Quick Tips For Calming Anxiety When You’re Freaking Out
Dr. Sherry Benton, Ph.D., ABPP, the founder and chief science officer of
TAO Connect, says that to know how to combat anxiety when it strikes, you have to know what’s going on in your body. For one, she says there’s heightened
activity in the amygdala, which plays in a crucial role in processing our emotions and is located in our brain’s limbic system. “Your breathing becomes more shallow and rapid,” she says. “Your heart starts beating faster, and this all feeds into changing your thinking to be more stressed and worried.”