Anxiety and stress exist along a spectrum of intensity, from a subtle inability to be relaxed, to anxiety/panic attacks. The sensations and feelings they create in us can be very unpleasant, wear us out and create difficulty in our relationships with others.
Counselling can help reduce the anxiety, so there is less stress in your life. When you experience less stress it increases the potential to get more from life and better relate to your family, loved ones and friends. It can help you understand and therefore reduce the suppressive effect stress and anxiety have in the different areas of your life
By creating a safe and none judgemental environment I can help you develop an practical awareness of the anxiety as it builds up, and to recognise triggers. Together we can work towards healing and reduce its effects.
Below are listed some of the negative symptoms of anxiety and stress which may be experienced. :
- Stopping achievements.
- Health – mental and physical problems.
- Preventing peace of mind.
- Make us short tempered.
- Causing tensions in relationships, family life and career.
- Unstable emotional states – angry outbursts or shutting down.
- Withdrawing from life and avoiding social situations.
- The inability to sleep well.
- Addiction to food, alcohol, television, sex, drugs and other distractions to
numb or escape from the usually unrecognised pain.
- Causing fatigue.
- Feeling of dread and apprehension.
By attending counselling we can work at reducing the effects of the symptoms which are getting in the way of enjoying life.
A Bit More Information:
Stress and anxiety are actually different, however they can accentuate each other. Stress is usually associated by external influences such as work, financial problems and relationship disharmony to name a few. While anxiety is caused by internal influences or unconscious beliefs. Anxiety as opposed to stress is due to internal forces.
Simplistically put, anxiety can be viewed as a state of internal/unconscious expectation of some future threat (which is not always real). This can be a constant process which the sufferer is not always aware of.
These feelings can lead to or be combined with low self-esteem and low self-worth possibly leading to isolation and depression.
As with other issues, responses to stress and states of anxiety may have roots in early childhood negative experiences whose impact is reinforced through later negative experiences.
Counselling can provide the opportunity for healing, release from the issue and realise more peace in life for you.