Your anxiety can be treated
Suffering from anxiety can be extremely debilitating and is usually endured in silence, because those around you often misunderstand the condition. Managing your anxiety is difficult enough, but even harder when people start giving you unsolicited, unprofessional advice like, “quit worrying” or “stay calm.”
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and excessive worrying. These disorders affect how you feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms such as a pounding heart, sweating, headaches, stomach upset, shortness of breath and muscle tension. Anxiety can feel so overwhelming that it affects your ability to study, work, socialize and follow a daily routine. Left untreated, it can become a serious medical condition, developing from a complex set of biological and environmental factors, including genetics, biochemistry, and traumatic life events. Anxiety at this level cannot be ignored. Medical and psychological intervention is not only necessary, but critical for your daily functioning.
Fortunately, anxiety is a highly treatable condition and symptoms can be managed with therapy.
You are not alone
“I just need some space and time alone.”
This is one of the most common responses that one hears from a person experiencing acute anxiety. It is also one of the most damaging ways to cope with anxiety. Deliberate isolation can have a profoundly negative effect on anxiety, in a way that few people even realize. Feeling lonely and disconnecting yourself from the world is both a cause and a symptom of anxiety. Some people experience anxiety because they feel incredibly isolated. Others feel they need to be alone to reduce their anxiety. Both of these are due to faulty thinking caused by anxiety.
Listening with heart
We make it easier for you to talk about what’s going on by holding the therapeutic space for you, listening with an open heart and without judgment. We are on your side. Your experience of anxiety is unique to you and through the therapeutic process we will both gain a greater understanding of your circumstance and condition. Knowledge is power and verbalizing what is going on is the first step towards your healing journey.
The Benefits of Counseling for Anxiety
There are a number of therapeutic approaches that can be used to treat anxiety. Of these, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be the most effective and in fact the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety. CBT puts you through a process of slowing down your racy, adrenaline-infused thinking, and challenging automatic negative thoughts (ANTs), beliefs and feelings. With therapy, you start to think and believe rationally, instead of allowing automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and negative feelings control your mind. As you feel more in control of your thoughts, your beliefs about yourself starts to change for the better and you develop confidence.
Physical symptoms of anxiety as they emerge, are themselves experienced with great trepidation and panic and this escalates the situation, making you feel like you’ve lost control. At Therapy Rocks you learn to approach anxiety with calmness and sit with the discomfort so you are no longer frightened by emerging symptoms and better able to manage your condition. At Therapy Rocks, we also teach you to infuse practices of Mindfulness into your daily routines to maintain an anxiety-free, positive outlook on life.
You don’t have to feel alone, lost or afraid anymore. A professional therapist at Therapy Rocks is a knowledgeable guide who can help you find a solution for your emotional pain.
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