Has Anxiety Made It Impossible To Catch A Break?
Do you feel unable to concentrate or relax? Are you struggling with racing thoughts, sleep troubles, or panic attacks? Does it feel like you’re juggling too many responsibilities for your own good?
When you’re dealing with anxiety, it’s easy to feel like you can’t catch a break. Between friends, family, work, and everything else on your plate, you might feel like you have no time to unwind. Perhaps your stress has caused insomnia, headaches, nausea, and other ailments. Maybe you’re struggling with panic attacks, and the knowledge that you could have one at any moment keeps you on your toes. Deep down, you probably just wish you could get a moment’s peace.
Anxiety Prevents You From Slowing Down And Enjoying The Present
The hallmark of anxiety is that it keeps you in a constant state of anticipation—you’re always living in the future instead of the present. You’re always thinking about what will happen tomorrow or when your next panic attack will hit, never stopping to enjoy the moment.
Anxiety therapy is a chance to slow down, decompress, and learn new skills for managing your stress. At Fearlessly Inspired Therapeutic Solutions, our goal is to help you get to the root causes of your anxiety and learn to live in the here and now instead of getting hung up on the future.
Anxiety Is Not Just A Mild Discomfort—It’s A Life-Changing Condition
The word “anxiety” gets thrown around pretty carelessly these days. Many people say things like “Oh, everyone has anxiety,” as if the condition is just a mild discomfort that pops up and every now and then. While it’s true that everyone gets anxious, chronic anxiety is a totally different beast. It sabotages everything in a person’s life, from their ability to perform at work to their ability to enjoy healthy relationships.
The fast pace of life in today’s society makes living with chronic anxiety so much harder. Many of us are juggling more than we can handle. We’re trying to advance in school or the workplace while caring for our children, spouses, or extended families. Few of us can achieve a healthy work-life balance or make adequate room for self-care.
Social Media Puts Extra Pressure On Us To Be Busy, Popular, And Achieving
It’s like a 24/7 reminder of everything we haven’t accomplished yet. All over Instagram, we see people getting into happy relationships while we’re not dating anyone. We see people buying yachts and fancy houses while we haven’t even bought our first car.
Naturally, this creates a culture of endless comparison and keeping up with the Joneses. We worry that we’re not good enough because everyone else seems to have it so much better. Anxiety therapy gives you the opportunity to let go of these external pressures and focus on finding peace internally. That’s where the real healing begins.
Therapy Can Help You Learn To Control Your Anxiety So That It Doesn’t Control You
We live in a microwaved world where we expect everything to happen instantly. Naturally, this drives many people to look for short-term fixes for their anxiety, such as pills, life hacks, self-help books, and mental health apps.
A lot of these short-term solutions can certainly be helpful. But when it comes to treating anxiety, they can’t get to the root of the problem. Therapy can. It’s a chance to slow down and reflect on the deeper emotional wounds driving your anxiety, allowing for long-lasting healing and relief.
What To Expect In Anxiety Counseling Sessions
Our practice focuses on exploring the root causes of your symptoms and giving you practical skills for managing them. We’ll look at the past experiences connected to your present-day anxiety, such as trauma, toxic relationships, or unhealthy attachments to caregivers. Along the way, we’ll work on grounding strategies like breathwork and mindfulness to help you regulate your stress more effectively.
Since anxiety affects the entire nervous system, we like to do therapeutic exercises that are specific to different parts of it. We do this with an approach called Polyvagal Theory, which essentially gives you a map of your nervous system. For instance, if you have a panic attack, your therapist can point out which part of your nervous system was activated when it happened. Once you’ve identified the activated part, treatment can focus on ways to strengthen that part so that you don’t have panic attacks again.
We also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety. CBT can help you address the thought patterns informing your anxious behavior, allowing you to shift your mindset and live with greater self-confidence.
Anxiety may be debilitating, but the good news is that it’s highly treatable. With the right support, you can learn to control anxiety so that it doesn’t control you. Our role is to help you make that a reality.
You May Have Some Questions About Anxiety Treatment…
Will I always have these symptoms?
You can’t eliminate anxiety—and if you could, that wouldn’t be healthy. A little bit of anxiety can drive you to get things done and motivate you to do well at work or in school. The goal of therapy is to help you develop skills to keep your symptoms under control. This way, if symptoms arise in the future, you’ll be able to handle them without panicking or feeling overwhelmed.
What if people judge me for being in therapy?
Now more than ever, people are aware of the fact that it’s “okay to not be okay.” The news is full of stories about celebrities and high-profile figures struggling with their mental health. As a result, going to therapy has become much more normalized. Just as it’s okay to not be okay, it’s okay to seek help. What’s more, therapy with us is 100-percent confidential, so no one else needs to know that you’re in counseling.
How effective is online therapy?
Online therapy is extremely effective and allows you to talk about anxiety in your own comfortable space. In fact, lots of people find it more relaxing than in-person sessions. If you have social anxiety, you don’t have to worry about sitting in a waiting room with other people right before therapy.
Walk Fearlessly Into A Brighter Tomorrow
If you want to improve your self-confidence and walk into the future with serenity and peace of mind, we encourage you to connect with us. To get started, you can fill out the contact form or call 301-679-7753.