Anxiety is an all-purpose word that describes several disorders.
Anxiety may cause severe nervousness, fear, excessive worrying, as well as the physical symptoms of a racing heart, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, upset stomach, restlessness, muscle tension, irritability, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank among others. The daily life of the individual can be impacted greatly by severe anxiety. Especially, if they begin to avoid the things that cause anxiety. Our anxiety therapy sessions can help you get relief!
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Why Do I Get Anxious? Is Anxiety Normal?
When we get anxious our bodies are just doing what they are meant to do however it is not very helpful or adaptive in our peaceful modern society.
Anxiety is a normal biological fight or flight response to a perceived threat. For example, our bodies react as if we are being attacked by a bear even when the threat is not life-threatening. A good illustration of this is if we detect something that makes us concerned we might lose our job our bodies respond the same as if we are being attacked by a bear. Severe anxiety no longer serves a purpose in today’s society when the increased cortisol and adrenaline is not necessary as we have no need to fight dangerous wildlife. In fact, when anxiety is so severe in these less pressing and physical situations it cuts off resources to our brain and higher thinking functions that are crucial to solving the problem we are so worried about.
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How Can Anxiety Therapy Help?
- Learn new ways to cope with anxiety
- Teach you new ways to react to the usual triggers
- Identify and shift thought patterns connected to anxiety
- Understand the root cause of anxiety – Long-lasting treatment is most successful when you can make sense of where the anxiety came from