What is Anxiety and Panic Attack
Anxiety symptoms are reflecting a state of mind. It is a sense that something is wrong and we have little control over it.
Anxiety affects all of us in one way or another. It can be mild or severe. For those with severe anxiety it can have major impact on our life. Panic is an extreme form of anxiety. A panic attack where you feel out of control is not a nice experience. Multiple or frequent panic attacks will impact us and limit our life.
There are many types of anxiety. Maybe we are anxious about travel, or an exam. The impact of the anxiety could mean that we don’t enjoy the holiday – from the lead-up, the getting there and being anxious all the time we are there until we return home. Or for an exam the impact is that we don’t give of our best and so don’t achieve the result we are hoping for.
There are many more examples of anxiety than this (anxious about work, driving, there are phobias – all are forms of anxiety). Give me a call, anxiety help is a speciality of mine. We can talk about your symptoms of anxiety and more. I have been through these issues many times and can help you.
Symptoms of anxiety include
- Inability to stay calm
- Poor sleep
- Being cold or sweaty – especially hands of feet
- Difficulty in concentrating – worry about the present feeling
- Feeling weak (weak legs, weak body)
- Feeling short of breath
Will Anxiety Therapy Help Me?
The purpose of anxiety therapy is to get you back to “normal”. It will start with understanding what situations cause the anxiety and panic attack and types of anxiety you experience. There are many forms of anxiety, a few need very specialist help and if we found that I would refer you to a specialist. I can handle 90% of anxiety situations.
A goal would be to identify the causes of anxiety or panic attacks and what (if anything) makes it worse (trigger situations).
Once we have come to understand what causes it we can move on to treatment for the anxiety.
There are different counselling techniques that could be used; I would choose the one (or more) depending on the circumstances. For example, if the anxiety was brought on by an experience long in the past then I would probably use psychodynamic techniques for anxiety therapy.
Our aim is to return you to a normal life. Anxiety treatment is a process, your anxiety may still occur, but at a level where you are able to recognise it and cope with it. I would expect that we can eliminate or dramatically reduce the impact of panic attacks, and just see this as a form of anxiety.
Give me a call, we can talk about your anxiety and/or panic attacks and the impact it has on you. We can set-up an exploratory session to start the process. I have been through these issues many times and can help yo