Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety is by far the most prevalent mental illness in our modern world. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 million American adults struggle with anxiety of some sort. Anxiety often accompanies mental worry or emotional pain. As we focus on the worry or pain we are experiencing, the feelings can become so overwhelming that they hijack our senses, preventing us from enjoying the present moment.
At Tribe Mind Body Wellness, we will help you to have:
For anxiety disorders our therapists/counselors also provide exposure therapy to help you acclimate and become more comfortable in situations that cause you anxiety or distress.
As humans, we naturally wish not to suffer. We typically try to escape anxious feelings as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we rarely succeed at truly getting rid of those awful feelings. Suppressing them, denying them or distracting ourselves with other activities might work for a moment, but these are temporary fixes at best. The anxiety inevitably returns, often with even greater intensity. We refer to this dynamic as the cycle of avoidance.
You cannot fix the problem of anxiety by avoiding it; you must instead learn how to change your relationship to it. Chronic or intense anxiety can end when properly addressed with the help of a therapist. Anxiety therapy helps break the cycle of avoidance by teaching you how to face the anxiety head-on.
During the course of therapy, you’ll learn skills to manage your anxiety. You will learn to recognize your triggers and identify your internal warning signs that the anxiety cycle has started. You will learn to disengage from negative thoughts and treat them as information, rather than absolute truths, so they have less influence over your behavior. You will also learn acceptance skills that allow you to feel the physical symptoms of anxiety as they occur in your body without trying to change them or run from them.
The mind wanders by nature. It revisits the past, it explores, and plans for the future. When we can’t make sense of what’s going on, the mind represses, distracts or fixates. With anxiety therapy, you will learn to step outside these thinking patterns. You can reach beyond the regrets of the past and the worries of the future and focus on the present moment where you can take meaningful action. As you learn these skills, you’ll watch your relationship with anxiety begin to change. Those anxious feelings will become less intense and less frequent, allowing you to lead a more fulfilling, balanced and peaceful life.
Getting to the Root Cause of Anxiety:
Our therapists are skilled at going deep beneath the surface to help you confront the root causes of anxiety in your life. So much of what we do is dictated by our subconscious and our habits. A skilled anxiety therapist can help you understand why certain fears, places, or situations induce anxiety and how to overcome them. You can then examine the situation with a renewed perspective and consciously design a life after your own heart and values.