Is it Possible to Remove Anxiety Permanently?

Do you want to remove anxiety from your life permanently? When you’re living with anxiety, the idea of permanent relief can feel like a far-off dream. But is it possible to remove anxiety forever? 

In this article, we’ll discuss techniques to disarm anxiety in the moment, and strategies for longterm improvement and relief (including an extremely underrated, FDA-cleared treatment that has helped tens of thousands of people overcome their anxiety)! We’ll also look at signs that your anxiety is improving, and what longterm outlook may look like for anxiety sufferers. 

Is It Possible to Remove Anxiety Permanently? 

Sometimes when you’re in the thick of anxiety, you may feel like this part of your identity is cemented in—like it’s part of who you are and it always will be. However, this is not necessarily the case. 

Most anxiety sufferers will have some degree of anxiety throughout life, but the frequency of episodes and the severity of symptoms is extremely fluid. There are even those who feel they have entirely overcome their anxiety and no longer identify with it. 

If you have experienced anxiety before, research shows that you will likely experience it again. What you can control, however, is how much it affects you and derails your life in the future. Next, we’ll go over 6 potential steps on the pathway to removing anxiety.

1: Understand What Anxiety Actually Is

2: Determine the Source of Anxiety 

3: Learn Coping Strategies 

4: Explore Treatment Options 

5: Enter “Maintenance” 

6: Recover & Thrive 

Ready to get started? Let’s dive into step 1! 

Step 1: Understand What Anxiety Actually Is in Order to Remove It

Anxiety controls us by playing on our fear of the unknown. Part of what’s so scary about anxiety is a lack of understanding about anxiety itself. We’re afraid of what we don’t understand—so coming to understand and accept anxiety for what it is is a huge first step on the road to feeling better. In the midst of anxiety or panic, it can feel like the world is ending—like we’re having a heart attack or about to die. In fact, millions of adults go to the emergency room every year due solely to anxiety or its accompanying symptoms. 

Understanding the Nervous System

Though anxiety may feel scary, it is a biologically intelligent process that our bodies actually initiate to protect us and save our lives in times of danger. It is also called “fight or flight” mode, and nature designed it for a very wise purpose. We need to be able to fall into that “fight or flight,” adrenaline-filled state in order to escape or fight off real danger. When the brain (conscious or subconscious) perceives a threat, it will initiate this process through the nervous system. It sends adrenaline to course through our veins, increasing blood pressure, respiratory rate and heart rate. The pupils dilate, blood rushes away from the digestive system and into the limbs, and the senses are heightened. 

In the right circumstances, this process is protective. We will have the ability to fight or flee the danger, and that exertion will effectively help offload the excess adrenaline coursing through our body. Then, after the danger has past, the brain will perceive a safe environment again and we will return to the nervous system’s “resting and digesting” state, also called “parasympathetic.” 

However, this modern world has our nervous systems confused. We are constantly on the go, constantly overstimulated, constantly stressed out. We are often detached from people who love and understand us and don’t receive the social support and feedback that helps us feel safe and calm.The simple stresses of our day-to-day lives chronically trigger that extreme “fight or flight” reaction, unnecessarily. Since we rarely take time to slow down, we can stay in that state for hours, days, or months on end. Once the nervous system is trapped in that cycle, it can be really tough to break free.

“DARE: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks FAST”

Many expert recommend the book “Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety And Stop Panic Attacks FAST.” It is a different approach to understanding and overcoming anxiety. Instead of encouraging “safe zones” and “safe people,” it encourages you to understand what anxiety actually is, stop letting it control your life, and start living again, without being afraid of anxiety. Take a look at some of the positive reviews for this book and you’ll see that the DARE method has helped thousands of people overcome their anxiety and get on the fast-track to feeling themselves again. 

In fact, in this book, the author attests that the first step on the journey to remove anxiety from your life is to STOP trying to remove anxiety. Interesting, huh?

If you’d like to learn more about how to control your anxiety so that it doesn’t control you, give it a read. Some people feel so much better after taking this step that they won’t even need to move into steps 2-7! 

