What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.
Everyone feels anxious from time to time. When anxious feelings don't go away, happen without any particular reason or make it hard to cope with daily life, it may be the sign of an anxiety condition.
There are many ways to help manage anxiety and the sooner people with anxiety get support, the more likely they are to recover.
Causes of Anxiety
Family history of mental health conditions
Ongoing stressful events
Physical health problems
Other mental health conditions
You can't always identify the cause of anxiety, noticing the symptoms is the most important thing.
Types of Anxiety
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
Anxiety is also present in:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Signs & Symptoms
Everyone’s different and it's often a combination of factors that can contribute to developing an anxiety condition.
It's helpful to remember that you can't always identify the cause of anxiety or change difficult circumstances.
The most important thing is to recognise the signs and symptoms and seek advice and support.
The symptoms of anxiety conditions are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop slowly over time and, given we all experience some anxiety at various points in our lives, it can be hard to know how much is too much.
Normal anxiety tends to be limited in time and connected with some stressful situation or event, such as a job interview. The type of anxiety experienced by people with an anxiety condition is more frequent or persistent, not always connected to an obvious challenge, and impacts on their quality of life and day-to-day functioning. While each anxiety condition has its own unique features, there are some common symptoms including:
Physical - panic attacks, hot and cold flushes, racing heart, tightening of the chest, quick breathing, restlessness, or feeling tense, wound up and edgy
Psychological - excessive fear, worry, catastrophising, or obsessive thinking
Behavioural - avoidance of situations that make you feel anxious which can impact on study, work or social life
These are just some of a number of symptoms that you might experience. They're not designed to provide a diagnosis – for that you'll need to see a doctor – but they can be used as a guide.
The endless cycle of pain and coping
When you’ve experienced a traumatic event or series of events, psychological symptoms can develop that mainly centre around an intrusion of the past event into the present. Using self-protective methods that were helpful at the time of the event are the tendency to fall back on to cope with the effects of the trauma. However, this is only a short lived strategy, leaving you repeating the cycle of stress, anxiety and coping again and again. This ongoing pattern is not only exhausting, it also worsens the stress each time, leading to a possible feeling of 'breaking down' and unable to cope any longer.
Trauma blocks in mind, body, spirit
Essentially, trauma creates blocked areas in your energy body. This prevents the flow of healthy, vital energy which gives us a sense of inner peace, health and vitality. Not only clearing the blocks held within the mind and physical body (such as pain from injury or physical abuse), you must also clear the blocks backing up the flow in your energy body. The energy body is a real thing... it's now been acknowledged in the scientific world and can be seen using an MRI scan. Trapped energy, blocks, etc, is another important aspect of recovery which must be addressed in order to fully heal and recover from PTSD.
The pathway to lasting recovery
Creating a safe space is vital to a successful recovery process.
A qualified therapist experienced in working with this type of recovery is also necessary.
In addition, an energy healing practitioner who will identify and work with you to clear the trauma from your energy body.
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