Are you dealing with anxiety? We understand how excessive anxiety can rob you of your joy in life

Everyone has experienced anxiety at least once in their lives. It could have been a single experience or it could have occurred more frequently. Unfortunately for many individuals, anxiety is something they deal with on a daily basis and can be completely debilitating. Anxiety is the illusion of no control.

Anxiety is a normal response to a present or imagined threat. Some forms of mild anxiety can be helpful insofar as it enables us to respond quickly when faced with a dangerous situation and to be alert in difficult situations. However, excessive anxiety may lead to people being paralysed with fear, unable to make decisions or live their life the way they wish to.

Don’t let anxiety take control of your life

Fear, a very common symptom of anxiety, dissipates and loses its power when faced head-on. Signs of anxiety will diminish significantly or totally when addressed prior to your upcoming challenges or stress-inducing event. Anxiety symptoms, although not pleasant, are normal provided they’re short-lived and don’t overwhelm you to the point of preventing you from engaging in daily activities.

However, you may need professional help if you’re experiencing the following:

  • The anxiety is out of proportion to what is happening in your life;
  • You cannot identify the source of the anxiety;
  • You are being told that your anxiety is unfounded;
  • You worry about events months ahead or long after any danger has passed;
  • You feel like anxiety is controlling you.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Queasiness or dizziness
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Intermittent Diarrhea Trembling
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Increased heartbeat and breathing
  • Muscular tension
Emotional Anxiety Symptoms:

  • Feelings of dread
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling snappy and sensitive
  • Feeling tense and jittery
  • Expecting the worst
  • Restlessness and over alertness
  • Feelings of apprehension
  • Going blank

Stress and anxiety often go hand-in-hand

Stress is often the close companion of anxiety. The connection runs deep and it can even be hard to distinguish between the two at times. When it comes to stress, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed, it can be hard to analyse the cause and effect. Is one causing the other? It’s a bit like the chicken and the egg question, which comes first? The truth is when you are in that anxiety-and-stress state, you really don’t care what is causing it, you just want it gone.

You’re not alone

According to Beyond Blue “Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in five men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety.”

Anxiety is common and too often people wait to get support thinking they can manage it themselves or that it will go away. The sooner you get support to help you manage anxiety the better.

You can overcome anxiety!

The good news is there is support. There are also tools and techniques that you can implement every single day for as long as you need them that will help you decrease and dispel anxiety.

Anxiety can creep up on you. It silently sneaks in and robs you of your confidence and wellbeing and too often we are not taught appropriate tools to manage it. You are not weak or broken or any of those labels we often call ourselves. With the right support, tools and techniques, you can overcome anxiety.

Cranbourne Family Chiropractic offers you the support, tools and techniques you need to help defeat anxiety. Hypnosis, stress and anxiety management tools, counselling and mindfulness are all aspects of our consultations that put YOU back in the driver’s seat of your own life.

Call us on 5998 4554 and speak to one of our practitioners about getting on a program to help you manage and overcome anxiety. Our wholistic approach gives you what you need to get back to a life without excessive and debilitating anxiety.