Show 220 Five More Coping Skills and Why They Work

You can be sitting in a doctor’s office. 

The doctor tells you that there is nothing physically wrong. Based on your symptoms, you fit the profile of a person having an anxiety condition. 

The doctor may or may not prescribe medication.

The doctor may or may not give you are referral to a behavioral health professional like a therapist, psychologists or psychiatrist.

Maybe, if you have a really good doctor, they provide you with a brochure or handout that gives you more than a sentence about your specific type of anxiety and treatment options.

That is kinda rare but it does happen.

You walk out of the office. 

What do you do? 

That is part of the motivation why I created this podcast. To give folks multiple options for understanding what is going on in their bodies and more than two treatment options. 

Yes, there really are more than two. My belief is that it is a whole body approach to treatment. 

Start from a place of respect for your body. Even if you are currently angry with it at the moment.

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.

Resources Mentioned: 

From the Experts: How to Cope with Anxiety and Loneliness in the Age of Coronavirus by the TimesUp Foundation. How to create a place of being ok during these times.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America has articles, information sheets, and a YouTube channel that might be of interest to you. focuses more on non-medication related treatment and resources.

National Alliance of Mental Health aka NAMI information on Anxiety Disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health page on Anxiety Disorders.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

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.