Is there such a thing as the Science of Anxiety? I was asked that question by a close friend a while ago and I have to admit, it hit me like a ton of bricks! For years this mystery illness has kept me sitting on my hands hoping and praying that it would go away.
You see, Nature is not a fight or flight mechanism. In fact, it is the opposite. In times of danger, such as when we are about to attack our fellow man or when there is a real or perceived threat, we can use the body’s natural fight or flight mechanism. It is an automatic response. It is highly adaptive and serves us well, until such time as we have to overcome or run from a perceived threat or a real one.
When we are sitting in a threatening situation and there is no real danger, our fight or flight mechanism kicks into action and we can feel our heart rate increase, our muscles tense, our breath becomes faster, etc. The goal is to either escape or fight the danger. In most cases, this does accomplish our goals. However, under some circumstances, our brains fail us and we are left with a lingering fear.
Now, the Science of Anxiety is the study of this failure of the brain’s flight or fight response. What is occurring is that there is a disturbance going on within the “airspace” of our brain. The brain is attempting to do what it is meant to do – send signals to the rest of the nervous system about a real or perceived threat. This is a natural function that has been built into us from our very early days.
When this nervous system incorrectly receives these signals, it begins to send messages to our body about fight or flight. This creates tension and stress, which in turn creates anxiety. What needs to be done now is to find a way to reset this process so that our body can once again become the strong nervous system it was designed to be. This can be accomplished with the help of programs designed for this purpose.
There are several things going on when dealing with Science of Anxiety. First, we have an issue with our nervous system and it has reached its fight or flight response without order. The brain then becomes confused and does not know how to react. For instance, the conscious mind knows that our survival depends on remaining calm so it begins to send thoughts about fighting or running away. The subconscious mind then picks up on these thoughts and produces the flight response, which includes increased heart rate, muscle tension, etc.
The Science of Anxiety is very important because it shows us how our response to fear can actually produce our physical health problems. First, it shows us how our physiological responses to fear can actually create a negative mental state such as anxiety. It also explains how our body’s flight response to danger actually causes us harm rather than healing us. Science of Anxiety helps us recognize the actual effects that our bodies feel when we are faced with fear or anxiety. It shows us that there are two types of fear: the fear that is caused by a physical reaction to danger and the fear that is caused by a mental reaction. This is very helpful in helping us realize where our problem lies and how to solve it.
Science of Anxiety can be a great tool for anyone who needs to deal with anxiety. The flight response is triggered by certain situations that are related to our biology and that make us want to fight or run away from them. Science of Anxiety can help us understand how our bodies work and what our triggers are. This knowledge can empower us to change the way we react to certain situations and make us stronger. It may even give us the confidence to try new and more challenging things that we normally shy away from.