Are you sick of being overwhelmed by anxiety? Anxiety can be, quite literally, terrifying. No matter how hard you try to think yourself out of it, you can’t escape it and it just seems get worse. It’s a lonely place to be. The symptoms can leave you feeling powerless, overwhelmed and trapped.
Anxiety statistics worldwide show that anxiety disorders are common across the globe. According to the World Health Organization, 3.6 %— or about 264 million individuals worldwide — have an anxiety disorder.
There is a difference between healthy worry and debilitating anxiety. Healthy worry is helping you solve a problem, and once the problem is solved, the worry goes away. This isn’t true with anxiety. It lingers and no matter how rational something sounds. Ultimately, when anxiety takes control of your thoughts, it doesn’t let go. It can impact all areas of your life and rob you of your joy.
- Excessive worrying
- Racing thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling agitated
- Weakness and fatigue
- Racing heart
- Sweaty palms
- Difficulty breathing
- Stomach aches, headaches or other physical complaints
- Tense muscles
Counselling or psychotherapy allows a person to understand how their mind is connected to their brain, body and emotions. It will teach skills through cognitive-behavioural techniques and mindfulness, allowing them to better manage their anxiety and reduce the symptoms they are experiencing.