Anxiety Counselling Perth
How often do you suffer from panic attacks or feel anxious? Anxiety can be a debilitating condition to live with for many sufferers. 1 in 3 people in Perth will have anxiety symptoms at some stage in their life. Energetics Institute’s are anxiety experts can help you to heal your anxiety. Our experienced counsellors 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.
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 a 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 is 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 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.
Anxiety disorders are clinically divided into these main types:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety manifests in both your body and mind with 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
- Tense muscles, 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 palpitations
- Sweaty or clammy hands
- Panic attacks
- 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 Can Psychotherapy And Counselling Help
Anxiety 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 to stop your 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 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.
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 and mindfulness to bring your attention into the present moment.
The emotional life of the person is a key part of our Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder treatment. Our health professionals 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.
Check out our Anxiety Support Groups in Perth.
Check out our Natural Remedies for Anxiety information.
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