Behavior modification project part B.pdf - 1 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION ANXIETY TERESA GONZALES PAUL PRESSON PSYCH 105 2 Abstract In this essay I will

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2 Abstract: In this essay I will discuss the symptoms that have I have personally experienced due to anxiety. We will focus on the topic of repetitive thinking since I believe this behavior heighteneds and triggers my symptoms and discuss how to modify this behavior through changes in sleep habits and restoration of circadian rhythm. Additionally, I would also like to clarify a couple of things. First, the introduction is a poem about an individual who is experiencing symptoms of overwhelming fear and negative thinking due to depression and is trying to explain to to their mother what it feels like. I chose the poem because though it is about depression more than anxiety, the poem perfectly explains how I feel when I experience an anxiety attack. Instead of “Explaining my depression to my mother” for me it is explaining my anxiety to you; the reader. Introduction : A conversation: Mom my depression is shapeshifter. One day it is as small a firefly in the palm of a bears hand the next it is the bear. On those days I play dead until the bear leaves me alone. I call the bad days the dark days. Mom says try lighting candles. When I see a candle I imagine the flesh of a church, the flicker of the fame, the spark of a memory younger than noon. That is the moment I learn that every person I know will someday die. Besides mom I am not afraid of the dark perhaps that’s part of the problem. Mom says I thought the problem is you couldn’t get out of bed. I can’t, anxiety holds me hostage (Benaim, 2015).
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