A little about anxiety
Have you noticed a combination of feeling nervous anxious or on edge, not being able to stop or control worries concerning the future? You worry about many different things, find it difficult to sit still, thinking that something horrible might happen soon and you become easily annoyed or irritable? Do you plan, prepare to prevent what you predict will be catastrophic that never happen?
If you have a combination of these feelings lasting more than 2 weeks you could be suffering from anxiety and possibly symptoms of depression.
If you are experiencing an anxiety disorder, you can experience mild to severe suffering from these symptoms and a prolonged loss of inner peace. At it’s worse anxiety can cause a feeling of dread, doom and turmoil. To feel better you will need to accept that you are suffering. You will require care, compassion, communication, understanding, empathy and support to alleviate and overcome the difficulties and distress caused by an anxiety disorder.
How can I get rid of anxiety?
Overcoming anxiety is not as simple as someone telling you to get up and get on. You’ll need time to identify and access the right resources or professional help to regain their inner strength to be your best to feel your fears and do the thing you fear most. In most cases, you are more able to cope but have underestimated your ability to cope than you think. Worrying and catastrophic make-up thoughts can cause a lot of fear, so can real problems.
It is useful to remember is that anxiety is not a thing. It does not have a life of its own and its not an object to own, neither is made up worrying thoughts. If you own anxiety it will own you. If you make anxiety a thing and own it, you will pay a lot of your time and attention focusing on your symptoms. How you view symptoms of anxiety is determines how you take responsibility for your healing and recovering from the consequences of suffering these symptoms.
If you think the symptoms cost you more than they benefit, you are more likely to take steps to recover your motivation and become more active, functional and productive and at peace- free from distress and have the ability to problem-solve.
Anxiety is caused by grouping different symptoms that you experience causing your distress. When combined, these symptoms can make you to feel mentally, emotionally and physically unwell. Experiencing these combined symptoms can cause you to lose the drive, sense of purpose, enjoyment and limits engagement in daily activities further causing a lack of energy and lack of achievement.
The symptoms will cause you to feel slow, or hyper due to increased adrenaline being released in the bloodstream of the body. This can result in increased heart rate, racing thoughts, unusual sensations in your stomach, frequent trips to the toilet, dizziness, lightheadedness, hot flushes, pins and needles. You might find that outwardly you have become isolated, withdrawn, avoid communication and challenge interpersonal relationship and social activities.
NB – If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you are distressed, please talk with your GP first to ensure these are not a symptom of a physical health condition.
Symptoms of anxiety can cause or trigger symptoms of depression as symptoms of depression can cause symptoms of anxiety and result in low self-esteem. The symptoms of anxiety can exist on their own or with symptoms of depression.
Cognitive Behavioural Transformation (CBT) will teach you skills to spot and stop the thoughts and spot the behaviours you do to cause your anxiety. We will teach you new skills and behaviours that will help you develop the expertise you need to manage your distress and restore your peace.
• Health anxiety and Generalised
• Post-trauma symptoms-(PTSD)
• Social anxiety
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ÒCD)
• Panic disorder