesome, ambitious, brave, kind, empowered, sexy, valued, wise, wonderful, etc.
hope, prefer, wish, want, know, wonder, am worried that, I am, I can’t, I know, shouldn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t, won’t, no one, I’m not etc.
You can learn how to change your thoughts and change how you feel.
If a memory comes up in which you felt the way you are feeling today, write it down. Reflect on what helped you to calm down.
Was it a positive activity that helped to comfort you or perhaps you need to find new ways to find comfort or even to resolve feeling surrounding a traumatic memory?
Was it a negative activity that calmed you or brought you comfort and over time has become just a bad habit? There are ways to disconnect current behaviors from the trauma of the past. There are ways to disconnect that bridge. Once that bridge is broken there is a new freedom and ability to move forward into a new future.
If you would like help in lowering anxiety or even disconnecting the bridge to past trauma please contact us at Connect Therapies. 970 286 0054 call or text We are on several insurance panels and take RMHP Medicare and Medicaid. Let us help you live your best future.