I know that anxiety is one of the “hot topics” we often hear about. The COVID-19 pandemic brought this to light in a way that many were unsure how to deal with it. I mean, how do you express a fear that you can’t touch, define, etc.? Many have downplayed the reality of anxiety, and this has caused many who suffer from anxiety to feel shame. Those who suffer from anxiety often don’t know how to express what they are feeling or why they are feeling these feelings of fear that often cause them to shut down, close themselves off from others, or simply suffer in silence.
Let me say that anxiety is real! Though it may not be understood by all, it is something that is real, and the effects are real. Even though you may not understand all about anxiety it does not mean that you should diminish what you are experiencing.
Anxiety is Uncomfortable
Who wants to feel as if they can’t breathe because they have seen a cat? No one. However, what most don’t consider is that this cat is possibly representative of a traumatic event you experienced involving a cat. Unresolved experiences can cause anxiety. Has something happened in your past that has caused you to have anxiety? Childhood trauma, adult trauma, and physical and emotional abuse can all cause anxiety.
Symptoms of Anxiety
There are so many symptoms of anxiety, feeling restless, feeling weak or tired, having trouble concentrating on anything other than the current concern, sweating, trembling, and more. However, know that there are tools to deal with anxiety. There are techniques to process past trauma and help you take over anxiety. Will this be easy, probably not, but it will be beneficial.
Anxiety can be treated
Though you may struggle to talk to people you don’t know, you can find help by speaking to a counselor. You don’t have to continue in a state of shame, fear, or isolation. Reach out. This may be the hardest step for you to take, but I would encourage you to take the step in asking for help.
Remember these key facts:
Anxiety is real
Anxiety is uncomfortable
Anxiety has many symptoms
Anxiety can be treated
At Mind Works Counseling in Lubbock, Texas, we specialize in providing help for those who suffer from anxiety. We have counselors available to help. Please feel free to give us a call and schedule an appointment.
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