Find Clarity and Relief through Anxiety Therapy
The idea that you must be twice as good to go half as far takes its toll. You are encouraged to take on all the tasks and solve all the problems. The pressure to get things done is doubled by the expectation that you please everyone in the process. (Oh, and don't forget to smile.) As a result, you think you must be prepared for anything.
It’s stressful to always be on alert. To constantly be aware of every angle and potential threat that could possibly present. But you do it because you believe that you have to. That’s how you stay on top right? You must sense the threats so that you don’t get hurt.
You’re tired of hiding who you are and the stress that comes with it. Thinking of every “What if” is exhausting and time consuming. You have so many other things that you could be enjoying.
What if… you no longer have to stress about all of the things. Sure, the things won’t go away, but they also won’t take over your day.
YOU CAN release the limitations you’ve been operating under and learn to manage the negative thoughts and stress that come with doing all the things.
Maybe you're realizing that you've always had high functioning anxiety. You've planned and controlled your way through life to manage unwanted feelings. It worked until it didn't and now your anxiety is harder to control. Understanding your anxiety allows you to put down the worry and express yourself more freely.
It is Anxiety ... now what?
You might be thinking, “But planning helps me get things done.” Or “If I don’t think this way them everything will fall apart. Well, you’re right. Planning and analyzing situations have many benefits, however there are also drawbacks. The need to plan everything or relying on analysis to prevent negative experiences creates distress. Our anxiety will have us focus on the benefits of overthinking rather than the negative effects.
Some levels of anxiety are completely reasonable and appropriate. But when the worry doesn’t go away and gets worse over time professional help is needed to manage.
That said, anxiety therapy helps to understand the ways anxious thinking can seem helpful while actually causing problems.
Knowing how you experience anxiety helps you learn:
- The skills to cope with thoughts that get in the way
- The limitations of planning and notice when planning is an attempt to control
- Why trying to stop anxiety doesn’t work and what to do instead
- To distinguish effective stress from ineffective stress so that you can stop beating yourself up.
Learning about your anxiety helps to diminish its power. The more you share your experience, the more opportunities you have to challenge the unwanted thoughts.
What we focus on matters
How Therapy for Anxiety Works
The more you think about a thought the worse it becomes. Ever wonder why? The brain seeks to be efficient. When you think a thought repetitively, your brain creates pathways that strengthen the possibility that you will think this thought.
Conversely, if you focus on the things you desire your brain will literally create pathways towards those thoughts. Making it much easier to manage anxiety over time.
At Simplicity Psychotherapy we help you retrain your brain to focus on the paths that are most beneficial to you. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you learn to manage an unpleasant experience with anxiety.
𝔸𝕟𝕩𝕚𝕖𝕥𝕪 𝕕𝕠𝕖𝕤𝕟'𝕥 𝕒𝕝𝕨𝕒𝕪𝕤 𝕤𝕚𝕘𝕟𝕚𝕗𝕪 𝕕𝕠𝕠𝕞. Because what we focus on matters, you can train yourself to pay attention to a more positive narrative. What would happen if you reframed that nervousness and imagined the possibilities that may come with it? I wonder how your outlook on your future would change. I also wonder how you might approach situations differently.
Ready to Focus on What Matters?