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If you are feeling like you suffer from symptoms relating to anxiety, here’s how therapy can help…
Do you feel nervous and stressed when you have to perform in front of people, like say something at a meeting or give your opinion publicly on something?
Do you feel like you’re not as good as others and that no one will think that what you have to say is valuable?
Do you avoid new situations and environments and hate meeting new people? In fact, if you have to do these things you often feel shaky, light headed or nauseous?
If you feel like this, then you know all too well what anxiety feels like.
How therapy for anxiety can help you
Know that you’re not alone. You are in the company of approximately 2 million other Australian’s who will live with anxiety this year. Your anxiety is stopping you from living the rich, full and meaningful life you deserve. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s sometimes hard to learn new skills on your own. You can teach yourself many things but if the anxiety is overwhelming at times, it’s likely that getting a professional involved will prove more beneficial and the results more long lasting.
Your own therapist will walk beside you, and won’t judge you for the way you feel and what you’re experiencing. But you will be able to get a better understanding of the anxiety and how to get rid of it or at least keep it manageable.
What therapy for anxiety may look like at one of our Brisbane Therapy Lounge clinics
- Unless you were born with the anxiety, which in most cases is doubtful, you acquired it at some point in your life span. Your therapist can help you determine how the anxiety got there in the first place and help you recognise any driving factors that may be keeping it in place.
- Note that your genetics may play a part in your anxiety but that still doesn’t mean that you are unable to learn strategies to help manage the condition. All families come with a genetic inheritance so all families benefit from knowing what is in their genetic lineage and put strategies in place to manage.
Your therapist will also:
- Discuss any strategies you have already tried and determine what was helpful and what wasn’t.
- Help you implement new strategies to manage your anxiety.
- Help you challenge unhelpful and distorted thinking that drives your anxiety.
- Help you see yourself in a more positive light, not broken, but just as a person who needs to learn a few new skills and see life differently. You’re just as valuable and healthy as everyone else on the planet, you just need to tweak your thinking processes.
- Emotionally stand by you, until you are able to continue with the strategies on your own unassisted
So instead of looking at yourself as broken or dysfunctional, maybe try looking at yourself like this…
Most of us wouldn’t undertake learning many new skills without help. That’s why people:
- go to cooking classes
- invest in guitar and singing lessons
- get tennis tuition
- go to investing workshops
- get personal fitness trainers
- engage with accountants and financial advisors
- get academic tutors
- attend professional training seminars in our field, and the like.
We all need support in one way or another in all different areas. Learning new skills to manage anxiety shouldn’t be looked at differently. Whether it be something you want to change of a physical nature or an emotional nature, it should be treated the same way. If outside professional help is going to get you the best outcomes, then it’s worth looking at.
Book a face to face therapy session in one of our Brisbane locations or discuss phone or Skype sessions by calling 1300 555 118.