Help for Stress and Worry
Unfortunately you may be all too familiar with anxiety and its effects. You may get undesirable rushes of emotions. Thoughts might begin to circulate through you rapidly as you try to get a handle on what is happening. At other times, you may feel frozen or find yourself avoiding things. You may even experience a heart beat increase, breathing issues, and sweating. Perhaps you are feeling frustrated with why you can’t just “get over it” or be unaffected.
It is in fact difficult to “just snap out of it.” One of the most difficult things about anxiety is that it has a physical aspect to it that takes charge over the rest of your system. When stress and worry hit, your auto response system often kicks in quickly before you even have time to utilize the strengths of your complete mental and emotional system.
Just as your leg automatically responds to a tap on your knee, your body has a fast path response to things you fear. You can be the most rational person in the world at times and still have anxiety or fear that seems irrational. Really, your body is doing what it is supposed to do. It is responding to perceived danger.
When you perceive danger, your danger response system gets engaged immediately. Responses can include flight (anything from avoiding it altogether to immediately leaving), fight (which often looks like anger), or freezing (an inability to act on things even when you have the best of intentions).
As you already know, anxiety affects your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. You may feel confused as to what to do about it. You may be embarrassed to let anyone know about how much it is really impacting you. I am passionate about helping my clients feel empowered, understand the origins of their anxious responses, and supporting them in building tools to create new responses and a more fulfilling and peaceful existence.
If you would like to talk more about your situation, please call me at (949)342-4548 or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.