Dealing with anxiety

Young woman talking in front of an audience after overcoming her anxiety.

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What is anxiety?

Most of us can probably think of a time in our lives where we felt nervous or anxious about something. Maybe we were delivering a public speech, attending a job interview or going to school for the first time. Most likely, we can probably remember the overwhelming relief we felt when it was over! But, unfortunately for those who suffer from anxiety, this is not the case unless they have developed strategies for dealing with their anxiety.

Unlike the normal, anxious feelings we get with stressful situations, individuals with anxiety experience more than just feelings of stress and worry. What’s more, these feelings are often ongoing. They don’t go away and can occur for no apparent reason.

There are numerous types of anxiety, but signs and symptoms include:

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    feeling very anxious and/or worried most of the time
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    struggling to relax
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    feeling scared or overwhelmed by intense bouts of panic
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    over-thinking thoughts so that sleep and concentration are impaired
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    avoiding social situations which may cause panic or increased feelings of anxiety

Dealing with your anxiety

Taylah counselling a client on dealing with anxiety.Anxiety affects one in seven Australians every year. However, there is strong evidence to support the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety. Here at Blissful Minds, our counsellors are trained to help you deal with your anxiety using CBT.

Whether you feel like anxiety affects just a small area of your life, or every area of your life, our counsellors would love to help you. They will work through your issues and assist you to develop positive strategies to implement straight away. For more information, please contact us as we would love to talk with you further.