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Learn How to Cope with Life's Changes, Challenges and Uncertainties.
Most people experience some anxiety symptoms in their life-time. However, when symptoms of anxiety are severe they can be overwhelming and debilitating. If fear, anxiety, worry and self-doubt have been impacting your ability to enjoy or participate in daily life, it may be time to seek counselling.
Anxiety looks different for different people.
Anxiety occurs on a spectrum. Mild anxiety may feel like nervousness or uneasiness, while extreme anxiety may feel like terror or panic. Anxiety is a nervous system response and therefore, has many physiological symptoms.
Symptoms of Anxiety might include:
Constant worrying and fretting about the future
Going through your day in high state of stress
Trouble sleeping due to "a busy mind"
Overwhelming feelings of panic or dread
Somatic symptoms such as
- Rapid heart rate
- Tight chest
- Shallow breathing
- Sweaty palms
As overwhelming as anxiety can feel, remember that anxiety is not actually dangerous.
Feel secure, grounded and confident in moments of change or discomfort.
This might surprise you, but healing from anxiety does not mean that you will never feel anxious again. Counselling for anxiety focuses on changing your relationship with anxiety, and finding ways to sooth your nervous system when anxiety arises.
Counselling for anxiety helps you to:
Develop new ways to response to distress
Learn skills to ground in the present moment and calm your nervous system
Practice compassion towards yourself and your anxiety symptoms
Express and process your fears and doubts
Challenge thoughts or beliefs that are not longer serving you
Ready to take charge of your life?
Book your free 20-minute video consultation today!
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