We all live with it…. just by growing up and adding on responsibility, it follows us. Our relationships cause it, life causes it. It seems like it’s everywhere. In our head, we play out all future scenarios assuming that they will turn out for the worst. Although anxiety can be debilitating, there is hope that we can overcome it and learn to live more calmly.
We all know those moments when we feel calm…so how can we create that space more often? There are societies, cultures, religions, and great people that have studied this question forever. There are so many ways of working towards this space, of coping, of learning to live with calm. Psychotherapy can help push back to that equilibrium we so desire.
But for some, anxiety feels like it will never leave – there’s no end to the worry and negative thinking. It may be harming your relationships, your job, your body, and your self-esteem. You think you can handle it; you want to believe you can figure it out…but you also know that you must reach out for help.
You don’t have to live with anxiety. There is a way out, but it definitely takes hard work on your part. Making the call to a trained professional is probably the biggest step. Arriving for your first psychotherapy session is of course the second biggest step. But after that, it gets easier….and you can and will alleviate your stress and tension.
Through therapy, you can learn to:
- Slow down your continuous negative self-talk
- Improve self-worth and confidence
- Alleviate your worries
- Connect to who you are inside
- Slow down and be present in the moment
- Let go of the things you cannot control
- Release the limitations of self-consciousness, believe in yourself regardless of others
- Develop security in your intimate relationships
- Find meaning in life’s challenges
- Learn to communicate and express emotions more affectively