Anxiety counselling

By: Change it psychology  30-Jul-2009
Keywords: Counselling, Stress, Psychology

 Anxiety is a normal reaction when people are in worrying situations or are faced with danger.  You can think of anxiety as a tool our body uses to warn us of potential danger and alert our bodies to spring into action and defend ourselves.  You have probably heard of the system in our bodies called the “fight or flight” response which produces physical changes so that we can defend ourselves.  This is very useful and adaptive in situations we have to respond quickly, for example, moving out of the way of a train. Some anxiety (a moderate amount) results in increased productivity, where you might experience a bit of a “charge”, you’re ready for action and your performance improves.  For example, this might be felt before an important performance –helping us focus and perform well under pressure.  The optimal amount of anxiety differs for each of us so we need to find it individually and not compare it with others. The problem occurs when our bodies start the fight or flight response when the threat in the environment is not obvious or there is a very strong bodily response to a threat that most people would not think is severe.   The good news is that you can learn to manage it. There are many types of anxiety.  Each of these anxiety problems have been shown to respond well to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

Keywords: Anxiety, Anxiety Counselling, Counseling, Counselling, Counsellors, Psychologist, Psychology, Stress, Stress Management

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