Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal human experience. Anxiety shows up in the mind and body as a response to stressful, dangerous or unfamiliar situations. A healthy level of anxiety can propel us into action to meet deadlines, achieve goals for example. Anxiety makes us alert and aware of our environment. Anxiety can intensify and become problematic however for a number of reasons such as genetic predisposition, trauma, environmental and psychosocial factors. Anxiety manifests in the body and mind and can present in the following ways: worry, nerves, fear, brain fog, sweating, trembling, insomnia, restlessness, elevated heart rate and stomach pain/discomfort.

Normal Anxiety

The human mind is wired to create psychological suffering. Our mind has one job, and that is to keep us safe. A normal level of anxiety refers to a bodily or psychological response to threat or danger whether real or perceived. Normal anxiety should come and go quickly, and should not debilitate your level of functioning.

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