Here is some information that my T gave me concerning my anxiety. Luckily, the web page was listed at teh bottom of the handouts, so I can share.
This link has a bunch of information about anxiety. To be honest, this is the first I've seen of it, so I haven't read it yet.http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/minipax.cfm?mini_ID=21
This next link is one of the handouts that he gave me that describes "mindfulness".http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/docs/ACF3C5B.pdf
This is the handout with my mindfulness exercise that I am doing about five times per day (it takes about three minutes):http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/docs/ACF3C6F.pdf
And this final link is the worksheet that I haven't been filling out:http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/docs/ACF8C4.pdf
I had a terrible time yesterday. I had an almost unprecedented level of anxiety. Unfortunately, the day before, I had sensed that I had pissed my wife off. She said I didn't, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I had and the anxiety just built all day long. My normal pulse is 68, but yesterday, I was running at 100 all day. I couldn't get things to slow down at all. I tried the mindfulness exercise and even it didn't help. It sucked. I found last night, that I had pissed her off, we fought a little, I broke down and cried a lot, and after everything settled down, my pulse was at 80. I still felt very anxious though, but it was down to a normal
high level of anxiety for me. At that point, I was able to start doing those exercises to bring my pulse back down to around 74.
Today, I am still feeling a bit anxious, but my pulse is in the low 70's and when I do the exercise, I am bringing it down to the low 60's and can actually stay relaxed for 10-15 minutes. It's not much, but it does get easier the more and more I do this. I've only been doing it for about three weeks, so it's still new for me. And the first week, I kept forgetting and would only do it once or twice a day, if at all. I'm getting better.
Anyways, this might be a useful tool for you too.