Anxiety is a natural internal alarm system in the body that communicates that you are unsafe. The feeling of being unsafe can trigger a natural response to a thought, sensation, situation, experience, environment, interaction or person.
Sometimes we can't pinpoint what is exactly happening and anxiety is just there. The responses and symptoms someone may experience varies for each person but overall, its this unsettling feeling that can make you feel really stuck.
When anxiety gets to the point of causing distress, making you feel stuck, and unable to complete daily tasks its time to take action and seek help.
- Overthinking & Planning
- Intrusive & Disruptive Thoughts
- Rapid Breathing
- Increased Heart Rate
- Chest Pains & Tightness
- Cold Hands & Feet
- Blurred Vision
- Shaking & Trembling
- Stomach aches, Nausea, & Vomiting
*Note: this list is a brief list of common symptoms and may not be every persons experience.
At Mindful Steps Therapy we can help you learn more about how anxiety takes form, shape in your life and where it shows up for you. When we explore when anxiety shows up and how long it sticks around, and what is most helpful deepens your self-awareness. We will support you to apply perspectives towards anxiety, learn new ways to approach, and skills to cope with anxiety that fit for you. We will work with you to find what works for you that seamlessly fits into your life. Helping you to work with what you have available that holds meaning for you.
Anxiety is necessary for life however, when it gets to a point when its causing distress and stopping you from doing the things you want to do then it may be time to reach out for some help.
Therapists do not diagnose but if there is a greater concern where you may need to seek out an official diagnosis to help better support you for work, school or for medical purposes, we will be with you every step of the way.
We believe in developing a great circle of care and ensuring that you have the best team to get you all the supports you may need and help you advocate for your needs.