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Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by excessive and persistent worry, fear, and anxiety.
Many people visit therapists, psychologists and mental health professionals to treat anxiety.
Common treatment options include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), group therapy sessions, mindfulness, and overall help & support from a trained mental health professional.
The most common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Anxiety and depression can often be connected and are common conditions which can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background.
Mental health professionals label anxiety disorder as a mental illness which can interfere with many areas of your life such as school, family, and relationships.
Some common symptoms of anxiety include:
Excessive worry or fear about various aspects of life:
This symptom is often a defining characteristic of anxiety disorders and can have a significant impact on a person's daily functioning and overall well-being.
Restlessness, feeling on edge, or irritability:
These emotional and physical sensations often accompany the heightened state of alertness and anxiety that individuals with anxiety disorders experience.
Difficulty concentrating or experiencing mind going blank:
These symptoms can be distressing and disruptive, affecting an individual's ability to focus, make decisions, and engage in tasks effectively.
Muscle tension, trembling, or feeling twitchy:
These symptoms arise from the body's physiological response to stress and heightened anxiety.
They can be uncomfortable and contribute to the overall sense of unease experienced by individuals with anxiety disorders.
Sleep disturbances such as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or having restless sleep:
Anxiety can significantly impact sleep patterns, making it difficult for individuals to get the restorative sleep they need.
These disturbances can, in turn, worsen anxiety symptoms and affect overall well-being.
Rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, or chest tightness:
These symptoms can be particularly distressing and alarming, contributing to the overall sense of unease experienced by individuals with anxiety disorders.
Gastrointestinal problems like stomachaches or nausea:
Anxiety can have a direct impact on the digestive system, leading to discomfort and disturbances.
These symptoms are often referred to as "gut feelings" and highlight the intricate connection between the mind and the body.
Avoidance of certain situations or places due to fear or anxiety:
This avoidance behaviour is often a protective mechanism that individuals use to reduce feelings of distress or anxiety.
However, it can also limit one's life experiences and contribute to the maintenance of anxiety.
Panic attacks or anxiety attacks:
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks are intense and distressing episodes of heightened anxiety that can be accompanied by a range of physical and emotional symptoms.
While these terms are often used interchangeably, they can refer to slightly different experiences based on the context.
Coaches do NOT help people overcome or treat mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders. If you have been diagnosed with or think you have an anxiety disorder, it's best to speak with mental health professionals such as psychologists, psychotherapists, and therapists.
If you have not been diagnosed with anxiety, but experience habitual feelings of fear and worry, a coach may be able to help.
Our subconscious & unconscious mind make up 90%+ of our behaviour.
Anybody who has subconscious beliefs that make them feel like they're not enough, like they're always losing, and like they're powerless to change things can feel scared, insecure, and very uncertain.
The good news is that these are just beliefs & patterns that can be broken and changed.
Breaking patterns allows you to see the truth of who you actually are, and the power and choices you actually have in life.
Through coaching, the goal is to find these underlying subconscious beliefs and patterns, and either change or break them.You will receive new options, opportunities, and choices regarding how you want to live your life with confidence.
Breaking limiting and untrue patterns and beliefs about yourself and about life frees you and puts you back in the driver's seat.
For example, some people feel scared all the time because they feel like if something happens they have no power to change it.
Through coaching, you'll learn how many options you actually have, both how you live your life, and the choices that you can make that you didn't know even existed.
There are other common beliefs that once changed could help you go from fear to confidence, from feeling out of control to feeling in control, and feeling like you can actually experience the feelings and needs that make you feel alive as opposed to always chasing them.
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