Anxiety Therapies




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Anxiety Therapies Information

If you're on this site and reading this page, it's highly likely you may be experiencing anxiety and perhaps looking for some relief.  Our clinic provides specialist anxiety support services through different therapy models and accompanying natural products. 

Feeling tense, stressed, and worried at certain times when under pressure is a normal human response.

In fact, 3 out of every 5 people report that they worry or feel anxious at least once every day.

However, for some people, their worry, feelings of anxiety and tension persists to the point that they significantly interfere with their daily life. If this sounds like you, then you may find the information on this page very useful in understanding anxiety. 

The DSM-5 lists the following Anxiety Disorders:

Types of Anxiety listed from the DSM- 5 

Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD
Social Phobia
Panic Disorder
Agoraphobia
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety Disorder due to another medical condition
Substance/Medication Induced Anxiety Disorder
Selective Mutism
Other Specified Anxiety Disorder
Unspecified Anxiety Disorder

PTSD, C-PTSD and OCD, previously listed as Anxiety Disorders now have their own chapters within the DSM-5. 

Symptoms of Anxiety:

Worrying about everything
A feeling of restlessness
Insomnia or Sleep Disturbance
Physical Tension - feeling keyed up
Irritability 
Feeling tired and exhausted 
Feeling confused
Lack of patience
Inability to focus or concentrate
Difficulty breathing
Sweating or shaking
Inability to speak clearly
Jumbled thoughts
Pounding heart and rapid pulse
Feelings of fear or dread
Feelings of losing it

Plus many more unlisted symptoms.  

Some Facts about Anxiety

Anxious Breathing:

When we are anxious our breathing rate increases: we take in more oxygen and breathe out more carbon dioxide than usual. However, because the body is not working any harder than normal it is not using up any extra oxygen, and so it is not producing any extra carbon dioxide.

Because carbon dioxide is being expelled faster than it is being produced its concentration in
the blood goes down (leading to a temporary change in the pH of the blood called respiratory
alkalosis). This change in CO2 blood concentration can lead us to feel unpleasantly light-headed, tingly in our fingers and toes, clammy, and sweaty.

When our breathing returns to its usual rate the levels of carbon dioxide in the blood return to normal, and the symptoms resolve. You can deliberately relax your breathing to feel better.

We can help you learn many different breathing techniques to assist in anxiety management. 

Anxiety Grounding Techniques and Grounding Statements:

Smells:

Smells are an incredibly powerful way of coming to our senses. If you are deliberately paying attention to a smell you are truly in the present moment.  Try to find a smell that has positive associations for you – maybe one that reminds you of happy times, or a smell that you enjoy.

Carry it with you and use it to bring yourself back to the present moment if you get caught up in an unwanted memory.

Helpful smells:

• Small bottles of essential oils - e.g. eucalyptus, mint, lavender, lemon
• Small dried flowers such as lavender
• Perfume soaked on a tissue
• Whole spices from the kitchen

These are samples.  Smells that transport you to a happy time or memory work best.

 Grounding statements:


Anxiety can cause unwanted and intrusive thoughts to occur and with these thoughts, we may find our anxiety escalating.  A grounding statement is a statement that is factual and allows you to connect with reality instead of engaging with the anxiety. 

Grounding statements can be very simple - a good example sounds something like this - 

'I am safe in the present moment, my trauma happened a long time ago and I survived.'

 More Information on our services:

For many people anxiety starts to govern their lives.  No longer able to participate in everyday activities, it's easy to feel a sense of despair and helplessness, which in turn fuels the anxiety even more. 

At the Lifeforce Clinic, we offer a fully customised program to suit your needs to help you manage and in many cases eradicate anxiety.   

We are nationally accredited therapists with a proven track record of providing specialist anxiety support programs.   

 To book any one of the therapies above, simply click the link or click the Book Now Button Below. 

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