We all feel anxiety at some time or another. Do you struggle with excessive worry and racing thoughts? Do you spend too much time worrying about the future and not enough time enjoying the present?
Everyone feels anxious some of the time. Anxiety in the right amount is a good thing. In its best form, anxiety is a signal that tells us to prepare for a potential problem. People who struggle with anxiety often worry too much and often have great difficulty turning the feeling off. They may feel as though they live in a constant state of emergency, making it difficult to sleep, undermining ones ability to feel productive. It may affect digestion and cause chronic muscle tension, chest pain and even headaches. It may also strain relationships with others and it compromises our physical health in a myriad of ways.
The problem we need to focus on is when anxiety is in overdrive. We can become fixated on everyday topics such as:
• Career and our work
• Our future
• Finding meaning in life
It’s a time when your mind is overburdened with stressful thoughts and you cannot come to terms with the present situation. You feel scared and the anxiety does not stop.
If anxiety isn’t treated properly, panic can set in and you may feel immobilized and scared. You know there isn’t any actual physical danger in front of you, but you want to run away as fast as you can anyway. You pace back and forth in a fury. You wish you didn’t feel this way, but you believe you have no control over it.
HOW WE CAN HELP
If you struggle with anxiety what are your options? We often begin our work by educating our clients about their nervous systems. Understanding the role of anxiety and why it develops plays a powerful role in managing symptoms. We also discuss lifestyle factors that can help to support a healthy nervous system. Psychotherapy allows us the opportunity to explore beliefs and assumptions that may contribute to anxiety, such as perfectionism and other irrational beliefs.
The good news is that I have helped many people in my practice overcome their anxiety. I totally understand what you are experiencing, and I will help you work through it.
My method for treating anxiety and stress is by first exploring whether they are related to unresolved issues from your:
• Situational circumstances
• Negative/distorted thoughts.
After exploring the root cause, I then apply different modalities to resolve the issues permanently.
For example, Talk therapy and Focusing; Focusing is a way to relax the body through guided visualization, after which we explore, still in the relaxed state, what the core issue is. The exercise goes deep into the mind and makes permanent changes. You will get new insights into your problem(s) and a sense of relief.
Therapy is a safe, effective and proven treatment for those who suffer with anxiety.
It’s comforting to know that anxiety will no longer dominate your life. Together, we will succeed.