No matter what you do, you can’t stop the worry and negative thinking.
You may ask yourself, “Is this what my life has come to?” Or you may even secretly wonder, “What’s wrong with me?” because you hate feeling this way but can’t seem to change it.
You may feel anxiety only about certain things, such as a phobia or an important upcoming event. Or you may feel anxious often, as if you’re on edge waiting for the next bad thing to happen.
You’re busy trying to keep everything together. You long to feel better and happier but anxiety limits you. Living with uncomfortable levels of anxiety can be draining and frustrating.
Anxiety Disorders: Common & Treatable
Experiencing high anxiety is quite common and can be a result of difficult life circumstances or other mental and emotional-related issues. Other symptoms you may notice are difficulty concentrating, tense or sore muscles and sleep problems. While anxiety can cause all these problems, an effective therapist can help alleviate them.
Anxiety’s Body Mind Connection
There’s a chance you’ve also been having physical complaints because anxiety and chronic stress leads to stomach, neck, back and headaches. When we hold so much tension in our bodies, it impacts the body negatively.
This is due to our strong body mind connection. Our stress or anxiety is often held in our bodies leaving us with physical symptoms such as heart palpitations.
It can also lead to other issues such as social isolation or withdrawal, restlessness or discomfort in our bodies. How our bodies feel impacts our mood and our mood over time impacts our bodies.
Anxiety & Stress Therapy FAQs
Doesn’t everyone feel anxious sometimes?
Of course, nervousness can creep up on anyone and feeling anxious once in a while is probably within a healthy range. After all, low levels of anxiety help us wake up in the morning, arrive on time to appointments and keep us away from danger. It also helps us follow the laws and rules of society.
How do I know if my anxiety is problematic?
If it keeps you from feeling your best, and it’s frequent enough to be annoying or frustrating, then it’s probably something that needs tending to. If you notice you worry a lot, tend to wait for the other shoe to drop or have a fearful outlook, anxiety is likely the culprit.
The way to tell between a diagnosable anxiety disorder and normal anxiety is to evaluate the extent of its impact. If your worry interferes with day-to-day life by negatively impacting your relationships and ability to accomplish what you need to, your anxiety has become problematic.
You’ll probably recognize how it keeps you from doing certain things and is generally unproductive. And since anxiety usually leads to physical symptoms, you may notice the bodily symptoms before anything else. If left untreated, anxiety can turn into panic attacks and other psychological issues as well.
The good news is therapy is effective and can really make a difference in your life.
What is involved in anxiety disorder therapy?
When we work together, I’ll help you process the issues connected to your anxiety. I’ll get an understanding of your life and any factors that may be contributing to the symptoms. This can include exploring issues from the past as well as the present in the aim of helping you move forward.
Anxiety and Stress Therapy can also help you develop new ways to help yourself feel better so you can manage stress better. I use a variety of modalities backed by research to accomplish this!
Is my anxiety inherited?
It is possible you have higher levels of anxiety because your parents or caregivers did. Likely this came about from seeing someone live in a state of almost constant worry. In any case, there are ways to work on this so you can live more balanced and calm.