Show 132 Tea Expectations or Can Tea Help with Anxiety?

Anxiety is necessary for healthy humans. It alerts you that there is a possibility of trouble or danger. 

People with anxiety and panic symptoms have a response that is out of whack. I've seen the ads that are telling me that drinking chamomile lavender sugar blended tea is going to kill my anxiety symptoms.

I know that is a bunch of hooey. But even before you think about sipping tea there are some other things to know about:

1. Do you have a treatment plan?
2. Do you know what ticks you off?
3. Have you created an effective symptom control kit?

Some of these items I've touched on in prior podcasts and others I can't answer for you. I can give you a head's up about where to start to find answers.

This is part one of a mini series about teas for anxiety, panic and phobia conditions. It is introducing the concept of setting expectations for the use of the beverages for treatment.

For some folks, there will be a positive effect. Others might need to have the beverages as a supplement to other treatment options.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Music in this episode by Frank

Resources Mentioned: 

Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery - PDF originally designed for substance abuse folks there are some very good ideas for self care and lifestyle changes that .

The Anxiety Resource Page at for non-medication mental health treatment information and resources.

From the US Department of Veteran Affairs, the Manage Stress Workbook, it ask you to be an active participant in your care and provides ideas and examples of what you can do to reduce your stress. Don't have to be a veteran to use it.


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Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.