Letting Go and Going "Limp"

Letting our muscles relax and become limp is not a new technique for us, but let’s now put it into a practical consequence. WHEN YOU ARE FEELING ANXIOUS, whether it’s at home because of worry, anticipatory anxiety, or racy thoughts...

Just remember this one word.......... "LIMP".

If you’re in public or in a social situation and you’re feeling anxious,

just remember this one word........... "LIMP"

If you have a phobia concerning driving, open spaces, feeling trapped, airplanes, etc.,

just remember this one word........... "LIMP"

What happens when we’re anxious is that our body and muscles tighten up (our physical body is preparing to meet a threatening challenge that really isn’t there) -- and they become tense and stressed.

By realizing this and just LETTING GO of the tension in your muscles – by going LIMP – you are calming yourself down and making the situation a little easier for yourself.

The other positive element is that as you let go and let your muscles become LIMP, you are reminding and reinforcing your brain that the anxiety you’re experiencing is just an old, ugly, ANTS habit. You really have NOTHING to fear. The doubts and the lack of feeling confidence is an old lie that you’ve been believing for years....... BUT IT DEFINITELY IS NOT THE TRUTH

Let that tenseness in your muscles go – release it – quiet your body down – calm down.   It’s time we started believing the truth instead of old ugly ANTS lies.

THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR, WE CAN HANDLE SITUATIONS WELL, AND WE DO A MUCH BETTER JOB THAN WE EVER IMAGINED.

So slow down, take a deep breath, let your muscles go "limp", and find this out for yourself.

Our History and Our Mission

The Anxiety Network began in 1995 due to growing demand from people around the world wanting help in understanding and overcoming their anxiety disorder.  The Anxiety and Stress Clinic and its website, The Anxiety Network, received so much traffic and requests for help that we found ourselves spending the majority of our time in international communication and outreach.  Our in-person anxiety clinic has grown tremendously, and our principal internet tool, The Anxiety Network, has been re-written and re-designed with focus on the major anxiety disorders.  

The Anxiety Network  focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders:  panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,  and social anxiety disorder.

In 1997, The Social Anxiety Association, a non-profit organization, was formed and has its own website.

The Social Anxiety Institute, the largest site on the internet for information and treatment of social anxiety, has maintained an active website since 1998.  Continuous, ongoing therapy groups have helped hundreds of people overcome social anxiety since 1994.  Major changes in design will be occurring in 2014.

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