One of the best ways to deal with anxiety is to learn about your own anxiety: your symptoms, what triggers it, and what coping mechanisms have been effective in the past. When you learn what your anxiety is tied to, it can help you be mindful of what's really happening as well as prevent and mitigate symptoms by processing and working through the issue in therapy. Other strategies that have been shown to help manage anxiety are meditation, challenging anxious thoughts, exercising, and journaling.
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another”
– William James
Are you experiencing a sense of uneasiness, discomfort, and/or worry? Do you find yourself constantly struggling to control your thoughts about certain topics or situations? Thoughts of not belonging, self-worth, poor judgment, insecurity, or questioning identity are all results associated from feelings of anxiety. It can get the best of us at times. As a matter of fact, it happens to more individuals than those that are willing to admit. Although, anxiety can come in different forms from mild to severe, there are ways to eliminate negative reactions and respond confidently in anxiety provoking situations.
Negative feelings stemmed from anxiety are:
- Tension, restlessness, uneasiness
- Sleep deprivation
- Inability to concentrate
- Being fatigued or worn-out
- Muscle tension
- Irritability, discomfort
Physiological effects of anxiety can be:
- Rapid heart rate, high blood pressure
- Sweating, trembling or shaking
- Feeling suffocated
- Chest pain or bodily discomfort
- Dizziness, nauseous, light headed
- Numbness or tingling
- Chills, hot flashes, faintness
Anxiety can be a pretty powerful state of mind. It can prevent you from expressing yourself because of an innate fear. It can isolate you to feeling alone, insecure and distant from those you wish to feel close to. If you are struggling in this area, you are not alone! Anxiety is affecting more than 40 million Americans each day. With that in mind, our professionals are ready to help you defeat this uncomfortable behavioral condition and become at ease when you are faced with difficult circumstances.
“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility bit through greatness of mind”
Clients are breaking through this negative impact daily and you can too! The strategies learned in this therapeutic process will prepare you to discover how to control your thoughts and gain relief from anxious behavioral patterns. You will obtain insight when your body begins to feel tense and learn how to focus remaining calm by breathing properly to continue good oxygen supply to the brain and rationalize with yourself. During sessions, our clinicians will elaborate on effective ways to cope in challenging situations and reduce the anxiety that is harmful in your life. There are meditation tools that you will learn to use to keep composure, think clearly, make good decisions and focus on the deep-rooted areas that may be causing the anxiety. Once a meditation pattern is learned and the techniques that prepared you can motivate you to confront anxiety head on, you will free yourself from this burden and take control of your life!
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
Call Thriveworks Cherry Hill Anxiety Counseling today at 856-208-4396 to schedule a session with one of our caring counselors or therapists. We’re excited to meet you!