- Do you feel paralyzed by your anxiety and worry?
- Do you overanalyze and waste energy worrying about what might go wrong?
- Is anxiety interfering with your sleep, ability to focus at work, and enjoyment of relationships with family and friends?
- Do you avoid social situations for fear of being judged, rejected or having an anxiety attack?
- Does your anxiety cause physical symptoms like sweaty palms, racing heart, difficulty taking breaths, flushing of your skin?
- Does the thought of speaking up for yourself at work at home or socially cause you anxiety?
If you struggle with anxiety you know there are times it can become a living hell. As you repetitively think about things you said or could have said or anticipate events that make you uncomfortable, it becomes hard to move forward and you may experience a loss of self confidence.
Untreated Anxiety Takes a Toll
People with anxiety often feel irritable and this can put a strain on their relationships. It also lowers a persons self confidence which in turn creates more anxiety. People with chronic anxiety often suffer from physical side effects such as headaches, weakened immune systems, ulcers and other physical ailments. As anxiety increases and persists the bodies sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) takes over . You may feel like you are in a constant state of high alert! About 20% of the population suffers with anxiety. If you are one of these people you should know there is help.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and have over 25 years experience in helping people not simply manage but overcome their anxiety. In sessions I will help you learn techniques to calm your sympathetic nervous system which may be caught in a state of constant high alert. The anxiety therapy I use also involves identifying the origins of the anxiety,resolving feelings and experiences that contribute to the anxiety and correcting negative internal dialogues and thought distortions.
In addition I have found that many people with anxiety, tend to overdo for others finding it difficult to say no or they struggle to express their feelings, especially if they believe it will result in conflict or rejection. This internalization of emotions can increase anxiety. Learning boundary setting and assertiveness skills can be very beneficial for relieving anxiety for these people.
As you go through this process you will find that you are more able to focus on the positive, worry less, and feel confident. The goal of treatment is to help you quickly and effectively eliminate or reduce your anxiety.
Click here to learn about the different types of anxiety disorders.