Managing Anxiety Is Tough...

An overwhelming feeling of panic and hopelessness washes over you….your heart is racing, your sweating, you can’t stop thinking about your job, your schoolwork, your checkbook, your scale, your Facebook account, your parents, your partner….

 

It’s too much to handle alone.

 

Everyone feels a certain amount of anxiety, and it can often be good-a motivator on a test, perhaps. But sometimes anxiety can take over, and make you feel out of control, leading to racing thoughts, physical symptoms, and panic attacks.

 

Anxiety can be one of the scariest and overwhelming emotions to deal with. Luckily, therapy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, alleviating your immediate symptoms and creating long term methods to manage these feelings, and keep your anxiety in check!  


My favorite approach to managing anxiety involves:

  • Understanding the biology and physiology of anxiety & the "fight or flight" response
  • Befriending anxiety through mindfulness
  • Utilizing a 'relaxation response' when anxiety comes up
  • Daily maintenance of health to assist in keeping anxiety to a minimum 
  • Learning your triggers for anxiety 
  • Heading anxiety off at the pass by anticipating triggers

You'll soon learn that your anxiety isn't an enemy, but a helpful tool.  Can't wait to get started with you!

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