Feeling anxious from time to time is just normal. But when you can’t seem to shake your concerns and your daily life is in a constant state of worry and fear, then anxiety has taken an unhealthy grip on your life. In addition to emotional symptoms like always anticipating the worst, feeling restless all the time, or having a constant nagging concern, anxiety can also have a lot of physical symptoms including a pounding heart, sweaty palms, feeling sick in your stomach, headaches, and feeling tired.
Anxiety is our body’s ancient and innate response to stressful situations such as being attacked by an aggressive animal or person. While we can’t stop anxiety entirely because it is a natural response, we can take back control of our lives so that anxiety does not get in the way of daily functioning.
You see, it is not external events that trigger your anxiety; instead, it is how you perceive the events that cause your anxiety. Using this online therapy for anxiety, you’ll learn how to identify the negative thinking patterns that cause your anxiety and replace them with more realistic and positive thoughts. This treatment will help you learn to identify the physical sensations and feelings when you’re anxious. And, more importantly, you will learn coping skills to neutralize this anxiety. Using a technique called systematic desensitization, your therapist will help you to gradually and repeatedly expose yourself to the situations and fears that normally trigger your anxiety. While this may sound scary, research actually shows it helps you take control of your anxiety so that you can improve your quality of life.