“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
- Corrie ten Boom
We have all experienced degrees of anxiety at some stage in our lives and it has been manageable. There are other times when it becomes overwhelming.
There are varying degrees of Anxiety that can either be enabling, triggering our need to fight or disabling leaving us frozen or the need to flee. Anxiety can undermined our sense of safety, leaving us feeling vulnerable when faced with perceived or actual dangerous and stressful situations. Feelings can become unmanageable, filling our every thought, feeling powerless.
Anxiety can manifest in several various ways such as sweating, panic, and avoidant behavior.
Anxiety is a physical reaction coming from an emotion expression frequently beyond our control:
Expressions often used to describe anxious states; ‘butterflies in my stomach’; ‘my heart sank’; ‘I broke out in a sweat’ describe the degrees of fear or anxiety being experienced. Many of these familiar phrases describe physiological experiences that shoot the adrenaline through the system.
How counselling and psychotherapy can help
In counselling or psychotherapy, you can begin to understand the route cause of anxious triggers that may define those that are manageable and those that are not. Cognitive Hypnotherapy offers tools that can manage the anxious symptoms, regaining and managing the fear using the individual resources we possess. Together with your therapist, they can be re-discovered.