How often do you suffer from panic attacks or feel anxious? Anxiety can be a debilitating condition to live with for many sufferers. Energetics Institute’s anxiety experts can help you to heal your anxiety. Our therapists who provide 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 you may feel daily as an anxiety sufferer. People often develop an “anxiety disorder” when the feelings don’t go away, or if they happen without a stressor present.
If you are suffering from one of the many different anxiety disorders, undertaking anxiety counselling can be beneficial and reduce your symptoms. In Australia 1 in 5 people are currently struggling with an anxiety disorder and many people report feeling anxious in response to a situation where they feel under pressure. These feelings usually pass once the stressful situation has dissipated, the ‘stressor’ is removed or they undertake counselling or psychotherapy.
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 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.
Some of our clients who present with anxiety 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 find relief from 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
Our Anxiety Counselling & Treatments
The Anxiety condition is recognised as a body-mind issue that can be treated with both a cognitive (mind) and a somatic (body) approach. At the Energetics Institute, our Anxiety treatment in Perth goes deeper than normal counselling and psychology modalities. The type of anxiety counselling treatment we will recommend, depends on the type of Anxiety you are experiencing. Our aim is to initially help alleviate your suffering, so you start your recovery, but our overall objective is to work with you towards a long term plan and solution. Anxiety therapy can help you heal your symptoms so that you have more peace in your life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Anxiety Treatment
We address the “mind” with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT provides tools for people with anxiety and panic disorder to stop racing thoughts. CBT therapy is built around understanding your negative thought patterns and how they affect your emotional state. The therapist will analyse and understand each thought pattern and help you replace negative thought patterns with more positive ones. This will reduce your anxiety by improving your resilience and coping skills moving forward. As cognitive behavioural experts, we are committed to helping you recognise the difference between productive and unproductive thoughts. This will teach how to solve your problems and deal with life stresses long term.
Body Psychotherapy and Anxiety Treatment
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.
Body Psychotherapy looks at the over-distribution of energy in your head region, that normally accompanies anxiety. This is a contributing factor to the worry and stress you may be feeling. We will show you targeted body exercises to help move the excess energy in your head down into your legs and feet, which will provide immediate anxiety relief. This is the very essence of the somatic (body) approach that we practice. This creates a sense of you feeling more in present time and free from distracting thoughts and anxieties.
We will teach you specific body-based grounding techniques, abdominal breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and mindfulness to bring your attention more into the present moment. This combination will help you feel more peaceful and contained, thereby alleviating and healing your anxiety and thus improving your overall mental health.
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
A panic attack also called an anxiety attack, occurs when there is intense anxiety, causing the body to go into a fear-based state. For more information on Panic Attacks, check out our Panic Attacks Treatment page.
Anxiety Treatment Perth Specialists – Bookings
Anxiety therapy creates a safe environment for effective healing to occur. For more information contact one of our mental health professional’s today on 0414 897024 or if you would like to make an appointment, reach out to us here.