Looking for anxiety help? If you struggle with panic attacks, chronic worry, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder, here’s help that’s practical and powerful.
Anxiety disorders are generally very treatable, but when you experience one, you probably find it hard to overcome. The reason is that, while you have the ability to recover, anxiety literally Tricks you into using methods which make your fears worse rather than better.
Anxiety often feels like something that has invaded your life, something you have to resist and oppose. However, the worst problems come from our efforts to resist and remove anxiety, rather than from the anxiety itself. The more you fight an anxiety disorder, the more it grows. It’s like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.
Anxiety can be brought on by a particular situation or trigger, such as moving, a job change, getting married, a change in a relationship, or starting a new phase in your life. But sometimes the trigger for anxiety is not as obvious and anxiety can be mistaken for anger, stress, or even a heart attack! No matter the trigger, therapy can help.
People who struggle with chronic anxiety often say “the harder I try, the worse it gets”. This scares them, and makes them think they can’t recover. What it really means is they’ve been using methods that made it worse, and they just need new methods.
I will teach you how to make peace with your anxiety and with the feelings your body experiences. Learning to let go of the resistance is key, as is developing an awareness of your triggers – both mental and physical. Regular meetings and accountability are also important.
Part of your treatment will also include instruction on relaxation techniques to help you feel better quickly, and to give you tools to manage your symptoms right away.
If you are looking for help with anxiety in the Orlando area call me at 407-696-9909 for more information about how my services can benefit you.