Do you worry constantly or feel anxious and tense even over small events?
Do you experience intense anxiety or nervousness when faced with social situations and avoid going places or seeing people?
Do you fear being judged or criticized by others and worry about looking bad, making mistakes or being embarrassed in front of others?
Are you riddled with a powerless sense of imminent danger, a place where rising panic can be difficult to quell?
Does anxiety make it tricky to get on with regular life and enjoy each day?
These are familiar symptoms for those grappling with anxiety.
Even if anxiety has been plaguing you for years, there's a possibility for change.
I know, since anxiety and panic were frequent visitors of mine for many years, showing up at the most inconvenient times.
I've since learned that anxiety is the product of a dysregulated nervous system and that mindfulness, self-compassion and other therapeutic techniques can help the system settle naturally, even in the midst of panic.
If you're suffering from anxiety, it’s important to know that it's not your fault, nor is it caused by anything that you have or haven’t done.
Also, it might help to understand that you're not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 40 million adults, or 18% of Americans, experience an anxiety disorder. The good news? There's help.
Like many other illnesses, effective treatments exist to halt the suffering and reconnect you to a happier, healthier life.
So if you frequently experience ...
- Constant feelings of dread
- A pounding heart, the racing heightened by the slightest fright
- Anticipation of the worst, regardless of evidence
- Physical symptoms like headaches, sweating, shakes and jumpiness, trouble concentrating, a frequent need to urinate and stomach uneasiness
Or if you often think...
- “It’s safer to stay at home.”
- “But what if…”
- “I can’t breath / do this / relax / stop / switch off!”
- “They or I could be in danger!”
... Then I’m glad you're reading this. If you’d like help in reducing anxiety, please contact me today.
The services offered are not medical treatment or psychological therapy, and are not performed by a medical professional. Please consult with your doctor or therapist to determine if mindfulness, MindBody Therapy, NARM or Somatic Experiencing® is right for you.