How we can help with Anxiety
On average one in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. If we think about the response our body gives us when we are in danger, racing heart, breathlessness, sweating, agitation – all of these signs make sense when danger is present. Anxiety is when these symptoms occur without that danger being there.
Anxiety can be extremely disruptive to everyday life. It can leave us wanting to avoid many aspects of the world, limiting relationships with friends or partners, or struggling with excessive worry and rumination. Anxiety in children and adolescents often results in difficulty getting to school and forming peer relationships.
The behavioural and cognitive techniques of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach have shown to be effective in helping clients manage their anxiety and return to living a life that is meaningful and rich.