New Ways to Relax from Anxiety
Everyone feels scared and anxious. But when you feel it all the time and you can’t sleep, it’s a problem that needs addressing.
You can feel scared, anxious or nervous for different reasons. It might be because you’re doing something new and you don’t know what to expect. Other times, its because you’ve had a bad experience in the past and you’re afraid it will happen again.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a natural human experience. You can define it as feeling on edge, because you’re faced with something uncomfortable or threatening. Not only that, you don’t feel very confident about handling the situation very well.
Many people come to see us for help, because they desperately want to be rid of their anxiety. They want to stop feeling scared and they want to get rid of the horrible intrusive thoughts and worries that fill-up their brains.
If you’re looking to change the way anxiety rules your life, then we can help.
How we can help
We teach you simple and effective ways to help you relax. You may have tried relaxation techniques before. What we offer does include simple exercises to help reduce your anxiety, but that is just the start. Our psychology services, teach you how to take the power out of the anxiety and your intrusive thoughts.
We use a combination of evidence-based psychological approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
When you work with a therapist or a trainer, you’ll learn a variety of exercises that help you develop important psychological skills. In a session you can expect to learn:
- Attention exercises to help you slow-down your mind and increase your focus and concentration.
- Different creative methods for dealing with thoughts more effectively.
- About emotions, what they’re for, what they mean and how to use them as sign-posts to what you might need.
- How to develop an encouraging mind to replace any unhelpful self-criticism that makes you feel worse.
Our aim is to help you get to the root of the problem quickly. We focus less on why this has happened to you and more on targeting what is going to help you break free of the anxiety.
Anxiety can be categorised into specific problem types such as OCD, Panic, Social Phobia, Generalised Anxiety and travel phobia / agoraphobia. There are several other types of anxiety, but these tend to be the most common and the focus of treatment is very similar.
An important feature of anxiety-treatment is exposure to your fears. It is an essential step to take. Overcoming anxiety problems involves learning to get better at experiencing anxiety and fear. You can’t avoid this, but we will be with you to show you how to cope with it. We’ll show you what to do, how to apply the skills that help you relax and support you to keep taking tiny steps outside your comfort zone. This is called Deliberate Practice and its aim is to ensure you get improve and build both your skills and your confidence.
Need some help deciding?
Get your own Free Personal Guidance from one of our CBT Experts. Simply tell us what’s happening and we’ll sign-post you in the right direction.