Everyone has things that make them feel stressed, worried or on edge in life, that’s just part of being human.
Having these types of emotions is perfectly natural and not a reason to be overly hard on yourself. The problem is that at certain points in our lives our brain appears to latch onto seemingly minor issues and make them the centre of our focus. Without even realising it we can become obsessive and extremely anxious about things that others seem to never even notice.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental states that we can help with, and it impacts the lives of people from all walks of life. The key is to know when anxiety is becoming an issue and to seek out the right kind of help.
Does anxiety suddenly stop?
If you’re seeking help with anxiety and you turn to a friend, they will often tell you not to worry about whatever it is that’s making you anxious. The problem is that to break the cycle of stress and worry you need to be able to focus on the root causes of the issue, develop coping mechanisms, and learn to expose yourself to your triggers rather than avoid them. If you could simply stop being anxious, then anxiety would never have become a problem in the first place.
How do you cope with anxiety?
Everyone is different, with different backstories, personal histories and ways of looking at the world. Accepting that what makes you anxious has no impact on many of the people around you, but that they themselves have their own anxieties, is key to learning to cope. Once you take this all-important step it’s all about finding the right approach that works for you.
Does counselling reduce anxiety?
Counselling for anxiety gives you the chance to really focus on how your anxiety started and where it comes from. Issues like health, money and socialising are all common triggers of severe anxiety, and learning about what they mean to you can shed light on why you feel the way you do.
If you identify with any of the feelings below, you could find personal anxiety support highly beneficial:
- Constant worry, stress and obsessive thoughts about the same thing
- A tendency to avoid everyday occurrences you never used to mind
- A lack of perspective about anything outside of your anxious thoughts
- Feeling the need to constantly seek reassurance about the same thing(s)
- Worthlessness and lack of self confidence triggered by feelings of anxiety
- Viewing your anxiety as the central issue in your life, irrespective of what else is going on
How can we help you with feelings of anxiety?
We focus on getting to know you through a range of online anxiety counselling options that allow us to take your treatment in a truly personal direction. It’s about getting to the root of the issue that’s been impacting your life, discussing how likely the thing you’re constantly anxious about is, and developing strategies for coping and exposure going forward.
If you would like to hear more about how we can help you learn to cope with anxiety, please get in touch with our team today. And remember: you can break the cycle of anxious thoughts.
Anxiety can present in a number
of ways, here are just a few:
- Racing thoughts
- Uncontrollable over-thinking
- Feelings of panic or dread
- Feeling irritable
- Problems with sleep
- Changes in appetite
- Increased heart rate
- Feeling nervous or tense
Get help for your anxiety today.
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