Everyone has an anxious moment here and there.
New situations and relationships can bring anxiety about the unknowns of something new. Certain experiences and relationships can cause us to feel more anxious due to past interactions. Anxiety is defined by the Oxford Dictionary “as a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease typically about an imminent event to something with an uncertain outcome.” When anxious feelings become more of the focus and interfere with daily life then it is time to reach out for help through anxiety treatment.
A few general misconceptions about anxiety are:
- Having anxious feelings is the same as struggling with anxiety.
- If you struggle with anxiety, you can tell yourself not to be anxious and you will be fine.
- You can always tell who has anxiety.
- It is only the big concerns or changes that trigger anxiety.
- There is no help for living with your anxiety.
Anxiety can look different in each person’s life. While some may have outward symptoms that can be seen, many do not. Anxiety is not something you can just talk yourself out of. Working through anxiety requires understanding, time, and tools. Plus, a most supportive and encouraging anxiety therapist. While working with your therapist you will learn about what triggers your anxiety. Those triggers can be big and small. Big events or tasks can bring feelings of anxiety. But, so can the everyday responsibilities and tasks you do.
Anxiety affects both the mind and the body. It causes physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that can be very scary and hard to deal with. Here are some of the symptoms you may feel:
- Trembling or shaking
- Muscle tension
- Dry mouth
- Increase in your blood pressure
- Breathing going faster
- Feeling short of breath
- Feeling like your heart is racing
- Gastrointestinal issues
Mental and Emotional Symptoms.
- Feeling on edge
- Avoiding stresses that are hard to deal with
- Intensity in your actions or feelings that have not been present before
- Excessiveness in thoughts, focus, or emotions
- Persistent worry or fear
- Becoming more tired quicker than normal
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritable with others and yourself
- Having trouble going to sleep or staying asleep
- Sleeping too much
Is there help?
You may be experiencing anxiety and want to learn how to manage it better. If so, there are many tools and forms of anxiety treatment that our therapists can share with you. By working with an anxiety therapist, you can better manage your anxiety. Some of the tools include:
- Learning more about how your body reacts to the triggers that cause your anxiety
- Learning how to deep breathe and relax the body when the stressors begin
- Adding or increasing physical exercise
- Possibly reducing caffeine
- Relaxation techniques
- Journaling to explore your feelings and how your body reacts to those feelings
- Establishing or keeping a bedtime routine to help with your sleep
- Eating healthier
- Reducing stress
Begin Anxiety Treatment in Greenville, SC
Our therapists can also work with you using various therapies that can help you manage better such as cognitive behavior therapy. Our therapists would love to help you in this journey to managing your anxiety. We offer support with both in-person and online services. You can start your therapy journey with our Greenville, SC-based therapy practice by following these simple steps:
- Contact Upstate Restorative Counseling
- Meet with a caring anxiety therapist
- Start managing your anxious symptoms in a healthy way
Other Services Offered with Upstate Restorative Counseling
Anxiety treatment isn’t the only service we provide. Our team understands you may be struggling with more than one mental health concern at a time. This is why we are happy to also offer therapy for trauma, depression, and life transitions. We also offer support for resolving relationship issues and support across the state via online therapy. Feel free to learn more by visiting our blog or about page today!