Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Anxiety causes people to worry excessively that something bad is going to happen and they won’t be able to cope. As a result a person is in a heightened state of alert and scanning for problems that might never materialize. This can be exhausting for the person and can drain their energy levels and affect the quality of their life negatively.
I can help you decrease your anxiety levels by teaching you strategies such as differentiating between ‘current’ problems and ‘what if’ problems, help you to change unhelpful thinking patterns and also help you to practise acceptance for situations that are beyond your control.
A panic attack is when you feel a sudden urge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. The physical symptoms can include difficulty breathing, a pounding heart and some people think they are going to die. It is your interpretation of these symptoms which prolongs the panic attack. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and may cause a person to withdraw from normal everyday activities. However with treatment, you can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of panic and regain control of your life once more.