What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is what we feel when we’re scared or worried. Anxiety is a normal reaction in the body, and it can be helpful as it can make us alert and look out for potential risks.
When does Anxiety become a mental health problem?
What are the symptoms of Anxiety?
Anxiety affects our mind and body. On the body anxiety looks like panic attacks, dizziness, sweating, shaking, nausea, feeling like you can’t breathe normally, restlessness.
On the mind anxiety looks like, irritability, catastrophising the worst scenario, unable to concentrate, dissociating from your body and surroundings.
Therapy for Anxiety
Therapy can greatly help to reduce symptoms of anxiety, there is a significant amount of research to show the affects of therapy such as CBT in treating anxiety.
Under the Rainbow can assist clients in treating their anxiety disorder. When a client begins treatment, they will meet their professional psychotherapy who will provide a safe, empathic environment which will allow the client to trust the therapist and build a therapeutic relationship.
The therapist will assess the client’s presenting issue and how the anxiety affects different areas of their life. The therapist will work with the client in creating achievable goals and then formulating a treatment plan to suit the client’s issue.
References: Mental Health Foundation. (2022). Anxiety. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/a-z topics/anxiety
Mind (2021). Anxiety and Panic Attacks. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-