Anxiety often means different things to different people, but there are some common symptoms that you might be experiencing. These may include:
- Racing or intrusive thoughts
- Heart palpitations
- Lack of focus or brain-fog
- Avoiding situations, especially social situations
- Unfounded worries about health
- Poor sleep
- Problems with weight
- Inability to switch-off or relax
- Becoming fixated and unable to rationalise or let go of problems
- Making mountains out of molehills
- Replaying unhappy memories of the past
- Relationship problems
You might be reading this list and saying to yourself that this is your life and this is how you feel most of the time. Or perhaps you’re just tired of always feeling exhausted and feeling like you’re missing out? I know I did.
Anxiety can hit when there doesn’t even seem to be a reason, and it’s debilitating and takes all the enjoyment out of life. It is more common than we might think, but thankfully that doesn’t mean that we have to put up with it. We know so much now about anxiety and other mental health issues; I have a toolbox of evidenced-based techniques that will help you, not only manage your anxiety symptoms, but will also give you the control back so that you are no longer at the mercy of these feelings and sensations.
In my own experience of anxiety, I found myself floundering. Simply talking about my problems only exacerbated them. The more I talked about what was bothering me, the more I thought about it, and the deeper it became embedded in my mind.
I realised that this isn’t how we get past the old bull**** and live a better life.
Firstly, we need to learn how to calm the nervous system using evidence-based techniques. Next, we put the past or worries about the future to one side; I have some great tools to make this as easy as possible for you. Finally, feeling calmer, and knowing that we are in the driving seat, no longer at the whim of an anxious mind, we build a more positive, healthier mindset.
This is why I trained as a therapist – to help other people do what I did. I want every single client to leave me equipped to deal with everything life can throw at them.
There is a commitment. I promise that I will help you make the changes you need, but I only work with people who are ready to commit at least 30 minutes a day to change. Why? Because you don’t have to be in therapy for months or years to get a result. However, you do have to put a small amount of effort in, every day, consistently.
Think of how we teach children to tie their shoelaces. We don’t sit them down for hours on end, instead we encourage them to keep on practicing every day. That’s how our brains work and learn; developing consistent habits leads to permanent change.
If you’d like to know how I can help you, please get in touch. I’d love to chat with you either over the phone or by email and plan how to move you forward.
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