Behave Calmly For Anxiety

Last updated April 13, 2021

You often hear people say to "calm down" when anxious. However, sometimes that request can be confusing if the person doesn't feel calm even though they are trying to calm themselves down.

This discussion between Stacey Ellertson, a senior recommended anxiety disorder therapist with, and Jim Folk, the president of, unpacks a similar yet less confusing approach to calming oneself down when anxious.

Play the video below to hear how behaving calmly can be helpful in treating anxiety disorder.

Both Stacey Ellertson and Jim Folk struggled with anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Their recovery and lasting success testifies to the effectiveness of treating anxiety disorder with therapy, good self-help information, and effort.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed – which we call the underlying factors of anxiety – a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

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