Anxiety is a very normal response to danger and humans have survived as a species because of it. However, as our minds have evolved, the experience of anxiety can very often occur when we don’t need or want it to. Anxiety can be a very intense and frightening physiological experience and can also result in distressing thoughts, images, nightmares and behaviours. This can cause problems for us and stop us from living the lives we want to lead. You might find that you are experiencing an underlying feeling of anxiety most of the time, or it may occur at specific times or in particular ways, for example:
Whilst these labels are helpful in understanding the way in which anxiety manifests for you, here at MyLife Psychologists, we are interested in finding out about your own unique experience of anxiety. This will help us to find the most appropriate therapeutic approach to work for you.
If you would like more information or to book an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists, contact us.