What is flooding ?
Flooding is a mental health technique designed to combat the physical nature of anxiety. It involves developing the skill of experientially accepting and going with the physical symptoms of anxiety. This technique is most effective in helping us to deal with acute anxiety, especially panic attacks and phobias. We use a modified version to deal with the symptoms of general anxiety.
Why is this skill important?
Anxiety is innate part of the human condition as we combat the stresses of life. The physical nature of anxiety is , however , often overlooked. This lack of understanding causes chaos for many people.
We are currently in the throes of an anxiety epidemic for reasons too numerous to detail here. Technology and social media are playing their part.
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