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  • Writer's pictureSabrina Jo Atto

FAQ: How do I get rid of anxiety?

When people hear I wrote a book called Transcending Anxiety one of the questions I frequently get asked is “How do I get rid of anxiety?”

I have to say, the title of my book was thought out and purposeful because we are looking to transform anxiety and stress, not push it away. Hear me out…

Anxiety, like all things, is an expression of energy.

Energy in and of itself cannot be destroyed or rid of. What it can be is transformed.

To try and rid yourself of anxiety is futile, rather we have an opportunity to examine the anxiety, understand it and then transform it.


I’m not here to give you a quantum physics lecture on energy, even if I wanted to…I can’t!

But I can give you an analogy. Disclaimer: I’m explaining this as I understand it…

Have you ever experienced a loud crash that left the room or furniture around you shaking?

You have? Great! 😉

If you haven’t use your imagination…

A heavy bookcase is falling…

Energy is required to move the bookcase and cause it to fall,

when the bookcase crashes and is no longer moving the energy converts to sound,

(the crashing noise you would hear if it hit something hard,