WHAT IS ANXIETY?
Anxiety refers to the experience of excessive and uncontrollable worry in certain situations.
Anxiety can affect us in different ways, from influencing our thoughts and feelings to causing physiological arousal.
On this page, you can find out more about different ways you might experience anxiety and how anxiety treatment can help you develop healthy coping mechanisms and improve your wellbeing.
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WHAT ARE ANXIETY SYMPTOMS?
There are different ways you might experience anxiety.
Below is a list of anxiety symptoms that can affect your mind and body.
- Feeling nervous and unable to relax
- Increased heart rate
- Uncontrollable worry and fear
- Mind racing and feelings of dread
- Intrusive thoughts
- Headaches or feeling light-headed and dizzy
- Panic attacks
ANXIETY TREATMENT AT EMOTIONMATTERS
Anxiety is a condition that can negatively affect so many areas of your life, and requires targeted anxiety treatment.
There are many different types of anxiety therapy available at EmotionMatters, working with both your mind and body for a complete anxiety treatment.
Anxiety counselling can help you find healthy ways to cope with your current distressing psychological and physiological symptoms. Counsellors may use different tools and techniques to help you manage your anxiety.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you understand how your thoughts, behaviours and emotions interact to worsen your anxiety symptoms.
We will explore what triggers your anxiety, teach you skills to challenge your thinking and show you tools to help relieve your physical symptoms.
Anxiety therapy can help you delve deeper into the underlying root cause for your anxiety and help you improve your wellbeing.
During the initial stage of therapy you will learn new coping skills to help you alleviate your physical symptoms of anxiety.
As anxiety therapy progresses we look to identify the inner struggles underlying your anxiety, and support you in building new healthy patterns for managing and coping with life and relationships.
Psychiatric treatment for anxiety may include a combination of medical and psychological interventions to help reduce your anxiety.
Our psychiatrist can provide diagnostic assessment, psychiatric coaching and prescribe anti-anxiety medication to help you reduce physical symptoms and modify your response to triggers.
Balanced nutrition plays an important role in reducing anxiety. Our nutrition team will help you create an eating and lifestyle plan to calm your mind and body, give you greater vitality, and help you balance your hormones.
Our MindHealth programme combines psychological and nutritional interventions, to help you improve your wellbeing and reduce your anxiety.
This holistic approach is our gold standard for anxiety treatment.
ANXIETY SELF-HELP NOW
You may not be ready to talk to us yet, so here are some self-help strategies that can help you reduce your anxiety symptoms:
- Opening up to someone you trust can be a relief and help you better understand your worries and anxiety.
- Look after your physical health by getting enough sleep and following a balanced diet that can stabilise your mood and energy levels.
- Regular exercise will help you battle stress and release tension, as your brain releases endorphins which will improve your mood.
- Breathing exercises, mindfulness and relaxation techniques will help calm your mind.
- Keep a diary of the situations that make you feel anxious and note how you’ve reacted in each situation. This will help you identify potential triggers for your anxiety.
- Avoid things that can exacerbate your anxiety, such as smoking, caffeine and alcohol.