Anxiety – What is it?

Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Anxiety is a biological trait we all possess which is triggered in situations of danger and it is nature’s way of preparing us for fight or flight when we are feeling threatened or afraid.

Symptoms of anxiety include sweaty palms, increased heart rate, stomach butterflies, and a sudden burst of energy, which can be drawn upon to help us act in dangerous situations. Anxiety can also perform a positive role when we are faced with challenging circumstances in life. For example, it can motivate us to get the job done when we are facing a deadline such as an exam or giving an important presentation or performance. The time when anxiety becomes a problem is when we start to feel anxious about things which pose no actual threat to us and this is when we experience what is known as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a debilitating disorder that can severely impact our everyday lives. Rather than feeling anxious in response to actual danger, we experience anxiety in normal everyday situations which we have come to perceive as threatening in some way. The Palladium Private Program is supported by CBT, ACT and Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and is underpinned by Mindfulness Training. These therapies can help to alleviate the symptoms of depression and help sufferers to come out of themselves and reconnect with the world. During your stay with us, you’ll enjoy nutritious meals cooked by our chefs and attention to your whole health by our personal trainers, yoga teachers, and spa and massage therapists. So if you or someone you know needs help with anxiety, why not talk to our admissions team about a program tailored to your needs. Just fill out the online query form or call Palladium Private on 1300 573 095.