Anxiety and stress are an integral part of daily life, but the intensity range varies from one to the other, and so do their coping mechanisms with it. Too much stress and anxiety lead to depression, and condition where one worries too much and is surrounded by negative thoughts. Sometimes experiencing traumatic life events, financial problems, illnesses like cancer, cardiac arrest, chronic pain disorders, and accidents lead to depression. A person with anxiety and depression is considered to be detected with a mental health condition called “Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder.” It is hard to fight against these conditions and do it alone.
However, to every problem lies a solution. Here. It is breath control and breathwork practices. Some can be self-practiced, like talking to a trusted person about their feeling, managing negative thoughts and worries by involving in a hobby, adding physical exercise to their routine, resort to alternative therapies like yoga and meditation. Jennifer Abel, Ph.D. in Psychology, has compiled an interactive workbook titled ‘The Anxiety Worry and Depression Workbook: 65 Exercises, Worksheets & Tips to Improve Mood and Feel Better’ that will help one tame anxiety, worry, and depression. Jennifer, with over 25 years of clinical experience, backs this book with scientific data and studies to overcome fear, anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, procrastination, hypochondriasis, overthinking, etc., through practical, proven worksheets, self-monitoring forms, exercises, and notes to start changing the habits, and your life. In addition, The Anxiety Worry and Depression Workbook also gives a therapist guide to help people access mindfulness recordings.