Anxiety & Depression
Anxious feelings have you preoccupied and worried much of the time?
Do you feel stressed and irritable these days, but suspect this is just the way life is?
Do you spend time anticipating things that might go wrong, instead of taking action?
Anxious feelings can take up a lot of space in your mind. As you rehearse events or conversations that seem difficult, or repetitively think over interactions that have already happened, it’s hard to stay focused and to simply trust yourself.
Mental and emotional anxiety, worry and fretting are much like spinning your wheels in a car: these feelings waste a tremendous amount of energy and yet serve little useful purpose.
Anxiety treatments have become remarkably sophisticated and effective in the last decade. We have tools and strategies that work to bring you relief from mental anxiety without medication, or to help you reduce your reliance on meds if you want to taper off eventually. Anxiety treatments will help you identify what types of worry are productive, and what kinds of habits you’ll want to change. Anxiety, depression and panic are all very responsive to the treatment approaches we use.
Treatment for Anxiety
Depression and anxiety symptoms are reduced through making good use of your emotions, rather than worrying about them. Anxiety relief comes when you take control of your time and control your sensation of urgency; you may also benefit from accepting that you cannot control everything, and that your anxiety is an effort to predict the future or guess what other people are thinking.
Worry can cause you to over-analyze and waste energy thinking, instead of living and doing, because it prevents you from moving forward in your life.
When you don’t complete things you set out to do and get caught up in fretting about potential problems, you’re suffering needlessly. The longer it goes on, the less self-confidence you have, and the cycle continues.
Get Rid of Anxiety
Stress, anxiety and depression don’t have to rule your life. Chronic anxiety or depression disorders respond to therapy methods addressing your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Anxiety and depression treatment require motivation and persistence from the client, yet with patience and practice of new skills and habits, your symptoms can improve or recede so you’re able to resume ordinary life.
Anxiety and depression help can’t be guaranteed, but you’re very likely to get significant relief and continue to use the skills you gain, so you make steady improvement even after ending therapy.
About 18% of the population is troubled by mental anxiety. This is a timeless problem, and scientists and philosophers have given it much thought. We’ve studied anxiety in great detail and can share many systematic ways to help you rid yourself of anxiety, or at least stop letting it take center stage in your life.
Stop Anxiety Attacks
Overcoming anxiety is entirely possible, even in severe cases. Anxiety disorder and panic treatment work by showing you how to regain control of your thoughts and body sensations.
With practice, gradually taking on situations you find upsetting, anxiety and panic treatment give you tools and strategies so that you’re able to handle the routine parts of life, like crossing bridges, meeting new people or handling extra demands at work. There actually is an anxiety and panic cure; although it requires ongoing attention and application of skills, you certainly can reduce anxiety, even eliminate it.
Panic attacks are a somewhat less common form of anxiety. Heart racing, hands sweating, people become so intensely miserable they can hardly bear it. They fear a heart attack and may even rush to the hospital, but what is happening is that they’re actually caught in the grip of their own minds. Anxiety and panic can leave you emotionally paralyzed, because you dread being taken over by another attack.
Driving anxiety is a particularly troubling problem, because it can become truly dangerous. If you find yourself in a driving situation that causes panic symptoms, this can actually be hazardous to you and other drivers around you. Working with an anxiety therapist will involve plotting out strategies and taking on challenges in small steps so you can achieve safety and confidence on the road, in any conditions.
Coping with anxiety gets easier over time. Part of the success of anxiety disorder therapy is the way that your anxiety therapist practices and repeats skills with you. This allows you to retain what you’ve learned and eventually you can use the skills in any situation, so that anxiety management becomes ordinary and habitual.
Treating anxiety is not necessarily complicated. Anxiety disorder treatment involves a systematic method of training you to tolerate anxiety, combined with tailor-made solutions that fit your particular challenges. To cure anxiety attacks, we work with you to identify the specific circumstances that make you vulnerable to upsetting feelings, thoughts and sensations of anxiety, panic or stress.
