Generalised anxiety is very common. Doctors tend to diagnose generalised anxiety disorder if someone has been worrying for at least six months about at least two specific stressful life events such as divorce, redundancy, bereavement or financial problems and the person has had symptoms such as –
- feeling agitated
- inability to relax
- difficulty concentrating
- a feeling of foreboding
- feelings of depression
with accompanying physical symptoms such as
- muscle tension
- difficulty sleeping
- upset stomach
- dry mouth
- heart palpitations
- quick shallow breathing
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way and you do have choice. You can choose to do nothing and continue doing what you’ve always done and continue to get the same results or you can choose to make a few changes in your life, to take control and live the way you would like to live.
The first step is to be aware that you have an issue – and congratulations, you have taken the first step.
The next step is to relax. Now some people may not find this so easy and there are various techniques available to help you such as meditation (our friends at Skillful Mind can help here) or you may wish to download and listen to some relaxing music. The one thing I like to do is to breathe slowly – in for the count of three and out for five, in for three and out for five. The good part about this method is that you always have your breath with you and can draw on this technique at any time.
If you need more help to overcome your anxiety and learn the techniques for future life events, contact Marg today and fast-track your progress. Your initial consultation is FREE!
Some Case Studies:
Your story may be like Sarah’s, from childhood, playing with the other kids was not easy, and she worried about that. Years ago Sarah lost a great friend to cancer, and since has found that she hasn’t been coping very well. She misses her friend terribly.
The other day, Sarah was with her sister having a coffee, they were chatting, when Sarah suddenly felt dizzy. Later, she told her sister that in that moment she could see her talking but couldn’t hear her. Sarah remembered how her heart was pounding so fast that she thought it would explode out of her chest, and her legs felt like jelly. This was the beginning of many panic attacks. Sarah was concerned why this was happening.
Or you may relate to Oliver, who could no longer wake up and be okay with the day. That his worries began from the moment he woke up and continued to snowball throughout the day. He would think about the day ahead and become overwhelmed. He would be at work and after every meeting would go over in his mind every detail of what he had or had not said. He would worry about whether he would lose his job, and how that would affect his family. By the time he got home from work he was exhausted, so much so, he didn’t have the energy to even speak to his family and became distant.
This may sound all too familiar to you, and like Sarah and Oliver, finding someone that understands and can help you may seem difficult, but it isn’t.
Take time to speak to Marg and you’ll see that there is someone here to help you too.
Call Marg today on 0407 186 011, or send her a message firstname.lastname@example.org
Or book into a FREE initial consult now.
* the names in these case studies have been changed for reasons of privacy