Anxiety is a feeling your subconscious mind gives you when it’s worried you’re under attack. When there is real, life-threatening danger, this is useful. But if your body starts reacting like it’s under attack in response to events that are not real threats that issues emerge.
If you have experienced that pounding heart, rapid breathing, out of body experience and difficulty concentrating you are not alone. Anxiety and panic attacks are extremely common and uncomfortable.
The Many Forms of Anxiety
Whether you call it stress, worry, fear or avoidance, anxiety can manifest itself in many ways:
- You may feel a generalized feeling of anxiety at most times
- A specific trauma can cause you to feel anxiety when certain stressors occur that remind you of the event
- You may experience fear or develop phobias
- Social settings may become triggers for you
- You may start trying to control your anxiety and develop a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Anxiety can impact you in all aspects of your life:
- You can experience physical issues, such as appetite changes, muscle tension, insomnia and a lowered immune system
- Anxiety can affect your relationships with your family, friends and co-workers
- You may start to avoid situations you normally enjoyed, withdraw from people and social situation, and feel depressed or angry.
The Path to Living an Anxiety-Free Life
The good news is that in most cases, anxiety is highly treatable through counselling and therapy, and it is possible to say goodbye to your uncomfortable feelings and patterns, and experience positive and effective change.
Because anxiety can show itself in so many ways, and the root cause could be a recent or historical event(s), Jill will assess your specific situation and identify the factors that have contributed to your anxiety. Then, she will design a personal program, drawing from the therapies most likely to quickly resolve your issues.
Whether your anxiety is experienced as fear of driving, speaking in public, social anxiety or performing in sports or the arts Jill can help you resolve this and begin to feel better very quickly.
Evolution has provided our body with two nervous systems. One is experienced as the stress response, which if you are reading this you are already familiar with. The other is experienced the relaxation response, which is very pleasant and comfortable.
The uncomfortable feelings of anxiety are the symptoms or expression of a root cause. In order to change your experiences in the present and future it is important to find the root cause of the anxiety and resolve the experience, situation or perceptions that triggered the anxiety. This will allow you to move forward free of those uncomfortable feelings so that you can pursue your dreams and enjoy your life.
Let Go of Uncomfortable Feelings and Start Living Your Life on Purpose
Through counselling and therapy, you can experience relief and let go of your uncomfortable feelings of anxiety, stress and fear and start living a purposeful life. You will be able to choose your path instead of reacting and fully participate in all areas of your life without restriction. Best of all, you will feel calm, relaxed and happy.
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