Does anxiety ever keep you up at night? Do you ever feel a sense of panic, paralysis, or helplessness? Do you wish to be free of your nervousness or anxiety?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then know that:
- You are not alone, millions of people have had debilitating anxiety in their lifetime.
- Relaxing is a challenge and anxiety is making your life difficult.
- You can achieve a balanced mind and live the life you want.
- The right tools and guidance make all the difference.
Causes of Anxiety
Unhealthy anxiety has the following causes: not having adequate coping skills, trauma and triggers from past negative life experiences, continuous unavoidable stress, irrational beliefs, or lack of connectedness to self, others, and a larger life.
The good news: for every basic cause of anxiety there are effective solutions that will liberate you from your anxiety. Once you learn these solutions they can be used to keep you healthy and happy for the rest of your life.
Why are there so many different types of anxiety?
Whatever experience a person has can be accompanied with anxiety. Every experience can mean a different thing to each person. People and their experiences are very diverse and the different types of anxiety are a reflection of that.
Anxiety Has Many Different Forms
|The many, many, many varieties of anxiety:|
|Type of Anxiety||Personal Experience of anxiety.|
|Addiction||Addiction is primarily an effort to avoid anxiety in life that gradually gets worse until the addictive substance dominates a person’s life. Learning to cope with all types of anxiety is a key component to addiction treatment.|
|Culture Shock||Anxiety related to living in a foreign culture|
|Death Anxiety||Fear of death and dying, any anxiety related to death|
|Developmental Anxiety||Anxiety due to growing up and facing new responsibilities, experiences and opportunities.|
|Disassociation||Blanking out and being forgetful.|
|Existential Anxiety||Unavoidable anxiety of facing life and living fully.|
|Financial Anxiety||Anxiety caused by money concerns, often made worse by unemployment.|
|Grief and Depressive Anxiety||All types of anxiety often follow negative depressed mood states and profound losses.|
|Habitual Unconscious Anxiety||General discomfort and stress in the mind and sometimes the body caused by improper breathing during the course of a day.|
|Horror and acute dread||Panic, fight, flight, freezing or passing out in the most extreme cases.|
|Hypervigilance||A creeping feeling of not being safe, “having to look over one’s shoulder and having to be very alert to danger.”|
|Medication and Substance Induced Anxiety||Some substances, like coffee, can increase our anxiety|
|Paranoid Anxiety||Any irrational and controlling fear|
|Performance Anxiety||Discomfort and inner pressure related to having to perform a task|
|Phobia||Intense irrational fear of a particular situation or thing.|
|Relationship Anxiety||Insecurity related to fears and insecurities related to being in a relationship.|
|Schedule Anxiety||Fear of being late or missing appointments|
|Shame and Guilt||Anxiety related to regret over past mistakes and things you would have preferred to have not done or not experienced.|
|Social Anxiety||Worrying about what other people are thinking and social status.|
|Somaticized Anxiety- (Anxiety expressed through the body)||Headaches, migraines, body pains, digestive problems, high blood pressure and nausea.|
|Spiritual Anxiety||Anxiety related to feeling disconnected to God (the divine or your higher power) and life.|
|Trauma Anxiety or PTSD||Acute anxiety related being haunted by past hurtful events that were horrific or extremely unpleasant.|
|Work Anxiety||Work stress|
|Please note: This is a limited list. There is no end to the types of anxiety we will experience in life! A little anxiety is normal and healthy but as our stress and discomfort increases anxiety will cause many problems.|
Effective Treatment of Anxiety
Your anxiety can be effectively treated. Our goal is to lower stress to a healthy level so you no longer have an anxiety disorder. When you become my client we will work to skillfully resolve your anxiety problems, implement powerful yet easy-to-learn coping skills, improve your life situation, become more confident, heal past hurts and negative experiences, and live a more connected and fulfilling life.