Anxiety Counseling Can Make the Difference

What is Anxiety

Anxiety is a triggering of your bodies fight or flight response. Something in your body, thoughts, or surroundings tell the emotional part of your brain to begin releasing the hormones that result in the physiological experience of fight of flight. This happens at varying levels of intensity and the reason it’s being triggered may not be readily identifiable. Sometimes it is. Chemically the response consist of the release of cortisol, norepinephrine, adrenaline, and possible some other hormones depending on the person.

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety often go hand and hand. The reason being is that anxiety can actually lead to depression. And, depression intensifies anxiety. Anxiety (i.e. stress) hormones, like cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine, are toxic to the body and contribute to the depressing (read: lowering or depleting) of the bodies feel good and think clear neurotransmitters. The more depressed a person becomes, the harder it is for them to function. The more you struggle to function / perform at a normal level and feel like your failing, the higher your anxiety is. It’s a viscous cycle.

The Good News

The good news is we are not powerless when it comes to these factors. We can influence our body by the way we care for it, we can influence our situations of life by how we respond to them, and we can change the way we think about our circumstances by deciding to think Truthfully about them.

Counseling for anxiety addresses all three of these areas. A good anxiety therapist will help you identify body self-care issue and teach you practical (and clinically proven) ways to relieve anxiety symptoms through good self-care. The counselor will help you sort through the situations of life you are facing and determine the best way to take life head on. Perhaps most importantly, a good anxiety therapist will help you identify the misbeliefs in your thinking that contribute to your anxiety.

Thoughts are powerful. Literally every thought has a chemical existence in your brain. Each thought has emotional consequences (meta data that tells your brain what “feelings” to generate in reference to that thought). How we think about our-self and our circumstances greatly impacts how we feel about the same.

Anxiety Counseling can help anxiety in a number of ways:

  • Counseling can help you identify and reduce stressors in your life that contribute to anxiety.
  • Perspective has a huge influence on emotion, and thus anxiety. Counseling can help you evaluate your perspectives on family, relationships, friends, faith, and work.
  • A good therapist will help you identify practical ways to combat anxiety symptoms and improve your overall sense of well-being.
  • Sometimes you have people in your life who want to help you with your anxiety, but just don’t know how. An anxiety counselor can help you know how to explain to friends and families how to be helpful (and what’s not).
  • Most importantly: Counseling will help you identify and take corrective action in the situations that are causing your anxiety to begin with.

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