Anxiety can come straight up out of nowhere. Like, wait, what? Your palms are sweating and all of a sudden, and you’re completely wigging out (do people say that still? No, okay. ‘90’s flashback there…)
But flash forward to modern day and generalized anxiety disorder (also known casually as “GAD” to counselors and also known even more casually as everyday life for many women), is still something that just won’t go away.
Or can it? Anxiety is highly treatable.
Yes. There are so many counseling tools that can be used for many types of anxiety. Modern, busy, successful women with high standards for themselves (like so many of our women clientele) put themselves often unknowingly under huge amounts of pressure.
You might not even realize the anxiety, but it could show itself in these ways:
Excessive and constant worrying
Agitation (everything is just wrong…)
Avoiding social situations
Not following through
Feeling guilty about withdrawing
How Can Anxiety Be Healed For Good?
You have to be honest with yourself. If you have had severe anxiety for your entire life, you want to commit to a significant amount of time healing.
That said, there is an effective treatment which was developed in the mid 1980’s by Francine Shapiro (more about her discovery here). The therapy is called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR.
It involves eye movements and a specific technique, which nearly ubiquitously has produced positive feelings of relief for women with anxiety.
Catch Your Breath with Counseling
Anxiety can also be relieved through coping mechanisms and things such a deep breathing, cognitive behavioral therapy (“talk therapy”), regular bouts with nature, conquering small, successive goals, and so many more things that can really help change your everyday stress and anxiety levels. Come on in! We’re here for you.