IS ANXIETY TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?

What is anxiety?

Small levels of anxiety are normal and healthy to have throughout life. It allows your brain to communicate and alert you about the potential danger ahead. Everyone has experienced some form of anxiety or anxiousness, and that’s okay! Anxiety disorders are a bit different. It’s a grouping of disorders that inflict constant overwhelm, fear and anxiety. Because the levels of these groups of anxieties are heightened, you may find yourself avoiding social situations, family functions, school, and even work that may trigger or make the symptoms worse.

Types of anxiety disorders:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

You may have feelings of excessive and unrealistic worry, accompanied with tension for little to no reason.

Panic Disorder

You may have feelings of excessive and unrealistic worry, accompanied with tension for little to no reason.

Social Anxiety Disorder

You may have feelings of excessive and unrealistic worry, accompanied with tension for little to no reason.

phobia

Specific Phobias

You may have feelings of excessive and unrealistic worry, accompanied with tension for little to no reason.

Agoraphobia

You may have feelings of excessive and unrealistic worry, accompanied with tension for little to no reason.

Separation Anxiety

You may have feelings of excessive and unrealistic worry, accompanied with tension for little to no reason.

What can cause anxiety?

Experts have found it to be a combination of factors that can cause anxiety, including stress levels, diet, and genetics. Some risk factors that can play a role include:

  • History of substance abuse. The effects of substance abuse or withdrawal can cause sensations that mirror anxiety symptoms.
  • Personality type.   People with Type A personality types have a greater chance of developing an anxiety disorder.
  • Serious trauma. Childhood abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or intense military experiences
  • Gender. Women are twice as likely to develop a generalized anxiety disorder than men.
  • Other medical conditions. Conditions such as heart disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, IBS, and respiratory disorders can invoke anxiety responses.

General anxiety symptoms may include:

  • Feelings of restlessness, on edge
  • Feelings of irritability
  • Sleep issues, finding it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • Muscle tension
  • Feeling fatigued easily
  • Finding it difficult to concentrate
  • Struggling to control feelings of worry
  • Trembling
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath or a hard time catching your breath
  • Chest tightness

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The last few years have been especially hard. Emotions can run high in couples, families, and communities as we try and navigate our current climate. Even the stress of simply living through a pandemic can generate feelings of anxiety and panic. And also- our human experience is beautiful, complex, and intricate. There are ways of working with anxiety that can reduce its impact. If you choose me to join you on your healing journey, I will do my best to help you achieve peace, connection, and wholeness. For yourself and for those you love.

Change is possible, and together, I will help you learn the tools to help cultivate the life you want and deserve. 

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