Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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When we perceive something to be a problem or threat, our bodies respond by releasing chemicals such as adrenaline which enable us to react to the situation. This is useful when faced with an actual threat or danger and a certain amount of anxiety is quite natural. It helps us to stay focused whilst alerting us to things that need attention. But, if we experience too much anxiety over a prolonged period of time, it can lead to extreme anxiety or panic attacks.

Panic escalation usually exhibits four distinct phases and you make unrealistic self-statements which keep you in a constant state of alarm.  The symptoms of anxiety exacerbate your sense of arousal and ultimately you avoid any situation, person or thing that evokes the emotional and physical sensations.

Therapy can help you to relax, increase your confidence and learn new ways of dealing with anxiety inducing situations thus allowing you to go wherever you wish to go and do whatever you wish to do.  You can live your most fulfilling life free of unwanted anxiety.