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Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural response to a sense of threat or danger. This experience is sometimes referred to as the ‘fight or flight response’ and includes a range of symptoms, necessary in times of danger. However, Anxiety can often be present without an immediate threat present and when it becomes out of proportion to our daily experiences, it is unhelpful physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Cognitive Behavoural Therapy treats anxiety by supporting a more balanced, self-supportive way of thinking when being ‘triggered’ by events. It also includes Mindfulness based stress reduction to positively influence the physical response.

Symptoms of Anxiety may include some of the following:

  • Anxious thinking – includes having a busy mind and difficulty concentrating on the task at hand e.g. reading or watching TV
  • Low frustration tolerance e.g. “I can’t cope”
  • To withdraw from others (including support)
  • Feeling out of control
  • Over thinking the problem and strategizing on ways to fix it
  • Over seeking reassurance from others in regards to the problem
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • May tranquilise feelings (food/alcohol/overwork)
  • Social isolation

Online CBT & Mindfulness Counselling aims to support you with:

  • Reducing anxious thinking with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which has become the most evidence based and verified treatment for reducing anxiety
  • Learning Mindfulness based stress reduction techniques
  • Provide you with self-supportive statements for difficult situations
  • Teach you coping skills to increase the ‘relaxation response’ instead of the ‘fight or flight’ response.
Help you to overcome and manage worry
  • Increasing healthier thinking styles to support you in other areas of your life (e.g. task relevant thinking in work etc)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that looks at:

  • The way you think about yourself/others
  • What you think about the situation or problem you are experiencing and
  • How what you do and feel is influenced by what you think and believe. It includes a solution-focused approach to problems and supports positive change with CBT worksheets

Mindfulness Therapy is beneficial because Mindfulness supports the body and the mind.

  • Integrating Mindfulness improves mental and physical health
  • It helps to relieve stress and improves clarity of mind
  • Mindfulness is supportive in the treatment of depression, low mood, anxiety, couples conflict and stress reduction
  • Mindfulness also helps people to manage painful emotions
(Harvard Medical School)