HOW TO OVERCOME ANXIETY?

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Are you battling anxiety?

First you need to know anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder.

Here you find some general symptoms of anxiety disorders:

Physical symptoms:

  • Cold or sweaty hands.

  • Dry mouth

  • Heart palpitations.

  • Nausea

  • Numbness or tingling in hands or feet.

  • Muscle tension.

  • Shortness of breath

Mental symptoms:

  • Feeling panic, fear and uneasiness.

  • Nightmares.

  • Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences.

  • Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts.

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Inability to be still and calm.

  • Ritualistic behaviors, such as washing hands repeatedly.

  • Trouble sleeping.

What is considerate 'normal' and what not?

Since the earliest days of humanity, the approach of predators and incoming danger sets off alarms in the body and allows evasive action. These alarms become noticeable in the form of a raised heartbeat, sweating, and increased sensitivity to surroundings.

While these symptoms might be normal to experience in daily life, people with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) will experience them to persistent or extreme levels. GAD may present as vague, unsettling worry or a more severe anxiety that disrupts day-to-day living.

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) (extreme feeling of unrealistic worry and tension)

  • Panic disorder (feelings of terror, start suddenly or from a trigger, like facing a situation you dread)

  • Phobias (intense fear of certain situations or objects)

  • Social anxiety disorder (overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about judgement and embarrassment)

What causes anxiety disorders?

Researchers don’t know exactly what causes anxiety disorders. They suspect a combination of factors plays a role:

  • Chemical imbalance: Severe or long-lasting stress can change the chemical balance that controls your mood. Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period can lead to an anxiety disorder.

  • Environmental factors: Experiencing a trauma might trigger an anxiety disorder, especially in someone who has inherited a higher risk to start.

  • Heredity: Anxiety disorders tend to run in families. You may inherit them from one or both parents, like eye color.​

Does an anxiety disorder need treatment?

YES!

 

An anxiety disorder is like any other health problem that requires treatment.

YOU CAN'T WILL IT AWAY.

It’s not a matter of self-discipline or attitude. 

How a Mental Fitness Coach treats anxiety disorders?

I will help you deal with your emotional response to the illness. I will support you better understand and manage the disorder.

My approaches include:

  • Theta Healing which is my go to tool with anxiety disorders. Theta Healing for anxiety releases limiting beliefs and fears that lead to troublesome feelings. Finding the root cause is tremendously important to heal the anxiety once and for all.

  • Emotion Code will then clear trapped emotions and leave you feeling lighter.

  • Life Coaching then after provides you tools on how to work on changing your behavior. It helps you engage with activities or situations you may have been avoiding.

  • I may also use relaxation exercises as meditation or chakra balancing.

How does medication treat anxiety disorders?

 

Medications can’t cure an anxiety disorder. But they can improve symptoms and help you function better. 

Only a healthcare provider can support you to find the right medication combination and dosage. They’ll monitor you to make sure the medicines are working and limiting negative side effects.

You don’t need to face anxiety alone! Be courageous and seek out support.

 

If you’re struggling with stress and anxiety and ready for support, I invite you to book a free introductory call to discuss your situation and help you determine if my coaching is a “fit” for you.

"Coaching is based on mutual trust and compatibility. 

Book a free introductory call to find out if we're a fit." 

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