Anxiety disorders and Panic Attacks are more common than you think.
Anxieties and panic attacks affect 1 in 5 adults in the US.
Almost everyone experiences anxiety once in a while. It is considered a disorder when feelings of intense fear and distress become overwhelming, disrupting normal day to day living.
Living with anxiety is overwhelming
Anxiety can come on without any warning and you don’t always know what triggers it. The stress of being anxious is often accompanied with a sense of danger and feeling trapped. During a panic attack it feels like something terribly wrong is about to happen like falling ill, a heart attack or even death.
Anxiety is overwhelming because it affects the body, mind and emotions, all at once.
Anxiety doesn’t understand logic
There is a reason why logic doesn’t really relieve anxiety.
Anxiety overstimulates the emotional part of your brain (the limbic system) while other parts of the brain that are necessary for logical reasoning are inhibited or temporarily shut down and powerless to influence your perceptions and behavior.
Calming the emotional and physical arousal of the brain and nervous system turns back the brain region responsible for logical reasoning allowing you to regain realistic thinking.
Anxiety interferes with learning, joy and relationships
Anxiety can scramble your brain. It’s hard to focus on anything other than the anxiety itself. Short-term memory is impacted, slowing down the learning process.
Anxiety disorder takes a toll on relationships and social life, makes you moody and it’s difficult to feel joy and fun.
Do you hold your anxiety in and try to fight it off?
People who struggle with anxiety often feel that they must not let anyone know about their anxiety. Trying to act as usual while internally trying to fight the anxiety off is exhausting, and over time, makes the anxiety worse. Don’t suffer in silence. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable conditions.
Our comprehensive program for overcoming Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Fear
Living with anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your own life. If you’re ready to tackle the fears that hold you back this treatment is for you.
Our program is personally tailored to your needs and it includes:
- Understanding your anxiety profile
- Overcoming crippling panic attacks
- Clearing anxious thoughts, beliefs and stress reactions with IPEC Therapy
- Learning how to live in the here & now
- Developing body-mind skills to neutralize physical symptoms of anxiety and ways to become more grounded and relaxed
- Building self-esteem and resilience
Connection with your therapist is very important when it comes to overcoming anxiety
If you suffer from anxiety, you have probably felt isolated and misunderstood by others. We know that a good connection with the therapist who works with you on your anxiety is essential to ensure you feel seen and supported. Through the therapeutic relationship you will develop an increased sense of control over your feelings, and build confidence in yourself.
Types of Anxiety disorders
Anxiety and panic attacks are bursts of intense anxiety that can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
Is a constant state of worry, tension and nervousness about almost anything. People struggling with generalized anxiety find it impossible to relax.
Fear of leaving home, going to public places or traveling where it will be difficult to escape. People with panic attacks tend to develop agoraphobia because of fear of having a panic attack in public.
An intense anxiety and avoidance of objects like (spiders, dogs etc.) or situations (high building, elevators, flying etc.)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
is an overwhelming anxiety with repetitive scary thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors that are done in order to control the anxiety. People who struggle with OCD have preoccupation and rituals that can result in behavioral problems.
Intense anxiety and avoidance of situations that involve public speaking, performing, as well as social gatherings and events.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety can be a symptom that develops after an experience of a traumatic event. Other common symptoms of PTSD are nightmares, flashbacks and strong avoidance towards anything related to the traumatic event.
Often new mothers can feel overwhelming symptoms of anxiety, depression and panic attacks after giving birth. Mothers may also feel some of the symptoms of postpartum anxiety after being a parent for some time.
Take control of your anxiety; let us help you get out of your mind and into your life.
We specialize in a Holistic treatment for anxiety for over 25 years, helping people feel well again.
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