Anxiety

Do you worrying? Do you often feel nervous, apprehensive or on edge? Do you feel that things are getting on top of you? Do you find it hard to relax and 'switch off'? Do you often experience unpleasant physical sensations such as 'butterflies' in your  stomach, muscular tension, dizziness or breathlessness?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes,' you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and Awakenings Counseling Center can help you:

  • Recognize whether you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
  • Understand what anxiety is, what causes it and what keeps it going.
  • Find ways to understand, manage or overcome your anxiety.

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that we all experience at times. It is a word often used to describe when we feel 'uptight', 'irritable', 'nervous', 'tense', or 'wound up'. When we are anxious we normally experience a variety of uncomfortable physical sensations. These include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscular tension
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feelings of breathlessness

As well as this, anxiety affects us mentally too. For example, when anxious, we often worry for large periods of time, so much so that our worry can feel out of control. These worries are often about a variety of issues and commonly our mind jumps quickly from one worry to another.

Anxiety also influences how we behave. For instance, when we feel anxious, we often avoid doing things that we want to because we are worried about how they will turn out. Although short experiences of anxiety are part and parcel of daily life, it becomes challenging when anxiety begins to follow people around and is a regular feature in their lives.

If you experience symptoms of anxiety it is likely that you will recognise many of the feelings, physical symptoms, thoughts and behaviors above and we are to help you contact us at 847.363.0632 or info@awakeningscounseling.com to learn how we can help you.