Are you struggling with overwhelming feelings of tension? Do you feel like your heart is racing for no reason?

You are most likely struggling with anxiety.

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Anxiety is a very “tricky” disorder and is also the most common one. In fact, while many people hide their anxiety and are often portrayed as “uptight,” “agitated,” or even “unpleasant,” they are actually often dealing with burdensome and overwhelming emotions. 

Although Anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion, it can become a medical disorder when it starts taking over our lives and affects our daily functioning. Among the different types of symptoms and severity of anxiety disorders, the most common ones, involve extreme fear and worry, which can generate physical symptoms such as a rapid heartbeat, sweating, and more.

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

Some common symptoms are:

  • Intense worry or obsessions
  •  Avoidance of people, places, situations, or objects
  • Avoidance of the anxiety-provoking stimulus
  • Disturbing thoughts that create stress or tension daily
  • Sleep difficulties and anesthesia
  • General damage to one’s quality of life
  • Pounding heart
  • Trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pains
  • Procrastination

How can OVC help?

Our team can help you. 

  • Understand why certain fears, places, or situations arouse your feelings of anxiety.
  • Adapt practical coping skills to minimize stress and anxiety
  • Acknowledge and understand your anxiety rather than avoid it and carry it silently. 
  • Recognize the physical symptoms of anxiety and how to deal with them prehend.
  • Address and regulate your nervous system to prevent stress from escalating at triggered moments.
  • Make choices based on reason and not on the fear generated by your anxiety disorder.

Modalities used for anxiety

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

CBT is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to anxiety. CBT can be effective for various anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

Exposure Therapy:

This type of therapy involves gradually and safely exposing an individual to the source of their fear or anxiety. This can help individuals learn to manage and reduce their anxiety over time.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies:

Mindfulness-based therapies, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), can help individuals manage anxiety by teaching them how to focus on the present moment and manage thoughts and emotions.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):

ACT is a type of therapy that helps individuals learn to accept their thoughts and feelings, rather than trying to control or suppress them. This can lead to a reduction in anxiety and improvement in overall well-being.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR):

EMDR is a therapy that uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, to help individuals process and resolve traumatic memories that may be contributing to anxiety.

It’s important to note that the best treatment for anxiety depends on the individual and the type of anxiety disorder they have. Some individuals may respond best to a combination of medication and psychotherapy, while others may find relief through therapy alone. It’s important to work with a mental health professional to determine the best treatment plan for you.

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