Modern life is fraught with anxiety and stress. Social pressures and insecurities fuel our anxieties to live up a certain standard. We are surrounded by advertising and media showcasing perfect people in perfect worlds. We are taught since infancy to attend to other people's judgements and needs before our own.
There is a certain combination of feelings that is very damaging to the self: Anger with sadness. These feelings are tied into two different and opposing hormones: adrenaline and cortisol. When we have anger, or blocked frustration, the body secretes adrenaline, making the body ready for fight or flight. If we are feeling sad or hopeless at the same time, the body also produces cortisol, which helps maintain your body while you are temporarily stressed. When you have a continual release of both of these hormones in combination, it compromises your immune system and can make you very sick.
Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to action and solves a problem. However, when you are stuck in a cycle of rumination of "what ifs" and worst case scenarios, it becomes a problem. If you are feeling overly stressed and anxious, I can help you address this debilitating issue. However you choose to reduce your anxiety, getting out of your head and taking action is an important first step. To book an appointment, click here.
A self help guide to overcoming anxiety
Cognitive Behavioural Skills You Will Need to Beat Anxiety:
An app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety
The Canadian government has put together an excellent and totally comprehensive website to help people help themselves with their anxiety. Go to:
and click on the left: My Anxiety Plan for (Adult) or My Anxiety Plan (Child)
This book is a clear, systematic self-help guide to gaining control over anxiety.