Are panicky feelings, stress and anxiety having a devastating effect on your life?
When you think about it, the symptoms we display when feeling stressed, anxious or when we are in a panic, are all quite natural. It’s the ‘freeze, fight or flight’ responses that as humans we all have. In our early evolution, it was a life saving response. When we came across a predator, we would first stand still, and then do one of two things – stay and fight it, or run away as quickly as possible.
The thing is that we have generally moved on within our society – we no longer have to fight in the literal sense, to survive. However, we now have other things in our everyday lives, which are not life threatening, but seem to have taken the place of that sabre-toothed tiger in the way we react to them.
So, things such as presentations at work, social situations and interviews, for example can all lead to stress. In some instances, a small amount of stress can be a good thing. A little adrenalin running through the bloodstream can help us perform better. The problems can arise when we seem to be almost in a constant state of alert. It can become second nature for some to feel stressed because of some worry about what may happen if our unknown future.
I can help with the underlying cause of the stress or anxiety. I can also teach you techniques that you can quickly learn – tools for life – so that you can manage how you react in any given situation.
Sometimes when stress has been present for an amount of time, this can lead to anxiety, and anxiety can lead to panic. When you have anxiety, often you may be suffering inside about something that is external to you and usually beyond your control. We can work on ways that show you that you can have control over the feelings you have. Once you realise you can take back control, you could be surprised at just how easily you can get any feelings of panic in their rightful place once again.
That panic feeling may be frightening, but it is not life-threatening and it will pass quickly. The good news is that you can take control of the stresses and anxieties in your life to make panic and debilitating anxiety a thing of the past. So if you would like to discuss your situation, please feel free to contact me directly, so we can have an informal chat about your needs in complete confidence.