Your anxiety is a feeling of worry and fear about your past, present or future, which leads to your physical and emotional symptoms.
Most people, at some time in their lives, will experience temporary anxiety, that sensation of nervousness or fear which is a perfectly normal reaction to a stressful situation
However, some people, perhaps including yourself, find their lives ruled by and damaged by ongoing or high levels of anxiety that feels overpowering and often doesn’t seem to fit with their life at the moment
If that’s what you’re feeling, you’ve visited the right website.
The best way to explain this is to explore what happens to us during our childhood
We all feel anxious at times during younger years and this can lay down patterns which we’ll either continue with for the rest of our life or will go back to after big events or during times of stress
Being unable to make sense of the way they feel, or unable to change the situation, children will often ‘bottle up” emotions, and in later life those bottled up emotions may be triggered, leading to phobias, panic attacks and anxiety-related problems.
The build up of stress over the years from work, families, relationships, grief etc puts pressure on these bottled up emotions, so that they need be relieved, for at least a short time This relief takes the form of anxiety, which leads to phobias, panic attacks and anxiety-related disorders.
Covid 19 is moving it’s way across the globe and we’re all going to be affected by it’s symptoms and/or the restrictions our Government is imposing to keep us safe.
Unfortunately these new social rules such as staying away from our loved ones, avoiding physical and social contact and staying at home are affecting every one of us. We wouldn’t be human if they didn’t!
Essentially, we’re pack animals, we rely on social groups and social contact for our emotional wellbeing. The very structure of our days has changed beyond our experience and it’s natural that this will affect us. There’s an invisible threat with negative input from every social and media source we access every day. Our minds have begun to struggle under this pressure. For some it’s anxiety, panic attacks or depression for the first time, for others their existing symptoms (or those we thought we’d left behind years ago) are rising
Worry, lack of sleep, nightmares and a feeling of helplessness lead to short tempers, physical symptoms (making us afraid we might have the disease) and make the social distancing rules that much harder to follow.
The Coronavirus pandemic is a fact of life we can’t change, but we can change how we respond to it and the impact it has
Perhaps you or your loved ones need 2 or 3 sessions to help you navigate this difficult time. All ages from 7 years of age up to our oldest family members are being badly affected right now. Getting help now, whatever your age or history can help you stay emotionally healthy
Visit the contacts page (click here) to send a message or access phone and email links. Sue will call/text or email you back and you can arrange a free screening session to find the fastest and most helpful therapy.
We’re working on blogs with links and resources (mainly free to use) so keep checking back for those. You can find the latest at the foot of each page of this website and you can scroll through to earlier subjects. Links will also be available on the Bedford Health Facebook page. You’ll find the link to this on the contacts page too
Therapy to manage and then remove anxiety depends on your goals, personality and available time.
For rapid relief ahead of an event (interview, flight etc), we can use Hypnotherapy; but this may not be a permanent fix
Long-term relief will come from a short programme of either psychotherapy with Applied Psychology or using the Relaxed Living Programme
Why not give Sue a call to arrange a Free Screening Session, to find the right route for you. Taking that one small action towards living a healthier life may seem daunting but Sue understands that and will take care of you
To book a free screening session to explain the process in more detail and answer your questions just call or email
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