Step 2: Determine the Source of Anxiety 

This may seem obvious, but in order to remove anxiety, it’s important to determine the potential source(s) of your anxiety and eliminate or minimize them, if possible. Are you spinning your wheels too fast? Is there stress in your home environment or excess stress at work? Are important relationships in your life languishing? Do you have past trauma that plagues you? Are you scared about the future? Perhaps there’s a phobia giving you trouble that you might need professional help to overcome.

Also included in this category might be determining what kind of anxiety you experience. There are 6 main categories of anxiety and they all manifest a little bit differently. They are: 

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Phobia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

You can work with a counselor to determine what type of anxiety you have. They can also help you determine what might be causing your anxiety, and give you strategies to eliminate or minimize that source and bring more balance into your life. 

Even after getting educated about anxiety, determining the source of anxiety and minimizing or eliminating it, and working with a counselor, some anxiety sufferers don’t feel much better. We’ll discuss other strategies to implement from here. 

Step 3: Learn Coping Strategies 

Once you’ve done what you can to eliminate the source of your anxiety, the next step is to practice coping strategies that will help when anxiety hits, despite your best efforts. 

Some examples might be: 

  • breathing exercises
  • jumping up and down
  • going for a walk
  • identifying things you can see, hear, feel, smell and taste
  • high intensity exercise 
  • mindfulness
  • meditation
  • journaling
  • talking with a trusted family member or friend

Not every strategy will work for everyone. Some people find mindfulness or meditation too quiet and reflective when they’re feeling so wired and stressed, and may feel better doing some intense exercise to help process the adrenaline and cortisol. Others may need alone time to be still and reflective, while others may feel calmer in the tight embrace of a loved-one. Rather than freezing and suffering in silence, explore some of these strategies the next time you’re struggling. 

4: Explore Treatment Options to Remove Anxiety & Its Symptoms


Though it may not seem like it, there ARE treatment options for anxiety. The most commonly used treatment is antidepressant medication, but many doctors will admit that it’s not a good option for many patients, and it certainly doesn’t help everyone. Doctors may prescribe short term Benzodiazepines in extreme cases. Unfortunately, these are are dangerous, controlled substances, and don’t even begin to address the underlying cause of anxiety. Due to their risks, they are only supposed to be used for a short period of time (2 weeks to 1 month). Even within that timeframe, they can cause dependency, as their sedative effect is extremely addictive.

Talk Therapy and EMDR 

Another commonly recommended treatment is talk therapy, which may be helpful for many people. However, it doesn’t work for everyone—and it may take months or years of trial and error to find the right therapist for you. 

EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) may also be extremely helpful, especially in instances where past trauma is involved. Talk to your therapist about trying this extremely well-researched therapy.

Holistic Modalities 

We recommend seeking out alternative and holistic options like chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, and emotional clearing techniques. These modalities understand the relationship between anxiety and the nervous system, and these practitioners are often very accustomed to treating chronic and elusive conditions that affect both body and mind. Acupuncture specifically has been studied for its potential positive affect on anxiety and the results are very promising. 


You can also speak with your hoslitic practitioner about supplements like 5-HTP, GABA, Valerian, Magnesium, L-Theanine, Vitamin D3, nootropics and B Vitamins. Some imbalances in the nervous system are due to nutrient or amino acid deficiencies, and you find the correct balance of supplements, you may start to feel a lot better. 

Use a CES Device like the CES Ultra 

This is our FAVORITE treatment option for anxiety because it’s safe, effective, simple, affordable, and it has helped millions of people overcome their anxiety, without bringing negative side effects or dependency along for the ride.

In fact, about 75% of users reported significant improvement in their anxiety after using CES consistently for about 2 weeks.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Anxiety

A Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Device (CES Device) is a small, handheld device which stimulates specific areas of the brain with a tiny electric current. This microcurrent helps reorganize electrical signaling in the brain. Overtime, using a CES device has been shown to regulate neurotransmitters and improve neurochemical imbalances. These effects improve anxiety and insomnia in many users—so much so that some registered CES devices are cleared by the FDA as safe and effective treatment for anxiety and insomnia. There is also evidence that CES devices may help with depression, learning and memory, focus, and stress relief.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation devices deliver gentle microcurrent, often via gelled electrode pads or ear clips, to stimulate tissue in the hypothalamic area of the brain with a well- studied, healing frequency of 100 hz.

