I offer treatment for anxiety and fear to the Palm Beach County area, including Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. When anxiety and fear becomes overwhelming you may want to find a different way that works for you.
Anxiety and Fear are the words we generally use when everything in life seems to have become too much. Eventually we begin to feel overloaded and wonder if it’s just too much to cope with. Some Anxiety and Fear is fine as it keeps us motivated and on track. But when it becomes excessive and we overwhelming, we are entering the arena of anxiety which when persistent, begins to pose a danger to our mental and physical well being. It is like an alarm going off signaling us to take action. Our bodies respond automatically by either trying to run away or fighting for what we want. This fight or flight response is our bodies automatic response which is controlled by our brain’s autonomic nervous system which in turn signals the brain to produce more chemicals such as cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine, which in turn causes increased heart rate, increased breathing and blood pressure, sweating and muscle constriction in preparation for action. Blood then gets diverted away from our digestive system in order to conserve oxygen in preparation for action. This is all happening automatically in our brains with the sole purpose of keeping us alive. This is known as the STRESS RESPONSE.
HOW I TREAT ANXIETY and FEAR?
There is no one size fits all. I always work collaboratively with you and tailor the treatment to your specific, individual needs. Generally speaking however, I like to work with progressive relaxation, guided imagery and Somatic Experiencing. Often I incorporate EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Brainspotting as needed. Your body knows how to do the Stress Response. We need to teach it how to tap into the Relaxation Response. This can be learned fairly easily. No one escapes life without anxiety and fear. How we chose to deal with it is up to us!