It feels like anxiety is taking over your life. It feels like you can’t control your anxiety no matter how hard you try. You've tried counselling therapy but found it ineffective. You're so tired of feeling anxious, worried, and quite simply, tired of feeling tired all-of-the-time. And it feels like it's getting harder by the day.
You've been trying to find a counsellor in Winnipeg to help you with the anxiety, but haven't been able to get yourself to reach out.
If you resonate with any of the above, know that you are not alone. Anxiety is very common, and it's not your fault. It's NOT because you are weak, or because you don't have enough willpower. Like any other health problem, anxiety is very much a physiological phenomenon.
What is Anxiety?
Having some anxiety is quite healthy and normal. We all have it, and it's a wonderfully helpful evolutionary thing. It helps us to rapidly assess and respond to threats. Where it becomes problematic is when the brain sees threat in literally everything, just about all the time.
What's the difference between normal levels of anxiety and debilitating anxiety, or GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)? Watch this helpful video:
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. In many cases, medication alongside counselling therapy can significantly reduce the anxiety by addressing the underlying causes of the anxiety. As the anxiety goes down, you will be able to return to a healthier, happier, and more empowered YOU.
Often, These Are the Symptoms of Anxiety:
◻️ Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
◻️ Feelings of danger, panic or dread
◻️ Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
◻️ Increased or heavy sweating
◻️ Trembling or muscle twitching
◻️ Weakness or lethargy
◻️ Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
◻️ Insomnia, even though you feel sleepy and tired
◻️ Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
◻️ Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, which can be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
◻️ Counselling therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving strategies.
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