Anxiety can be a normal response to many situations, and can assist one in staying motivated and driven. When this anxiety negatively impacts on the ability to function well in social, school and work environments, and hinders the ability to experience normal emotions with appropriate self regulation, professional help may be needed. Continue reading
Anxiety can cloud your world view and distort your thinking. It can sap the joy and pleasure from life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time. But when it starts interfering with your functioning, it is time to take action.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an established way of dealing with anxiety. The basis of CBT asserts that cognitions (the way you think about/interpret events) influences the way you feel and behave. When your thinking is distorted, it does not accurately reflect, predict or describe what is going on. CBT teaches you how healthier beliefs and behaviours can bring you more positive results.
What are the symptoms and signs of anxiety? How will you be able to recognise if you are anxious? And what can you do about it? The following article will help to answer these questions.
It is important to remember that anxiety is a normal emotion experienced by everyone at certain times. It is an essential emotion or else we would all lie around doing very little! It only becomes a problem when the anxiety you experience is severe, chronic and disabling.