How often do you suffer from panic attacks or feel anxious? Anxiety can be a debilitating condition to live with for many sufferers. 1 of 3 people in Perth will have anxiety symptoms at some stage in their life. Energetics Institute’s anxiety experts can help you to heal your anxiety. Our experts of anxiety counselling in Perth use a variety of body mind treatments to help clients. With our help you can live free from the uncomfortable feelings that anxiety sufferers feel daily.
What is Anxiety?
Psychotherapy defines anxiety as a BodyMind condition where a person has a generalised or specific fear of the present or future.
This can be a feeling (experience anxiety) of uneasiness or worry that can range depending on stressors from mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. You may feel worried and anxious going for a job interview or having to sit an examination for school, TAFE or university.
This doesn’t mean you have an anxiety disorder! An anxiety disorder is when these anxious feelings persist and don’t go away. In general, the feelings are ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. If you are feeling this way it could be hard to cope with daily life and you may need professional help.
Within Australia, anxiety disorders are on the rise. Screen use and social media is a driving force behind a higher rate of anxiety within the population. Many people now feel overwhelmed in their work lives, relationships and family lives.
Our counselling anxiety clients worry about the future, ruminating about real and imaginary fears. In some cases, anxiety can be a symptom of a related underlying PTSD or trauma issue. This is where our service helps individuals come out of their mental stresses.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
The types of Anxiety disorders are clinically divided into these main types:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety manifests in both your body and mind-affecting the bodies nervous system with physical symptoms which may include:
- Reactive and emotional
- Racing thoughts and distorted mental processes
- Foggy thoughts and inability to concentrate
- Social anxiety in public places or amongst groups of people
- Mood swings including fear or anger outbursts
- Feeling tired, negative or despairing
- Trigger for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive ritualistic behaviour
- Muscle tension, hyper-vigilance and fidgeting
- Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Neck and head tension
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
- Headaches or Migraines
- Increased blood pressure & heart rate
- Heart palpitations
- Sweaty or clammy hands
- Panic attack
- Shallow Breathing
- Facial twitching and nervous tics
- Frequent urination
- Dry mouth or throat
- Feelings extremes of heat and cold
- Increased bodily levels of Cortisol and Adrenalin
How Psychotherapy And Anxiety Counselling in Perth Helps
The “Anxiety condition” is recognised as a body-mind issue that can be treated with both a cognitive (mind) and a somatic (body) approach. We address the “mind” with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT provides tools for people with anxiety and panic disorder to stop racing thoughts. Since we work with the body and mind, we have success in treating someone with Anxiety. Body Psychotherapy looks at the over-distribution of energy in the head region. This is a contributing factor to the worry and stress you may be feeling. The excess energy in the head needs to be shifted to the legs to provide anxiety relief. This is the very essence of the somatic (body) approach that we practice. This creates a sense of being more present and free from distracting thoughts and anxieties. This will help you feel more peaceful and contained, thereby alleviating and healing your anxiety and thus improving your overall mental health.
At Energetic Institute, our anxiety treatment in Perth goes deeper than normal counselling and psychology modalities. Clients often need to be taught body-based grounding techniques, abdominal breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and mindfulness to bring your attention into the present moment.
The emotional life of the person is a key part of our Anxiety Counselling, where we perform generalised anxiety disorder treatments to rehabilitate our clients. Our expert anxiety counsellors find that your lack of emotional expression or emotional regulation is often connected to anxiety. Emotions are designed to be felt and appropriately expressed in a healthy way.