Anxiety comes from the fight, flee, freeze part of our brain known as the amygdala and is one of our natural responses. It's natural that everyone will experiences mild anxiety and stress in their life from time to time. For example, it's natural to feel anxious or nervous before a job interview or on a first date.
We do need this response to survive, for instance, if a car was heading our way we would want that rush of adrenaline to help us respond quickly and swerve out of the way!
Sometimes our brains can exaggerate things and we can experience an excessive amount of stress and anxiety everyday. We start to worry about things that may never even happen, which fuels our anxiety even further leaving us feeling pretty rubbish. We can experience symptoms such as restlessness, a rapid heart rate, fast breathing, sweating, shaking, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, obsessive thoughts and the list goes on. We may start to suffer with panic attacks, OCD or our minds may create phobias. Anxiety and stress don't only affect our mental health they can affect our physical health too. This will impact on our immune system and could lead to further conditions such as eczema, digestive issues and an increased risk of infection. We can suffer from poor sleep, we can become teary and we can worry excessively about what people think. This could lead to us struggling to function around others and impact massively on every day life.
At the initial consultation I will give a detailed explanation of how our brain works. After understanding why we feel the way we do you may already be starting to feel some relief. We can then take that first step towards retraining your brain, enabling you to approach life calmly and confidently. We already have all the resources we need, I can teach you how to use these resources to help you calm your mind and take back control of your life. You will soon understand how flexible the brain is and how we can use its natural plasticity to grow new positive neuropathways.