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Why Telling a person With Anxiety to Calm Down Doesn't Work

Anxiety is something that many people struggle with. Anyone who has had anxiety knows that the more you think about making it go away, the worse it gets. Lindsay Holmes discusses in her article on HuffingtonPost.com about how shifting your state of mind can be an easier way to get rid of anxiety than trying to calm down. For example the article talks about the anxiety that can be brought on by having to perform a speech in front your class. Lindsay suggests telling yourself that you are excited to give your speech because it will allow you to see it as an opportunity instead of a threat.

Click here to read the full article by Lindsay Holmes at HuffingtonPost.com.