What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear.
There are several different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and panic disorder. Symptoms of anxiety disorders can include feeling nervous, irritable, or on edge; having an increased heart rate; breathing rapidly; sweating; and having difficulty sleeping. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s daily functioning and well-being.
If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety that are affecting your daily life, it is important to speak with a mental health professional. They can help you identify the cause of your anxiety and develop a treatment plan to manage it.
What are some of the symptoms of Anxiety?
Symptoms of anxiety can vary depending on the individual and the type of anxiety disorder they have. However, some common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Feelings of nervousness, restlessness, or being on edge
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Trembling or shaking
- Muscle tension
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Stomachaches or digestive issues
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and they are affecting your daily life, it is important to speak with a mental health professional. They can help you determine if you have an anxiety disorder and develop a treatment plan to manage your symptoms.
Whar are some of the ways to deal with Anxiety?
There are many ways to deal with anxiety, and what works best can depend on the individual and the severity of their anxiety. Here are a few things that may be helpful:
- Practice relaxation techniques: There are many relaxation techniques that can help reduce anxiety, such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness meditation.
- Exercise: Physical activity can help reduce stress and improve mood, which can in turn reduce anxiety.
- Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can contribute to anxiety, so it’s important to get enough rest.
- Eat a healthy diet: A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help promote feelings of well-being and reduce anxiety.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine: These substances can increase anxiety, so it’s a good idea to limit your intake of them.
- Talk to someone: Sharing your feelings with a friend, family member, or mental health professional can be a great way to get support and reduce anxiety.
- Try stress-reducing activities: Activities like yoga, tai chi, and journaling can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety.
- Get some sessions with your NLP Coach or Therapist
It’s important to remember that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. If you are struggling with anxiety, it may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional who can help you develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
How does NLP Coaching and Therapy help you deal with Anxiety?
NLP & Therapy can be a very effective treatment for anxiety.
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP): NLP therapy helps people identify and change negative thinking patterns and behaviors that contribute to their anxiety.
- NLP based Exposure therapy: This type of therapy involves gradually exposing a person to the thing they are afraid of in a controlled and safe environment. This can help them learn to manage their anxiety and overcome their fears.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): This type of therapy helps people accept their negative thoughts and feelings, rather than trying to fight them, which can often make them worse. This can help people better manage their anxiety.
- Mindfulness-based therapies: These therapies, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), teach people to pay attention to their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way, which can help them better manage their anxiety.
In addition to these therapies, a therapist can also teach relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, which can help reduce anxiety.
It’s important to note that therapy may not work for everyone and it’s important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. If you are interested in pursuing therapy for anxiety, it may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Dr. Ashish Sehgal has been working with clients and help them reduce their Anxiety levels for over two decades. You can contact him for the same.