Introduction to Anxiety
Anxiety is a tough problem to tackle. Part of the reason anxiety can be hard to heal from comes from the fact that the anxiety often isn’t the root problem a person is facing. So, for example, you might feel anxious, but the real reason you feel anxious could be due to allergies or peer pressure. So anxiety and the cause can be totally separate. Sometimes it’s possible to see a direct connection between the cause and the anxiety. Many times people can be blind to the roots of their anxiety.
Another problem is that anxiety can be caused by many things and several different things at once even. This often means a person could be facing several root causes but only focus on one problem. For example, a person feeling anxious over peer pressure might focus on one primary bully at school, but perhaps they are also facing silent abuse at home they don’t recognize as bullying. A person might love the person who is abusing them and so turn a blind eye to one source of abuse (and hence their anxiety). It’s common for a person to get abused by many people at once. Or additionally, perhaps that same person is eating food they love, but it may be quietly causing an allergic histamine intolerance which can cause anxiety. Ironically they may again focus on only the bullying as the reason for anxiety since they are using the food to soothe their nerves. Another example of this is I knew one person who uses smoking as a way to calm their nerves and yet the smoking also in part the sources of their distress, especially when trying to quit smoking.