How do you react when you feel anxious? You might try to push past it, and just get on with things, or you might choose what you believe to be an easier and safer option, you avoid it!
Avoidance behaviours play a role in our survival instinct. We may choose to avoid doing something because we deem it to be too risky. The problem with avoidance in regards to anxiety, it actually makes the anxiety worse over time.
Let’s take a look at what avoidance really is, and why you may need to avoid avoidance behaviours…
Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs.
Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour.
While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works.
To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.
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