|Anxiety has a way of creeping into our lives whether we're on board with it's presence or not, and although we may not have control over the biological underpinnings of this phenomenon, anxiety can be managed or even prevented with a range of techniques or with the help of a therapist or other supports. This is the fourth installment in a series focusing on anxiety and will explore strategies and treatment options to help with symptoms of anxiety.
|Welcome to the third installment of the blog series focusing on anxiety and anxiety disorders. Through these articles, my hope is to share an overview of what anxiety actually is and to promote an understanding of just how difficult it can be to live with a mental health disorder like anxiety. If you missed the first two posts, bookmark them to read later, or check them out now to get caught up: Anxiety: Defining & Understanding | 4 Common Anxiety Disorders.
|As a therapist, one of the most common concerns that clients have brought up during therapy sessions has been problems associated with anxiety. From experiencing the worry and self-doubts that surface following a relationship breakdown, to the intense and demoralizing physical symptoms associated with a panic attack, anxiety is the most common mental health disorder affecting more than 40 million Americans. Given the prevalence, it can be important to have an understanding of the symptoms of anxiety in case anxiety become problematic for yourself or someone you know. This article will outline four of the most common types of anxiety disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Phobia Disorder.
|Have you ever experienced an unexpected increase in heart rate, sweaty palms, shortness of breath, a feeling as if your chest is being pushed in by some unforseeable force and a sudden need to quickly get away? If you have, it's possible, and very likely, that these symptoms relate to an experience of anxiety, or even panic. Although they feel unpleasant at the time, these sensations are actually a normal part of the fear-response that is hardwired into the human brain, designed to help us react in situations of danger.
|Welcome back to Therapists Corner - a monthly showcase of talented counsellors and health professionals from around the globe. This week, I am thrilled and honoured to introduce my friend and colleague, Jonas Ogonowski from Being & Becoming Integral Counselling to the blog as this weeks guest blogger.