Thelaughingdogs, there's no "quick fix" to managing anxiety - it happens in its own due course as individuals work to get it reigned in.
I completely understand the band-aid trigger. For about 18 months, there were certain things that actually caused me to gag and nearly vomit. Of course, I had been living in a state of anxiety before the final straw that sent me almost to the bottom of the abyss, but I knew that I saw people around me that were NOT reacting to Life in the same panicked manner that I did. So, I wanted whatever it was that they had, and it was a sense of being centered and balanced...........getting all of the Chakras in a row, so to speak.
I truly didn't believe that any of the techniques that I posted would be successful when they were first recommended to me. I thought that it was simply my therapist getting sick and tired of having me come into her office, cry for 50 minutes, and beg for her to "fix" me. But, with patience (which I did NOT have), practice, and more patience and practice, those techniques truly worked, and I still use them, today.