All of these reactions are natural responses to situations where we feel threatened in some way.
They are designed to make us feel uncomfortable enough to want to feel safer. They are part of our many “survival mechanisms” – imagine not having any anxiety about anything – we might start taking all sorts of risks that would threaten our health and happiness!
Our thoughts can set off anxious feelings, especially if we get into a pattern of negative thinking, asking ourselves “What if…..?”, imagining the worst, or judging ourselves harshly in comparison to how we see others.
Too much anxiety can become a serious problem, getting in the way of us enjoying ordinary everyday life.
There is help
If anxiety is having an impact on your everyday life, you don’t have to suffer this on your own. It can really help to talk to someone about your thoughts and feelings. There are strategies that can be learned to help manage and reduce anxiety.
At Centre 33 you will be listened to and not judged. Our service is free and confidential.
Learn more about our counselling service here, Or just get in touch for a chat.