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Anxiety & Stress

(Format- Individual Therapy/Counselling, Workshops)

'Anxiety' & 'Stress' in normal intensity & quantity are a natural part of life; they are defined as a state of mental, emotional strain and/or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. However, anxiety disorders or chronic stress are not usual and need to be treated to lead a healthy life.

Anxiety disorders are common in both adults and children. While everyone worries or feels nervous from time to time, those fears and worries aren't temporary for people with anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders can severely impair a person's ability to function at work, school, and social situations. Anxiety can also interfere with a person's relationships with family members and friends. Counselling can help individuals learn to identify and manage the factors contributing to anxiety or stress.

During counselling, the clients learn to understand how their thoughts contribute to their symptoms. Then, by learning to change those thought patterns, they can reduce the likelihood and intensity of symptoms. The clients also master the techniques to reduce undesired behaviours associated with anxiety disorders.

Stressors arising from work, relationships, money and/or health concerns are usually harmless to our health. However, when the stressor becomes chronic, it can cause significant mental strain, long-term health problems and emotional outbursts. Signs of being stressed are feeling overwhelmed, run- down, irritability, inability to sleep and sometimes eating can be affected too. Stress is tough to live with, and counselling can offer an outlet by providing a safe place where the clients can discuss and work through the factors causing them to feel stressed out.

In therapy, a person will examine the deeper issues in their lives that could be contributing to their stress, such as toxic relationships, internal pressure from negative self-talk, or unresolved conflicts. Therapy can help people identify an unhealthy coping mechanism for stress and develop a healthy one to use instead.

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