Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress, something all people experience. In most cases it keeps us safe and motivates us to take action. Anxiety becomes a problem when it gets in the way of living fully or having healthy relationships. When it lasts for long periods, or if you worry excessively, it may be necessary to seek help.
- Almost 9/10 Canadians will experience anxiety in their lifetime
- Women are 1.5x as likely to have anxiety as men
- 52.6% of people with anxiety disorders also suffer from depression
- Lack of exercise, sleep and poor nutrition can increase anxiety
- Anxiety can be socially contagious.
- Nervousness, tension and restlessness
- Frequent worry and unwanted thoughts
- Elevated breathing and heart rate
- Difficulty concentrating and memory problems
- Headaches, insomnia, upset stomach
- Extreme fears, phobias and avoidance
How We Can Help
We use cognitive-behavioural, emotion focused and mindfulness-based strategies to help reduce your anxiety. In session we will help you learn strategies appropriate to your needs.
Strategies include mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, systematic desensitization, changing self-talk, shifting habits of mind, self-compassion practices as well as guided meditation and sitting meditation.
Your wellbeing matters. Take five minutes to learn if you are suffering, surviving or thriving in five essential areas of life and what you can do to improve your wellbeing. Try it now.