Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life. All of us worry about things from time to time. It becomes a problem when it is the most frequent emotional response to every situation, or the continually anticipation of disastrous outcomes which are out of proportion to the event at hand.
In today’s social media-driven world, the selective editing for posts produces unrealistic views of daily lives. This can trigger a constant struggle to overcome negative thoughts about any aspect of your life – your health, your work, finances, security etc. Information overload, and the constant flow of bad news and catastrophic events of the past twenty years has driven anxiety levels to an all time high in our society.
Anxiety is a learned behaviour or response, a thought process. While people with anxiety often come from families with anxiety, it can also be a result of a life event. Anxiety is very treatable as it is just a thought, and we are in control of our thoughts.
Anxiety is like sitting in the driveway with your car in neutral and your foot flat on the gas. You use up a lot of energy and do not reach a destination.
The goal of treatment is to change the thoughts from anxiety
or fear-based to more positive and calm. Building trust in ourselves and a believe that we can cope with whatever happens is really helpful in reducing anxiety. Using some concepts from CBT and mindfulness meditation we work together to calm the whole body down. Interventions for anxiety include psychotherapy, medication, exercise, yoga, meditation, and mostly a combination.
KINDS OF ANXIETY:
Generialzed anxiety – worrying about anything and everything;
Panic disorder – overwhelming moments of panic not triggered by an event;
Obessive compulsive disorder – characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and ritualized, repetitive behaviors you feel compelled to perform;
PTSD – anxiety that is a direct result of a traumatic event;
Social anxiety – everyday social situation create fear about saying or doing the wrong thing or being humiliated;
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I am registered with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO # 004190) and some insurance companies cover my services. Please check with your insurance company to see if they cover my services. My services are not covered under OHIP because I am not a psychiatrist and therefore you do not need a doctors referral.
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