Anxiety can feel debilitating. Our anxiety counselling focuses on helping you identify your triggers and providing strategies to help you cope with the triggers that cause that horrible anxious feeling, which negatively impacts life.
Anxiety is a feeling that you can carry with you from situation to situation: from home to work to school. Or may show up in one specific situation like making a presentation. Heightened anxiety may make you feel panic. Learning a variety of tools and strategies allows you to practice when you are not anxious so you can better manage when you are anxious; no matter the location that anxiety strikes. Some of the tools and strategies you will learn include cognitive, behavioural and lifestyle balancing techniques.
If your anxiety is getting to the point where it is affecting your daily life we can help.
Anxiety can feel like it has complete control over your life. If you are missing out on day to day life and social events it is time to start learning coping strategies to help you reduce your anxiety.
People do not always recognize symptoms of anxiety in their own thoughts, behaviour and physical well-being. Many people are unaware that anxiety can cause symptoms that affect the body, chest, mouth/stomach, head, hearing, mind, sleep, skin, sight, touch, emotions, mood and feelings.
Anxiety comes with everyday life. Whether it has to do with meeting a deadline, work stressors, family challenges and more. It can come in many forms. Sometimes knowing and understanding your anxiety is the hardest part. It can affect every aspect of a person’s life: behavioural, psychological and physiological.
If you suffer from anxious feelings and leave it untreated you are putting yourself at a greater risk for substance abuse, depression and physical illnesses. Anxious feelings can be overwhelming and there are strategies taught during counselling that can bring relief. The longer you ignore your feelings, the more your anxious thoughts increase. Trying to ignore it may actually induce more feelings of panic, make it harder to cope in your job, school or social life. Long term anxiety can cause relationship difficulties, depression, parenting and less life enjoyment.
For more information on how to manage anxious thoughts check out our blog “What is Anxiety?”