What is anxiety counseling?
Anxiety counseling helps you manage anxiety by learning to:
- Recognize thoughts and behaviors that create anxiety
- Identify new ways of thinking that reduce anxiety
- Practice self-soothing behaviors that calm the nervous system
Anxiety management is based on a strong relationship between a person’s strengths and their ability to use them to deal with all facets of anxiety. These different parts of anxiety can be biochemical, learned, situational, etc.
Anxiety is not designed to be unhealthy in limited doses; it is supposed to be a temporary alert system that helps you pay close attention to potential danger. An anxiety attack is your body’s fight or flight response acting as if your life is in danger. This is what causes symptoms like a fast, pounding heart, rapid breathing, sweating, plus a sense of impending doom.