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How to Manage Anxiety Digitally According to Therapists

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With social distancing still in full swing and only the vaguest of ideas of when it will end, your anxiety may be a little high (and that may be a bit of an understatement). But there are ways to manage anxiety digitally according to therapists.

Over at The Zoe Report, they’ve rounded up a multitude of digital solutions for anxiety that aren’t just guided meditations. The outlet spoke with clinical psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael who explained that coping with anxiety is about “tapping into” that sense of unease in a healthy manner. Enter: digital relaxation options.

In addition to the multitude of apps recommended, Dr. Carmichael explains the idea of mind mapping as a way to relieve anxiety. The process involves listing a single consuming thought in the center and drawing out secondary connected thoughts until you reach the root of why that central worry is bothering you—the idea is to “disarm” that central thought so that it has no more power.

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Along with this technique, there’s a smorgasbord of apps available for your anxiety. From Brain.fm that uses music for relaxation, to an accupressure app to help with self-administered massage, you can check out all the recommendations on The Zoe Report.

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