Anxiety keeps us safe. We all have it.
In healthy doses, anxiety can be helpful. It is what causes us to drive cautiously on winter roads or not walk alone late at night.
But for some people, anxiety causes more harm than good.
Your mind is in overdrive.
You worry about worst case scenarios and all the possible "what ifs". You worry so much about the future that you are not living in the moment. You might even start to feel anxious at the thought of feeling anxious in the future.
Your body senses a threat and kicks in to warn and protect you. This is what is happening when you start breathing fast, become shaky, sweaty, etc.
It can be so exhausting!
Anxiety will never fully disappear (remember, it is helpful to a degree).
You can learn how to manage your anxiety.
- First we will learn about your anxiety by exploring triggers and causes.
- You will begin to understand what is going on inside your mind and body when you feel anxiety so you can better notice the warning signs and prepare.
- We will work on developing coping skills so you can manage your anxiety when it comes.