Managing Anxiety at Home
What is it?
Anxiety is intense feelings of being afraid, nervous, tense or worried that are too strong for the situation, go on too long and get in the way of normal life.
What are the Core Symptoms?
- a panic attack (a sudden intense episode of fear)
- shortness of breath
- a racing heart rate
- problems sleeping
- a churning stomach or stomach-ache
- ‘pins and needles’
- feeling lightheaded or dizzy
How Can I Help at Home?
One quarter of Australians will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime. Although it can be difficult, there are ways to manage or reduce symptoms of mild anxiety before it grows into a bigger problem. This resource is designed to help you understand and manage symptoms of anxiety at home.
Skip That Coffee
Caffeine is a stimulant which increases the heart rate, increases alertness, makes you jittery or fidgety, increases blood pressure, and can cause nausea – all of which are symptoms of anxiety.
Practicing breathing effectively can be extremely beneficial in times of stress and anxiety. Why? Because re-regulating the breath helps to communicate to the brain that we are not under threat.
Unsubscribe from What If
Often, we overestimate the likelihood of something bad happening and underestimate our ability to deal with it when it happens. Consciously redirect your thoughts back to the present moment- tell yourself you actually have no idea whether that bad thing will happen and if it does happen you will have it in you to deal with it
Who is Thriving Minds Psychology
Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic located in the heart of Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast. Our team of psychologists offers counselling and psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
We can help with:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Perinatal & Parenting
- Emotional dysregulation
- Self esteem
- and more….
We have immediate availability and accept private, GP referrals (MHCP), EAP, Workcover, and NDIS participants.