Happiness for the Anxiety Sufferer
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In another article I discussed
that happiness –
for the anxiety and panic attack sufferer really means
not being overwhelmed by anxious thoughts.
I discussed two fundamentals which you can
work on which will help you work towards happiness in your anxiety.
1. setting the agenda to make an ongoing commitment throughout the day
to keep working on your thoughts and being
An English study conducted by the
University of Warwick suggests that therapy may be much more effective at making people happy than getting a
raise or winning a lottery prize.
Researchers analyzed data on thousands of
people who provided information about their mental well-being and found that the increase in happiness from a
$1,329 course of therapy was so significant that it would take a pay raise of more than $41,542 to achieve an
equal boost in well-being.
That suggests that therapy could be as
much as 32 times more cost-effective at improving well-being than simply getting more money, the researchers
The study was published online November 18
in the Journal Health Economics, Policy and Law.
"We have shown that psychological therapy
could be much more cost effective than financial compensation at alleviating psychological distress," said study
author Chris Boyce, of the University of Warwick. "This is not only important in courts of law, where huge
financial rewards are the default way in which pain and suffering are compensated, but has wider implications
for public health and well-being."
"Often the importance of money for
improving our well-being and bringing greater happiness is vastly over-valued in our societies," Boyce
explained. "The benefits of having good mental health, on the other hand, are often not fully appreciated and
people do not realize the powerful effect that psychological therapy, such as non-directive counseling, can have
on improving our well-being."
Okay…I want to link this to other material on the website. The form of therapy I recommend is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
One of the really great things about CBT is that it can
be done on your own - so you can be extremely proactive – which ties into the fundamental above about setting your own
But there's more...
You can perform CBT on your own.
The processes and many examples are laid out in this
website and in my free newsletter.
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