– this is characterised by excessive worrying about anything and everything beyond our control.
– feeling anxious in everyday social situations, where we fear being criticised, embarrassed or humiliated.
– regularly experiencing panic attacks and feeling intensely anxious about having more attacks in the future.
– performing repetitive actions such as hand washing or checking locks due to anxiety about the consequences of not doing so.
– extreme anxiety experienced after a severely stressful event.
So, what can be the cause of anxiety? Often it is not one single situation or trigger, but is more likely a combination of factors including:
While the symptoms of normal anxiety often include sweaty palms, accelerated breathing and increased heart rate, what anxiety actually feels like can be much more pronounced and severe.
The physical symptoms of anxiety can include profuse sweating, trembling, a pounding heart, shortness of breath, lightheadedness and nausea. Sufferers can also feel restless and highly keyed up and despite being easily tired, can have difficulty sleeping and often experience restless, unsatisfying sleep.
As well as extreme anxiety, emotional symptoms can include difficulty in concentrating, an inability to carry out everyday tasks, an avoidance of stressful situations and a tendency to make lists and to over-plan everything.
There are several methods employed by mental health professionals for treating anxiety, including:
Helping with anxiety is our specialty at Palladium Private. Our highly qualified therapists specialise in a vast range of therapeutic modalities and can help you pinpoint the beliefs and experiences that trigger your anxiety, teaching you techniques for observing emotions that result when anxiety is activated.
We teach that trying to stop a painful emotion only achieves a temporary fix at best. You might get through the moment, but when you are in a similar situation again, the same beliefs will be activated and the same emotional responses will occur. So at Palladium Private, we teach you unique ways to halt, alter and reverse this pattern.
By using these new tools and techniques, you will learn to adopt new behaviours, apply new skills and engage in new ways of thinking. Our programs offer change that is lasting – because our unique and comprehensive range of therapies go deep to the underlying root cause.
Our personal, tailored BioPsychoSocial programs are designed to empower you to deal with
issues in your life including: