Anxiety

What to do When Anxiety hits you like a brick.


Let’s be honest. Everyone has some degree of anxiety in their lives. Anxiety is natural and sometimes a necessary feeling to have. But when does it begin to become a problem?
Here are a few litmus tests to see if you may need a bit of help:
  • It’s consistent. You recognize that there’s always a level of anxiety throughout the day, every day.
  • It’s starting to interfere with normal life. (ex. Avoiding certain places, dropping responsibilities)
  • It is intense, causing all sorts of physical symptoms
  • You’re having insomnia 

A note on panic attacks

Not everyone suffering with anxiety has panic attacks. Panic attacks are normally short but intense bursts of anxiety. The panic attack itself is a scary sensation because of how sudden it.
Symptoms include:
  • Fast heart beat and chest pains 
  • Gasping for air
  •  Feeling like you’re going to pass out 
  • Shaking 
  • Nausea 
  • Feeling detached, like you’re observing yourself 

The good news

Anxiety is treatable. There are well documented techniques that’ve proven to effectively reduce anxiety. One of those is the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). We begin by acknowledging your thought patterns, physical symptoms and behaviours. 
Our trained therapists will help you to gain the skills for countering troubling thoughts and behaviours. Begin on a journey to re-wire your brain and body to feel more at ease within yourself.

For Anxiety Counselling, call Alana today or alternatively book an appointment online.

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