If these questions apply to you anxiety counselling may be helpful by:
Anxiety is one of the most prevalent emotional health difficulties in Canada. Anxiety counselling can assist you in learning coping and resilience strategies, techniques to calm your mind and relax your body that will put you in control when anxiety shows up.
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?”