Anxiety attacks treatment may include asking you to keep a log of your mood or symptoms, suggesting natural remedies for anxiety such as breathing practices, adjusting the way you think about things, or preparing yourself with contingency plans should you experience severe anxiety.
Some people find medication helpful; however that does require continued reliance on taking the medication. Natural cures for anxiety and holistic treatment will equip you with lasting tools that you have with you at any time, at your command.
Cure Social Anxiety
Social anxiety therapy works well for people who feel awkward or uncomfortable, whether in new social situations or as a persistent, chronic state of being.
Social anxiety treatment might mean mentally rehearsing how to enter a new group at a party or event, visualizing successful outcomes to unfamiliar situations, or practicing for job interviews to help avoid getting tongue-tied, so you are presenting yourself with credibility and confidence.
Social anxiety disorder treatment has a very high probability of being effective, not only allowing you to enrich your life through adding to your enjoyment of experiences, but also causing you to attract more opportunities and supports in your life, both professionally and socially.
People who suffer from insomnia of even brief duration recognize how it affects your concentration, efficiency and mood.
Prolonged insomnia or interrupted sleep due to worry, tossing and turning, or early waking with a racing mind are all detrimental to your good health and quality of life.Getting help with insomnia related to anxiety may extend your life by years!
An anxiety therapist will help you identify causes of your poor sleep pattern and assist you in devising restful bedtime routines, calming your body and mind at the end of the day, so you’re ready to let go of worries, planning and preoccupations.
Our research-based information on the body’s needs during rest time will give you the deep sleep and restorative nights you need in order to make the most of your days.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Curiously, anxiety can appear as numerous different sensations in the body: fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes. This sounds miserable, and indeed it is. Anxiety disorders and their cure are worthy endeavors, because the relief of this type of suffering lifts a considerable burden.
Anxiety disorder help is promptly available. We’d like to discuss your concerns and see how we might help you.
If you can’t remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep, or if fretting and feeling bad are getting in the way of enjoying your life, please contact us right away.
Depression making you tired, apathetic, numb or just plain blah?
Do you feel like you’re looking out through a fog, or hiding who you really are from others?
Does life sometimes seem like more trouble than it’s worth?
You may have lost touch with the people and activities you used to care about.
If you often feel tearful or listless, you don’t have to put up with it. There really is more to life, although you may not remember that right now.
When you stop doing the things you used to enjoy, isolating yourself and avoiding people, you’re in a downward spiral that can take a long time to improve on its own.
It’s quite a trap:hopelessness and the feeling that nothing will ever get better is part of the problem. This sensation then prevents you from taking the actions you need to bounce back.
In any 2 week period, about 5-7% of the population is experiencing depression; this means at least 1 in 20 people is having trouble doing the things they need to do in day-to-day life, working and dealing with relationships.
Unfortunately, less than one-third of people with depression make use of any kind of help.
But real help is available. And you’re not alone, by any means.
Many people have walked through this and come out on the other side.
You don’t have to take medication if you don’t want to, and in fact, you may be surprised at how quickly you can begin to regain your energy and positive feelings, once you’re on the right track.
No matter how mild or severe your problems, you shouldn’t have to just tough it out by yourself.
People are finally starting to seek help for feelings like this because there are actually many tactics to use to combat depressed feelings. We’re beginning to recognize that effective help can decrease the intensity and shorten the duration of episodes of depressed feelings.
If you or someone you care about is depressed, you owe it to yourself to look into your options and see if you can get any relief from your burden.
Please contact us and we’ll discuss how we might help by addressing your particular concerns. Then if you’d like to find a counselor who meets your needs, we can offer some recommendations. Just give us a call- real people answer our phone during the day-or send an email, and we’ll get back to you promptly. (All you have to lose is the weight of the world off your shoulders.)