A key aspect of anxiety disorders is that resistance fuels an increase in anxiety level. The resistance comes in 4 overall types: Resistance to physical sensations (such as wishing one’s heart would be less hard), resistance to emotion (wishing that there was no panic or anxiety), resistance to circumstances (wishing one’s environment was different), and resistance to thoughts (wishing one had a clearer mind, peace of mind, or fewer thoughts). In order to reduce anxiety, one needs to learn to reduce this resistance.
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