What I Do To Help My Anxious Loved Ones

By Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA

Do you have anxious loved ones that are suffering from anxiety, and want to know how to help them?

This blog will give you four empowering strategies to help them – and you – until we get them through this tragic scene and get them back on track to a happily ever after.

Do you ever notice how the nervous thoughts of your loved ones are taking over their life?

It’s almost as if you can see by the shift in their spirit when they’re ruminating on the very thoughts that are dragging them down into a pit of despair. It’s so hard to watch anxiety dampen the light of those we love.

Whether it be a family member, partner, spouse, husband, wife son, daughter, friend, or close relative—the effect is the same. When someone in our life is anxious, you can feel it. Anxiety robs a person of their joy, their time, and their sense of well-being. At times, anxiety can be so debilitating that people develop insomnia, lose weight, and have a difficult time accomplishing daily living tasks. It is awful to witness someone close to you in the grips of anxiety, so, let’s get into what you can do for a loved one that is suffering with anxiety.

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I’m Dr. Nicole Cain and it’s my pleasure to save you the years of research and experimentation that I’ve been through as I helped thousands of people get through the challenging chapters anxiety has caused and get back to a life story that they design with intention. Here’s what you can do to help put anxiety in the past so that they can write their own adventure and be back on their way to being that shining soul you know and love.

For those who have tried to help their loved one’s with anxiety—you know that anxiety is an awful invader of the mind and body.


Step One: Knowledge is Power. Educate Yourself.


Step Two: Engage Your Anxious Loved One on the Topic of Anxiety

The top priority as we attempt to open a dialogue about anxiety is that the person feels loved no matter what.


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So the next step would be simply asking permission to help them figure out solutions for their anxiety/ worry/ jitters or whatever they call it (if they have admitted to suffering from it).

If your loved one agrees, I recommend formalizing the process by asking them when they would be available to meet with you to brainstorm solutions.

Then when you meet together, the first step is asking them

  1. What have they tried for their anxiety?
  2. What do they know about anxiety and what it is doing to their life?
  3. What interventions have they heard about that they would be willing to try?

The FREE 7-day Anxiety Freedom Challenge is a great place to start. And further, you could present them with options, starting with listing the most non-invasive options (such as an online course or workbook), and slowly move your way to discussing in-person interventions such as seeing a therapist or doctor, etc. It is important to start with the less intensive interventions to determine their level of engagement.

Step Three: Negotiate a Plan of Action

Step Four: Helping Yourself

When a loved one is suffering, it has been observed that their caretakers and partners often neglect their own health in order to help. When trying to help anxious loved ones, it is very important and definitely not selfish to make sure that you are taking extra good care of yourself at this time.

I have developed hundreds of tools in video, audio, and written formats that I want to share with you. If you want a more in-depth approach to defeating anxiety and helping someone close to you, sign up for the free 7 day Anxiety Freedom Challenge.

Anxiety should not be a life sentence.

True mental health is a lifestyle that anyone can learn to live.

I became a doctor to help people achieve physical and mental freedom from their symptoms.

Now as an anxiety expert and integrative mental health consultant, my aim is to help as many people as possible get rid of the anxiety that is slowing them down and achieve true freedom.

Are you ready to join me on this journey?

If so, to sign up for the Free 7 Day Anxiety Freedom Challenge. You can complete the challenge yourself or help a loved one sign up. It’s free and easy to sign up. I have so much passion invested in you and your loved one’s getting set free from anxiety. Let’s do this!

Here’s to your next chapter.

-Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA

This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Whenever considering changing your protocol whether it includes a change of medications, supplements, diet or lifestyle, always speak with your primary care physician first. Dr. Nicole Cain consults with clients via telehealth and in person. Dr. Nicole Cain ND MA has helped countless people take back control of their lives, and she can help you. Learn more here: https://drnicolecain.com/getting-started and submit an application, to become a new client when you are ready.

Dr. Nicole Cain is an advocate for empowering people around the world to help themselves via her educational free resources, online courses, and membership group. You can receive the tools you need to find the root cause of your symptoms and feel healthy again.