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Have you been feeling restless, nervous, or tense, more often than usual? Do social settings make you uncomfortable? Perhaps you’re prone to headaches, stomachaches, or feelings of overwhelming anxiety, or you’ve been eating less (or more), feeling irritable, and having episodes of anger that you can’t explain.
If you’re feeling increased tension and restlessness, you’re probably not sleeping soundly – you’re tossing and turning all night, which in turn makes you feel “on edge” during the day. If your mind is always working overtime, the resulting fatigue may also make it difficult for you to concentrate, especially at work, and so you’ve started to miss deadlines and other important events.
Why aren’t they dealing with signs of anxiety or feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? When you try to seek support and talk with a friend or partner about what you’re going through, they give you advice that leaves you feeling worse – unheard and misunderstood.
In an effort to help yourself overcome your anxiety, you may have not only started to avoid stressful tasks but also pleasurable activities and social situations. As a result, you might feel increasingly isolated and start blaming yourself for not being “stronger.” And instead of helping you feel less stressed, this pattern of avoidance has left you feeling more alone and frustrated; the effort to avoid stress has actually become a source of anxiety.
Peace and clarity are truly possible, when you have the right guide.
The bottom line is, you’re wanting to shut off the noise in your brain and feel calm again, but you have no idea how. What if you could find relief for your anxiety, gain control of your life, and accomplish everything you worked so hard for? Would you be willing to put in the effort?
Stress is everywhere in our lives, and anxiety tends to occur when we don’t deal well with it.
We live in a fast-paced, competitive society, and there is no shortage of stressors in our daily lives: News, social media, academic and career pressures, “keeping up with the Joneses” – even events that are often viewed as positive changes, such as moving, getting married, or having a baby – cause stress and anxiety to varying degrees.
There are many links to anxiety. One example is work-related stress. You may be dealing with unemployment, going through the process of job hunting or starting a new job. Perhaps you were passed up for a promotion you believed you deserved. A second example is socializing. You may be excessively worried about socializing in groups because you fear being embarrassed or being the center of attention. Another example is life stressors: You may become stressed and experience symptoms of anxiety due to events such as the illness or injury of a friend or family member, or following the loss of a loved one.
Knowing that all of these things are part of living in modern society, you may feel that excessive stress or anxiety is “par for the course” and you just have to deal with it somehow. You may have even been told that quick sessions of mindfulness or other stress management activities should reduce your stress and make anxiety disappear.
So you jump from one quick fix to another, but the problem doesn’t go away.
If you’re tired of stopgap measures that lead you nowhere, consider a lasting solution for dealing with your anxiety: the support and expertise of one of our therapists at Englewood Therapy Associates.
If left untreated, anxiety can have adverse effects on your physical and mental health. Chronic stress and anxiety have been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression.
Therapy for stress and anxiety provides you with the tools to improve your situation. It allows you the freedom to explore the root causes of your distress with a trained professional who can walk you through the process of introspection and help you find ways to manage your anxiety.
When you’re in therapy with one of our providers, you’re in the company of a trusted, licensed psychologist or professional counselor. Through open, honest, and goal-oriented exchanges, we will help you acquire the skills you need to take control of your anxiety. You will learn how to identify anxiety-provoking factors in your life, understand your body’s natural reaction to anxiety, and develop the awareness and skills you’ll need to react in adaptive, healthy ways.
Learn to live in the present, practice gratitude, and welcome peace into your soul.
You're over feeling stressed and anxious every day, all day. You're ready to experience change, to live a life free of panic and overwhelm. And we are ready to help you get there.
We know the first step is the hardest, but it's time to heal.
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