Anxiety is a common companion on life’s journey, visiting us before an important presentation at work, surfacing during conflicts with friends, or making a grand entrance when we are in a social setting. It’s a natural response to stress in our environment and can even be a helpful motivator, infusing us with that surge of adrenaline needed to respond swiftly to challenges. However, there are moments when anxiety steps out of line, becoming exaggerated and persistent, ultimately disrupting our daily lives. When anxiety reaches this point, it’s time to turn to our team of online and in-person anxiety therapists in Barrie for support.
Some signs your anxiety has moved from an
‘adaptive’ response to a ‘maladaptive’ response:
1. Constant Presence: If anxiety seems to linger constantly, like an unwanted companion, it may be a sign that it has become more than just a passing emotion.
2. Difficulty in Control: Managing anxiety becomes a challenge. No matter how hard you try, it doesn’t seem to respond to your efforts to calm yourself.
3. Unexpected Onset: Anxiety strikes unexpectedly, often without a clear trigger or reason. You might find yourself anxious even in situations that should not provoke such a response.
4. Persistent Post-Resolution: It continues to haunt you even after the situation or problem that triggered it has been resolved. This lingering anxiety can be disruptive.
5. Physical Symptoms: Anxiety is not just a mental struggle; it manifests as physical symptoms. These can range from rapid heartbeats and trembling to headaches and stomachaches.
6. Impedes Daily Life: If anxiety is preventing you from living your life to the fullest, making simple tasks seem insurmountable, it’s time to seek help.
If you resonate with any of these signs, its’ important to know that you don’t have to face anxiety alone. Our team of experienced therapists is here to guide you towards finding balance and regaining control over your life.
At VOX we utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or mindfulness-based approaches that are designed to address the root causes of anxiety.
Our approach includes:
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