Anxiety is a normal human response that acts as one of our protective factors. It keeps us safe when there is a threat by triggering our ‘fight or flight’ response.
Sometimes our anxiety rises out of proportion to the threat that is around us. Other times, anxiety seems to happen for no reason at all. When this becomes a regular occurrence, anxiety becomes a problem.
Out of control anxiety impacts every part of our life. From the moment we wake up until the moment we try to sleep, anxiety is our constant companion. Tight chest, rapid heartbeat, racing thoughts, inability to concentrate, shaking, and uncontrollable impulses are just some of the symptoms we might be dealing with.
Occasionally the symptoms can escalate to the point that we become anxious about being anxious. We worry that we are going to have a heart attack and spiral into full blown panic. We might even take ourselves off to the emergency department only to be told we need to calm down. We go home, but the panic remains and the cycle starts all over again.
At MGA Counselling Services we can teach you to recognise anxiety before it becomes a panic attack, manage the symptoms, and take control over your responses.
To discuss your counselling needs, call Matt Glover on 1300 38 50 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about information about anxiety visit the Beyond Blue website.
MGA Counselling Services
Director: Matt Glover
2-4 Bemboka Road, Croydon Hills
1036 Doncaster Road, East Doncaster
Ph: 1300 38 50 20
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