Anxiety is a natural and normal emotional reaction to threats and situations that are perceived as dangerous. If we however overestimate danger and at the same time underestimate our own ability to cope, different type of anxiety disorders may arise.
Worried all the time even when you have no reason to be? You may be suffering from anxiety disorder. It's not uncommon for people to be anxious, but certain types of anxiety are far from helpful, and can often be an indication of a real underlying issue that is affecting your life today.
We can differentiate between four different components of anxiety: Cognitive, emotional, behavioural and the physical component.
We offer our clients cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) alongside Psychotherapy. CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach which has been developed and adjusted over the last thirty to forty years and within that period it has grown increasingly popular and is recognised worldwide. An essential part of the treatment is to examine the thoughts and beliefs connected to our moods, behaviours, bodily sensations, and to the events in our lives. By doing so, we can become more aware of dysfunctional patterns of thinking which are associated with emotional and behavioural problems and work to challenge, and in time modify these, into more constructive ways. EMDR is a remarkable treatment method used to heal the symptoms of depression. EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, or sound, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. EMDR allows a client to process an emotional experience they cannot yet talk about.
Anxiety Disorders - people become very anxious just about getting through the day. This generalised anxiety disorder (referred to as GAD) can prevent people from even undertaking everyday tasks that some of us will take for granted. Nick Kypriotis from the London Recovery Clinic explains about how anxiety can affect people, and discusses symptoms.