Most of the things you worry about never happen

The battle with anxiety

Many people who experience anxiety report feeling uneasy, nervous, or fearful. Anxiety affects the way you live, the choices you make, or your performance on the job. There is an internal dialogue. You tell yourself not to worry but end up losing the battle every time. Your inner voice takes over and ruminating thoughts will not go away.

Symptoms are presented in many ways.

Symptoms of anxiety include irrational fears, perfectionism, a sense that you are constantly being judged, and nagging self-doubt. Depending on the severity you may have panic-like symptoms. Your pulse and blood pressure rise, your muscles tense, chest pains and breathing difficulties. Fortunately, anxiety and panic attacks are treatable. With time we can help you learn how to regulate your fears and manage anxiety.

The five types of anxiety.

Anxiety manifests itself differently in each person. While some might experience a persistent, generalized fear that something bad is always around the corner, others might find that same fear surfaces predominantly in public places—leading to the avoidance of social interactions or events whenever possible. While some struggle with periodic bouts of anxiety, others are in a constant battle to silence the noise. Overall, anxiety tends to fall into five overarching categories: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Social Phobia, also known as Social Anxiety Disorder.

Covid-19 has changed the way we live and socialize. This has been a major transition for some and a trigger for others. The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home schooling children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues have taken time to get used to. These lifestyle changes can be stressful. Although stress is a normal part of life and impossible to avoid, there is good news. In time you can learn how to manage stress, so it does not impact you.

Breaking down barriers

Did you know that anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues faced across all age groups? And while it takes some time and dedication, it is possible to break free from this cycle. At the Institute of Modern Recovery, we use creative methods, trauma healing approaches, as well as more traditional methods, such as mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Therapy.

We can teach you tools to interrupt panic attacks and calm your nervous system. Techniques that make you more aware of thought patterns, help you break ineffective habits, and show you how to replace unproductive with productive and constructive behaviors. Throughout treatment, you will begin to gain a sense of calmness and control over your life. In the end, you will find it easier to function day to day and occasionally branch out of your comfort zone.
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If you’re seeking Anxiety and Panic Therapy in San Diego, we invite you to contact us to set-up a free, initial consultation. We are here to help.