Anxiety is Common
One of the most common aspects of modern life is the presence of anxiety. Almost everyone experiences it through daily life, but few really understand where it comes from and what to do with it.
For some people, anxiety is crippling and all consuming. It can prevent some individuals from leading normal lives - keeping them from joining social activities, developing a professional career, or having healthy relationships. In fact, for some; even leaving their home can cause distress. They become trapped, trying to avoid anxious thoughts and emotions and feelings.
For most people however, anxiety is experienced to varying degrees. It can emerge when things aren't going as planned, or when there is stress or uncertainty. Anxiety is mainly focused on the anticipation of future events and the fear of bad things happening. The emotion can be produced for a variety of reasons but it usually emerges as a thought process that is derived from past experiences and beliefs about oneself and the world.
Understanding Where Anxiety Comes From
The key to dealing with anxiety is to understand where it has come from, and how it has developed for you specifically. Once you gain more clarity about it then you can start to examine your perceptions and thought processes in order to address anxiety and reduce its presence in your life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be a useful exercise to deal with anxiety and its effects. Contact Dirk Hansen if you would like to learn more about your anxiety.