Adults With Anxiety

The Cycle of Anxious Thoughts Can Paralyze Progress & Stifle Life Fulfillment

When you are anxious, fear can control your life. You worry and perhaps ruminate over events that might happen, what people think of you, your health, the safety of others and many other issues. Your worry and fear can destroy the pleasures in your life as it’s difficult to see the positive. You may avoid any situations that increase your fear, including looking for a new job, dating, going out with friends, or taking classes. Your fear prevents you from living the life you want to live.

This cycle of anxiety and fear often leads to a feeling of being trapped in one’s own thoughts, creating a sense of helplessness and isolation. As you become more engulfed in these worries, you might start to lose touch with your own strengths and abilities, further diminishing your confidence to face challenges. The constant state of anxiety not only affects your mental health but can also have physical manifestations such as fatigue, headaches, or a weakened immune system. Relationships may suffer as well, as the fear and avoidance behaviors strain connections with family and friends, leading to a feeling of disconnection and loneliness. Consequently, the world seems like a much more daunting place, reinforcing the cycle of fear and anxiety, making it increasingly difficult to break free and regain control over your life.

Anxiety can manifest as performance anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, a phobia, and more.

Avoidance behaviors may manifest, leading to shunning new opportunities like job hunting, socializing, or education.

Physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and a weakened immune system can arise from persistent anxiety.

Fear acts as a barrier, preventing the fulfillment of desired life experiences and personal growth.

Face the world with a renewed sense of ability to overcome anxiety

Break The Chains Of Anxiety With Personalized Therapy

Anxiety is different for different people. The first step is to assess the type of anxiety that you are experiencing–performance anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, or a phobia. Anxiety may also come from a past trauma or a difficult life experience.  We have different options for treatment depending on your needs. Mindfulness, relaxation techniques, DBT, RO DBT, ACT, and CBT are some of the possibilities. 

Furthermore, the choice of therapy is tailored to not just the type of anxiety but also to your personal preferences, lifestyle, and the severity of your symptoms. For instance, if you find yourself constantly overwhelmed by worry and fear, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) might be particularly beneficial as it helps in identifying and challenging irrational thoughts and beliefs. On the other hand, if your anxiety is linked to deeper emotional issues or trauma, therapies like DBT or ACT, which focus on emotional regulation and acceptance, could be more effective. In some cases, a combination of therapies may be recommended to address various aspects of anxiety. Alongside these therapies, lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep can also play a significant role in managing anxiety. Additionally, support groups and peer networks can provide comfort and understanding from those who share similar experiences. It’s important to remember that the journey to managing anxiety is personal and ongoing.