"Worry only pretends to be necessary." Eckhart Tolle
Anxiety and Stress Counselling
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It is a way for our internal system to attempt to deal with a perceived 'uncontrollable' external stressor. When anxiety becomes unmanageable it can cause havoc on our physiological, emotional, and physical systems.
Symptoms of anxiety may include: nausea, heart palpitations, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, as well as feelings of dread, irritability, obsessive fears, worry and difficulty concentrating. Contact a medical doctor if you need immediate help.
Anxiety is not a primary feeling, but rather a cover for deeper feelings. Often we learn as young children to mask feelings that were deemed inappropriate in our families. Anger, for example, is a normal emotion. When anger arises, anxiety levels will also increase, especially if you learned that you were not 'supposed' to feel angry.
In this way, anxiety can serve as a gage to let us know there is something that has not yet been brought to consciousness. When underlying feelings are given space to arise and be felt, they are then able to move out of the body and anxiety may lesson or disappear.
It is incredibly freeing to realize that there is no need to get rid of any thoughts, sensations or feelings. I welcome this opportunity to assist you in discovering what lies beyond anxiety.
Chloe Oliver, BA, RPC, MSW Registered Professional Counsellor, Life Transition Coach Call (289) 251 7775 now for your complimentary consultation. Sessions available worldwide via Skype!