Anonymous said to realsocialskills:
I was wondering if you/ any of your followers have thoughts on mindfulness as a treatment for anxiety? It seems to be recommended by a lot of doctors where I live as something that always works and has no side effects.
As someone who also has severe anxiety, I would recommend giving it a shot while someone that you trust is in the room. Mindfulness works for some people–for me, it makes my anxiety so bad that I feel paralyzed and I just want to shut down. It is definitely worth a shot, because it can be helpful, but just be careful about it.