According to the Mayo Clinic, occasionally experiencing anxiety is considered a normal part of being a human. However, some individuals will experience anxiety to the point that they are consistently experiencing worry and fear of average situations; if that is the case, they could be living with an anxiety disorder. In general, people who are living with anxiety disorders will have repeated panic attacks, and may steer clear of certain places or situations to avoid triggering their anxiety. And for people who are living with an anxiety disorder, the feelings of panic and anxiety they experience might:
Some individuals may begin to experience anxiety as early as their childhood, while others may see anxiety appear as adults. Some common symptoms and signs of anxiety could include:
One such way that an individual can be treated for anxiety is through mindfulness based cognitive therapy. This therapeutic approach mixes techniques lifted from cognitive therapy, meditation, and the creation of mindfulness, which is a non judgmental attitude that is rooted in the present moment. Some mindfulness tools that your therapist may teach you might include:
Another practice you may be taught is known as a “three minute breathing space technique.” This incorporates practicing three steps lasting one minute each:
While anxiety can indeed interfere with your daily life, there is hope: many therapeutic avenues have been proven to be effective in combating anxiety. And here at Grouport, we offer online group therapy appropriate for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All of our incoming clients will receive a 20-minute initial consultation with a trained mental health professional. We will then match you with the appropriate therapy group, which will meet every week for an hour. You can find more FAQs here.
December 13, 2021