What is anxiety
A good way of describing the anxiety process is that we:
- Overestimate the risks we face.
- Underestimate our abilities to manage these risks.
Anxiety has two main components. Feelings and thoughts.
There is a part of the brain called the amygdala whose job it is to scan our experience for danger so as to keep us safe. It gets its information from what is going on in our environment, from our thoughts and from the messages we give through our posture. If we think anxious thoughts or imagine anxious situations occurring, the amygdala begins to prepare us for fighting, freezing or fleeing.
Anxious thoughts on their own can cause anxious feelings, or ramp up already anxious feelings. If we tense up or hold our breath, or breathe shallowly, the amygdala assumes there must be a problem.
If we relax, breathe deeply and slowly and focus our attention away from ourselves the amygdala senses that all is well and we feel calmer.
How I can help you
I teach you how to face an uncertain world more confidently.
You can rent or purchase an Alpha Stim at advantageous rates as part of the therapy programme. This microcurrent device works at the physical level and is very effective at inducing calm without any unpleasant side effects.
I teach you how to do Self hypnosis, which enables you to induce and maintain a state of calm and give yourself positive suggestions at a deep level..
I help you understand the underlying thought patterns and experiences that have been causing you to feel anxious. I teach you how to change these.