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Anxiety Counselling

Nearly every 7th person in India suffers from the mental problem such as anxiety. In 2017, nearly 4.5 crore Indians were having anxiety disorder disease. The reason can be anything.

  • Anxiety at work of project completion, deadlines, payments, client meetings etc.
  • Anxiety at school of home work, exams, projects, sports.
  • Financial Stress
  • Problems in personal relationships
  • Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one.

These all unnoticeable things lead to anxiety, depression, and many other mental diseases. In fact, in urban areas, almost 1 out of every 4 persons is suffering from such mental problems. And when these things cause problems, instead of the proper treatment people rush to pubs, bars, gyms, breath gurus, and of course babas for the solution.

People don’t even realize that is suffering from anxiety. It is a quite confusing, strange and emotional battle that starts with a minor problem, in which you have a feeling of something bothering you which gradually become such a wild thing that you will feel a single wrong thing can make the world fall apart. The person would find difficulty in breathing, speaking, and thinking clearly. Your smallest fear or mistake becomes your evil. You will lose control of your mind and find panic or paranoid, and you will feel that nothing is going to be okay, ever.

How to know if I am having an Anxiety Disorder?

Almost every person feels fear, worry and stress at particular times, and those feeling can overwhelm him. The body responds in these situations by increasing heart rate, sudden perspiration, or sometimes a knot in the stomach. However, if your body doesn’t come back to rest after the fearing situation it may be the case of anxiety disorder.

In anxiety, the symptoms are from perceived threat rather than an immediate threat. The common symptoms during the anxiety disorder are:

  • Panic Disorder: Experiencing panic attacks. You will feel heart-pounding, breath shortness, and choking.
  • Phobias:Anxiety on peak level in situations like small spaces, social gatherings, leaving the house. You will feel nausea, sweating, and trembling.
  • OCD:You can have fear for germs and you may do an activity like hand-washing continuously.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Any trauma in life triggers this anxiety. The symptoms can be sleeping problems, panic attacks, and constant worry.
  • General Anxiety:Constant anxiety and there is no particular cause of it.

How Anxiety affects you?

Physically:

Anxiety is mostly recognized for behavioural changes and mental problems, but however, it can also have serious effects on your physical health.

  • Headaches: Frequent headaches along with constant worry and stress are common.
  • Breathing problems:Anxiety can cause rapid, shallow breathing. The symptoms are more intense when you are having a panic attack.
  • Pounding heart:Palpitations in the heart along with rapid and more intense heartbeat.
  • Ache in several muscles: Anxiety isn’t just felt mental. You can also experience unexplained aches and pains.
  • Extreme fatigue:Anxiety may make you feel exhausted throughout the day. You may also have sleeping problems at night.

Mentally:

Anxiety is more than feeling stressed or worried. It is tough to cope, but with right support from Meri help, things will get better. The mental problems a person can face in the anxiety problem are:

  • Feeling tense, nervous constantly, and unable to get relax.
  • Feeling that you can’t stop to worry, and if you stop worrying bad things will happen to you.
  • Worrying about anxiety itself, i.e. like worrying when panic attacks can happen.
  • Rumination i.e. thinking about bad experiences again and again.
  • Worrying about a lot of things that can happen in future.

Work-life or Career:

Anxiety can also cause a great impact on your work life. You can turn down a promotion or opportunity if it involves public speaking; make excuses for not attending office parties, staff lunches, unable to meet deadlines, and many other problems such as:

  • Difficulty in working with colleagues and clients
  • Trouble in concentrating on tasks assigned
  • Preoccupation over the fear instead of focusing on the tasks
  • Unable to give presentations
  • Can’t manage juniors and other staff

How Anxiety Counselling helps you?

After knowing the physical health, mental, and career-related problems of Anxiety, you must have realized that it is not something you can put away. A person definitely require proper treatment for anxiety problems, once diagnosed.

As per the experts, anxiety counselling is the best way of treatment. The counsellor ensures to identify the underlying cause and provide treatment for them.

As there is a lot of negative stigma attached to such therapies, working with online anxiety counsellor at Meri help, we take foremost your privacy and confidentiality. The therapist at Meri help will:

  • help in understand your condition in different fearing situations and identify the patterns
  • help you to better understand the symptoms
  • helps to identify the triggering situations
  • Make a complete recovery plan which will include certain types of therapies.

What anxiety counselling therapies are available?

After finding the problem, the counsellor will start one or more of these therapies in your treatment.

CBT for anxiety :

In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the counsellor will manage the way you think and behave. It is best for treating many mental problems along with anxiety. The counsellor will break down the problems into smaller parts to easily manage them. And you will learn to deal with them effectively.

Exposure therapy for anxiety:

Mostly, every person avoids the situation that can make him anxious, and put a certain type of barrier. However, in this therapy, you will learn to face the things that make you anxious, initially by talking about them, and then by confronting them. This will help you in overcoming of fears.

Other therapies:

Apart from these formal therapies, you would be advised to do things like:

  • Exercise: Exercise doesn’t mean to do sudden arduous workouts. A stroll within a day, and some short exercises will help.
  • Mindfulness: You can do sit calm, perform meditation. Concentrate on different surrounding things. You can count to 10 in fearing situations.

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