Managing Anxiety at Home

Managing Anxiety at Home

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 
  • sweating
  • 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. 

Breathing Exercises 

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. 

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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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Perinatal & Parenting
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • and more….

We have immediate availability and accept private, GP referrals (MHCP), EAP, Workcover, and NDIS participants.

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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Principal Psychologist and Director

Melissa Johnson, Principal Psychologist and Director of Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic, a private psychology clinic based in Buddina in the heart of the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD. Melissa has extensive experience  treating a full range of clinical conditions including: anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma and PTSD, obsessive disorders and pain management.  She has a particular interest working with families in the perinatal period who are trying to conceive, progressing through pregnancy and adjusting to  a new born baby.  And with busy professionals experiencing chronic stress and anxiety, burnout and struggling to establish the elusive work life harmony. If you would like to book an appointment with Melissa you can call our clinic on P: 0428 088 671 or email on

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