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How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety?

Anxiety affects over 40 million adults every year. There are over 40 million people looking for an answer to this burning question. If you are one of these 40 million, you are not alone. Rest easy for you have come to the right place!

While some anxiety and stress is normal and helpful, many people have fearful thoughts and anxieties which dominate their internal landscape. Yet, this does not have to be the case. You do not need to live in fear of anxiety. You can reclaim your life.

A few facts about anxiety…

  • Anxiety is the MOST COMMON mental health condition in the United States.
  • Anxiety affects more than 40 million adults (18% of the population).
  • Anxiety is rampant on college campuses in the United States with upwards of 50% of college students reporting they have experienced debilitating anxiety in their lifetimes.
  • There are many types of anxiety and most anxious people deal with more than one type.
  • Anxiety affects twice as many people as the 20 million who deal with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
  • While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only 1/3rd of those who suffer from anxiety seek out help.
  • Anxiety disorders originate from a combination of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life stressors.
  • Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. upwards of $42 billion per year, approximately one-third of the country’s $148 billion total mental health bill, according to a study commissioned by ADAA (The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60(7), July 1999).
    • More than $22.84 billion of this is due to the repeated use of health care services; people with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses (e.g., gastrointestinal and cardiovascular problems).
  • Nearly one-half of those with anxiety also suffer from depression.
  • Twenty-five percent of children ages 13 to 18 will struggle with anxiety at some point in their lives (National Institute of Mental Health website, 2016).

How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety?

The good news: You can get relief from anxiety, phobias, and stress, even if you have struggled with them for years. There are numerous proven methods and tools to help turn down the volume on anxiety and improve your ability to lead a happy, relaxed and fulfilling life. 

The world in which we live breeds anxiety – natural disasters, war, traffic, computer crashes, cybersecurity issues, health, job and financial security, and more. All of these can spark anxiety. While some degree of anxiety is normal and necessary, too much anxiety can be paralyzing and negatively impact the quality of your life.

How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety?

Anxiety is merely a messenger. Anxiety tells you that something is off, something may be harmful to you. However, when anxiety is too intense, it can cause you to  isolate yourself, it can damage relationships and your performance at work.

  • If you are like most people with anxiety, you probably spend much of the day worrying about what could go wrong and beating yourself up for your mistakes.
  • Evolution has led us to pay more attention to potential threats and problems. Generally, this is a good thing. This focus on the negative kept us alive! This is called the negativity bias.
  • Being aware of what could go wrong makes sense. However, we learned this lesson too well! We spend too much of our time focused on the negative!
  • Many of us can’t seem to focus anywhere BUT the negative.
  • Our prehistoric, emotional mind wants us to be hyper-vigilant for deadly threats.
  • The problem is that the threats we face today – uncooperative people, annoying traffic, and being overworked  – are NOT life or death situations. Yet the emotional mind treats them AS IF they are.  And this… leads to your suffering.
  • If any of this sounds familiar, you are in the right place. This site was created to share ideas about what anxiety is, the physiology of anxiety, and most importantly, TOOLS TO DEAL WITH IT.
  • Most forms of anxiety are treatable and relief is around the corner.  The full 6 week anxiety course will teach you numerous tools to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of your anxiety. Here’s the catch. In order to defeat anxiety, you must PRACTICE the tools and DO the exercises.

How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety?

Again, here is the good news: You can get relief from anxiety, phobias, and stress, regardless if you have struggled with them for years.

There are several types of anxiety – panic attacks, phobias, acute stress disorder, PTSD, social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder.  Below, each type of anxiety is matched, via cutting-edge clinical studies, to the most effective types of treatments as shown in the chart below.

Anxiety Types
Panic attacks and panic disorder Specific phobia Social phobia (social anxiety) Obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) Acute stress disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Relaxation techniques


Exposure via Imagery

Real-life Exposure therapy


Coping techniques for panic attacks

Challenging mistaken beliefs

Emotional awareness

Appropriate assertiveness




Meaning/ Spirituality

Dr. John is offering a revolutionary 6-week online anxiety course which covers each of these treatments so that you can pick and choose which ones suit your needs best, and begin applying them immediately to conquer your anxiety.


How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety ?
How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety? Take this course!


This scientifically-based online anxiety course will teach you:

•The best treatments for specific phobias like fear of flying, bridges, or even zombies (one of the most common phobias!)

•How exposure therapy can help you vanquish your fears

•Tips for getting a better night’s sleep when you suffer from anxiety

•The therapy that can help you prevent panic disorders

•Deep relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and more.

•Positive psychology tools to cultivate greater calm, courage and contentment

•And more!

Here is an interview Dr. John recently did with Ben Stein for his Evolved Men Master Class on Managing Anxiety and Stress…

About Dr. John Schinnerer

Dr. John most recently served as an expert consultant to Pixar for the movie Inside Out. In 2015, he was featured in a documentary called Skewed, by Paula Bossola, on the effects of media on the mind. He is an award-winning author of the book How Can I Be Happy? Dr. John was a radio show host for Guide to Self, a daily prime time radio show in the Bay Area. He has created 3 online courses to help individuals gain the tools they need for greater mental balance and happiness in their lives. The first is a 15-week course on anger management.  The second is a 6-week online course on anxiety (How Can I Get Rid of Anxiety?). The third is a course to boost satisfaction and happiness via positive psychology (How Can I Be Happy – 6-week Course to Happiness). Dr. John has helped tens of thousands of people to turn down the volume on anger and anxiety and increase their life satisfaction. He has spoken at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, JFK University, and Kaiser Permanente.