A new study by the University of Sydney suggests that a “stress-management approach” that encourages people to be more aware of their own feelings may not be the best way to manage stress.
In the study, researchers looked at the results of a survey of over 2,000 people aged 16 and over who had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety in Australia.
They found that about 40 per cent of people who had experienced depression and about half of those who had had anxiety also reported feeling anxious about stress at some point during their life.
The researchers also found that, on average, people who experienced anxiety had about a two per cent higher risk of depression and a four per cent lower risk of anxiety, compared to people who did not experience anxiety.
While many people have tried to manage their anxiety using mindfulness techniques, the researchers said that a better way of managing stress is not simply to practice mindfulness but to look at the people around you and ask yourself if they have the same symptoms as you.
In particular, they suggested looking at whether you feel like you are having difficulty concentrating, making a decision or expressing your thoughts in a way that is not challenging.
The study, published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, is the first of its kind to examine whether mindfulness training is a good or a bad way to deal with anxiety.
The research, conducted by a group of Australian psychologists, examined the effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention on anxiety.
“The findings of this study demonstrate that mindfulness interventions, particularly when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy, can have an important impact on individuals’ mental health and wellbeing,” Dr Michael Kavanagh, a professor in the School of Psychology at Sienac College, said in a press release.
The study focused on a “self-management” approach to anxiety. “
This research is the most comprehensive to date to explore this topic.”
The study focused on a “self-management” approach to anxiety.
Researchers found that those who took part in the mindfulness training experienced significant improvements in their anxiety, such as fewer bouts of intrusive thoughts, decreased social isolation and more positive affect.
The participants also found their symptoms lessened and they felt less anxious.
The next step is to determine if the interventions can be used in conjunction with cognitive behavioural therapy or cognitive behavioural treatment to help people who are struggling with anxiety in order to reduce their symptoms.
Dr Kavanah said that mindfulness training could be a “great way to begin to treat anxiety in adults, particularly for people with some form of anxiety disorder.”
The authors also said that, although mindfulness training did not significantly improve the participants’ symptoms, it did lead to improvements in the social functioning and moods of those people who were able to complete the training.
Dr. Kavanag said that it was important to note that this is not a cure-all approach, and there is much more to be done before people can truly experience the benefits of mindfulness.
“There is still a long way to go before we can say that mindfulness is going to have a significant impact on people’s lives,” he said.