What is Anxiety?
Ways to Manage Anxiety
Slow breaths. Three slow counts inhale and three slow counts exhale
Live in the present moment
Avoid junk food and sugary drinks
Challenge your negative self-talk to positive self-talk
Exercise - even a brisk walk will do
Do activities that bring you joy
There are several factors that can cause anxiety: unfortunate life experiences and ongoing stressful events can impact an individual.
Anxiety is fears and worries about the future that has not happened.
Anxiety is a byproduct of living in an often chaotic world. Ongoing stressful events like the death of a loved one, mental and physical abuse, career, and traumatic events will have a cause and effect.
When anxiety becomes a daily struggle, it can affect your body. Chronic conditions associated with anxiety include asthma, diabetes, heart disease, digestive issues, skin conditions, sleep disturbances, and other serious conditions.
Anxiety, if left untreated, can lead to serious behavioural issues like excessive drinking, smoking, or other counter-productive coping mechanisms.
One way to look at anxiety is the overestimation of risk coupled with the underestimation of personal resources. E.g some people consider bungee jumping or skydiving a thrill while others consider those sports to be high risk.
Risk and Anxiety are in the eyes of the beholder.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
At Buena Vista Therapy all types of anxieties can be treated:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D)
Post Traumatic Disorder
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Physical and Psychological Signs
The symptoms of anxiety can be physical, behavioural, and psychological. Everybody experiences anxiety differently, so the signs and symptoms will be different for everybody. Some people experience a healthy low dose of anxiety while others experience a high level of anxiety that can be too much. The body and the mind will react to the cause of stress in different levels.
Anxiety can be avoided by keeping away from certain places or difficult situations, but this sort of action will only perpetuate and feed the anxiety.
The physical body can react in many ways: sweaty palms, sleep apnea, panic attacks, a fast pulse, tightening of the chest, rapid breathing, restlessness and feeling tense,
The psychological mind can catastrophize with worry, fear, and obsessive thinking.
Your therapist will help to treat your anxiety with Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. These strategic psychological treatments will help you to change your way of thinking and reduce illogical thoughts.
Whatever your current situation is, you don't have to face it alone. Support is here to make all the difference for someone going through challenging times.