It is common to feel anxious in certain situations…When we don’t know what is happening, when we have an important event like a job interview or an important test… We can feel anxious when we are doing something new or meeting new people, as well as when we are faced with what we feel is dangerous.
The experiences we may have might be thinking a lot about ‘What if?’ scenarios and playing through them in our mind. This may be accompanied by unwanted bodily sensations such as needing the toilet, having butterflies, feeling sick, shaky and sweating. We may also have these experiences, despite not having anxious thoughts.
This is our body`s clever way of keeping us safe; making us prepared to react to danger.
Sometimes, our brain can misinterpret real danger from perceived danger and make us ‘prepared’ too often. A little like your kitchen toaster setting the fire alarm off when your toast has been overdone…
When anxiety begins to affect our daily lives, such as avoiding situations that might make us anxious, not being able to sleep, affecting our physical health, impacting on our home life, jobs, relationships, it may be helpful to seek support.
Our mental health can change day by day, hour by hour and this is perfectly normal. We measure when to seek help based upon the principles of impact, severity and frequency.
As a rule, if anxiety is impacting on your thoughts and feelings most days and is having an unwanted impact on you being able to live your life, it may be helpful to receive some support.
At Blue Talking Therapies you will find a very friendly team of highly experienced and fully accredited psychotherapists and counsellors in North Tyneside. We care deeply about helping people recover from mental health issues and only use evidence based talking therapies to achieve this.
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At Blue Talking Therapies you will find a close team of highly experienced and fully accredited CBT therapists and counsellors in North Tyneside.
We care deeply about helping people recover from mental health issues and only use evidence based talking therapies to achieve this.Learn more