The hypothalamus controls many important functions of the body, including temperature regulation, appetite and weight control, emotions, sleep cycles, blood pressure and heart rate. This gentle stimulation prompts the brain to return to a state of homeostasis and normal production of neurotransmitters, which restores proper chemical rhythm and balance. CES promotes healthy serotonin, melatonin and B-Endorphin levels while decreasing cortisol, the “stress” hormone that can throw your body out of balance.

How to use CES Ultra to remove anxiety
Teenage boy uses the CES Ultra device to remove anxiety

To use a CES device, simply place the ear clips on your ear lobes or the electrode pads behind your ears, and turn the device on. Set the stimulation level so that it’s comfortable for you. You can use CES while working, walking, reading, journaling, watching TV, meditating, and going about your day!

Learn more about CES therapy and try a CES Ultra device for 60 days, risk free, here.

Step 5: Enter Maintenance

Once you get the worst of your symptoms under control and feel like you can face your days again, you’ll likely enter a period of maintenance. You may struggle periodically with anxiety, but you’ll be able to reintroduce treatments as needed.

The goal during the maintenance period is for the anxiety to be less severe, and go on for less time, than it once did. It’s possible that you’ll slip out of maintenance and back into the thick of it from time to time. Steps 1-4 can be revisited as needed.

Our favorite tool in the “maintenance” period of recovery is the CES Ultra. Many CES Ultra users will be able to use it less and less frequently, until they’re only using it as needed in acute situations. It will often quickly ‘reset’ the nervous system to a place of calm.

Step 6: Recover and Thrive

Recover and thrive? Some people with anxiety will never fully reach this point, and that’s okay. You can still live a rich, full, and beautiful life, even if you struggle from time to time with anxiety. Work with your practitioner and your support system to frame out your life so that you can still live and enjoy it, even when you’re dealing with anxiety.

However, some anxiety sufferers have and will one day reach a point where they can truly say “My anxiety is gone.” This recovery may last for the rest of their life, or it many last a few years before another bout of anxiety. Regardless, it is a powerful thing to be able to look inside yourself and honestly say, “I no longer have anxiety.”

If this is your goal and your hope, we recommend continuing to work with your healthcare provider(s), using your maintenance and coping strategies, and having faith that you can one day remove anxiety permanently from your life.

A Message for The Anxiety or Insomnia Sufferer

Since I overcame my anxiety in 2020 thanks to the CES Ultra, I have been anxiety-free for almost 2 years, and it’s an incredible feeling. Right now, I can honestly say “my anxiety is gone.” I know that one day I may experience it again, but I’m so much less afraid now, because I know exactly what to do if it returns. I’ll lean on my support system, enlist the help of supplements, and especially, use my CES Ultra to retrain my nervous system back to a place of clarity and calm. You can read more about my experience with the CES Ultra here.

If you struggle with anxiety or insomnia (or both, like I did) I just want you to know that you’re not alone. I’ve been there—in the very depths of despair, feeling like my life would never be my own again.

But guess what? Your life IS your own, and there IS hope. You will not always feel this way. It gets better. There is life after severe anxiety and insomnia, and it’s a beautiful life full of love and light. I want that life for you.

Try CES For Yourself And Start Feeling Better

I wish I could shout my story from the rooftops so that everyone who has every had anxiety or depression or insomnia or even just feels stressed out or a little blue would try the CES Ultra. You can even try it for 60 days and get your money back if it doesn’t help you (but I really think it will.)

You can order the CES Ultra and try it for 60 days risk free, here:

It’s so safe, so easy to use, so rock solid, so convenient. It just makes sense. If you want to remove anxiety from your life, don’t wait. You have nothing to lose. CES Ultra really could be the thing that gets you over the hump and back on the road to recovery and maintenance.

This is my personal, true story. I can’t wait to hear your story, too. Order CES Ultra here.

**This article is written for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice. Always work with a qualified healthcare provider when making decisions about your health and wellness.