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Help for Anxiety, Panic & Stress

Anxiety has become increasingly common in today’s World. In fact, Anxiety is one of the leading Mental Health problems in Canada. We all experience stress and anxiety. However, we may want to consider seeking help when anxiety, worry and feelings of intense fear and distress become overwhelming and our lives, relationships and or daily activities are impacted.
Questions to consider for Anxiety:

Do you ever feel your worries are taking over?

Do you ever notice if anxiety keeps you from engaging in, and fully enjoying your life?

Do you ever notice you are avoiding situations or people out of fear of anxiety, panic, embarrassment, or fear of not meeting expectations?

Do you ever find it difficult to complete tasks because of perfectionism or procrastination?

Do you ever feel that your world has become limited or isolated because of anxiety?

Do you ever experience symptoms such as: rapid heart rate, muscle tightness, nausea, panic attacks?

Does it feel that trying to keep up with everyone and everything is exhausting?

Common signs of stress and anxiety include:

Feeling irritable

Headaches/Migraines

Fatigue

Digestive distress

Tension in neck and shoulders

Jaw clenching, teeth grinding

Less patience

Appetite changes

Difficulty Sleeping

Nightmares/Upsetting Dreams

Forgetfulness

Tearful

Common signs of Panic:

Increased heart rate

Shortness of breath

Dizziness

Numbness

Changes in body temperature

Panic disorder is diagnosed in people who experience spontaneous seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks and who are preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, sometimes even during sleep. Individuals with panic disorder have recurring panic attacks and often the fear of the attacks themselves become the focus.

How can individual therapy help with Anxiety & Stress?

Learn evidence- based strategies for managing anxiety and worry in your life
Learn skills to calm your nervous system
Learn to relate to yourself in a gentler kinder and more compassionate manner
Learn about your triggers, sensations, thoughts and learn strategies to assist in changing thought patterns
Learn and develop new ways of coping
Learn to create more balance between your work and personal life
Learn ways to improve communication with loved ones and colleagues
Learn to seek out support from others as required
Learn relaxation strategies
Mindfulness

Ready to begin?

Move forward towards living your life with greater ease, increased comfort and clarity.
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