What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, fear, apprehension, or worry. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, which occurs when we feel threatened, under pressure or in a stressful situation. The normal level of worry is actually natural and vital for motivation to solve problems.
We all have experienced it from time to time.
However, if these natural responses are persistent until it interferes with daily life, it is called Anxiety Disorder. There are different types of anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Do I have anxiety disorder?
Notice if these anxiety symptoms are too overwhelmed or disturbing you in a daily basis.
Major symptoms of Anxiety include:
- Excessive worry about different things
- Difficulty controlling the worry
Anxiety Disorder can also manifest in some other different symptoms, psychologically and physically.
Psychological symptoms may include:
- Feeling nervous or on edge
- Inability to relax
- Trouble concentrating
- Sleeping problems
Physical symptoms may include:
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle tension and aches
What you can do at home to help when you feel anxious?
- Count 1 to 10 slowly
- Take deep breaths, inhale deeply and exhale slowly
- Talk to someone
- Listen to music
- Watch funny videos
I am here to help you with the disturbing anxiety, we will use combination of approaches to rationalise the unwanted and unreasonable fears.
Put things in a more neutral perspective. You will have a treatment plan tailored to suit your own unique personality and individual situation.
You can be ensured not only of a qualified and professional therapist, but also true compassion and understanding of your own unique circumstance. Get in touch.