I specialise in helping people become more relaxed and free from worry and anxiety. I spent over three decades being chronically anxious before I got help that took me from living with almost constant worry to where I now relax and enjoy life.
Anxiety and worry are unconscious habits. We simply find them welling up and they can ruin or even determine our day’s activities. We don’t chose to be anxious but our minds will keep generating anxiety unless we learn how to stop it.
Often life experiences will reinforce patterns of worry. By resolving the emotions that are powering the habits and patterns of anxiety the issue can be much reduced. Anxiety and worry play a useful role at a healthy level. They contribute to things such as looking both ways before crossing a road for example. What I do is to get control of out of control anxiety and worry and bring it to an easy, useful, healthy level which allows you to succeed more and enjoy life.
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The most common symptoms of anxiety are:
- Poor sleep – Usually taking a very long time to fall asleep, but sometimes broken sleep.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Pressure to go to the toilet when worrying. On-going pain, flatulence, or diarrhoea.
- Absent-mindedness – forgetting simple thing like what you came into a room for, where you left your keys etc.
- Hyper-vigilance – spotting small detail, quickly summing people up, noticing what might be at risk of being knocked of a table before the others do etc.
- Worrying about what others think – Re-running conversations you’ve had, and worrying whether you were misunderstood or if you got your point across, second guessing your decisions, etc.
- Avoiding trying in case you might fail and thus waste the opportunity – The feeling of ‘If you don’t try you can’t be seen to fail’.
- Avoiding people or situations that make you anxious – often including avoiding: individual people, going out socially, making appointments, crowds, speaking in public etc.
- Procrastination – putting off what you want to do or need to do. For example: often watching TV, playing online games or video games, can keep tasks off your mind. Usually this occurs where any task feels crushing or pressured and you just avoid it even though it’ll be more urgent and more pressure later.
- Frequent pain or ‘butterflies’ in the belly when worrying.
- Tiredness and lowered immune system – catching colds more often, taking longer to recover from infections etc. Very often people with chronic anxiety are tired in the mornings and have energy late at night.
For more information on how I can help you, please contact me. I’ll be happy to chat and answer any questions you might have about what assistance I can give.