What would it mean to you to live your life with less worry and fear? To be able to be more present with your loved ones and enjoy your time spent together versus having these interactions clouded by anxiety. Imagine how freeing this would feel for you, as well as for those you care about most in your life. This is possible!
Some of your anxiety symptoms may include excessive worry about your future (and what may happen), having too many constant thoughts running through your head at the same time (that you would like to shut off but cannot seem to stop), and feeling like you are being overwhelmed by stress (so much so that at times it may feel hard to breathe). When you’re experiencing heightened anxiety, you may be feeling more irritated, angry, frustrated, restless and/or agitated than normal as well. Anxiety can also show up in the form of panic attacks, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or phobias.
If you’re a pregnant or postpartum mom, your anxiety symptoms may also include intrusive thoughts or images in your head about something bad happening to you or your baby (such as getting sick, hurt or badly injured). In therapy, we will pay special attention to your distress level around these intrusive thoughts. Also be aware that women sometimes experience symptoms of both postpartum anxiety and depression simultaneously.
During your therapy sessions, we’ll work together to discover what tools best help you relieve the anxiety. These may include a meditation practice, mindfulness, increased awareness in the present moment, stress management techniques and journaling, to name a few.
You’ll start this process by paying close attention to the internal signs and signals your body sends you when the anxiety first appears. Where do you feel it first (such as your stomach, chest or head) and what does it feel like when it starts to escalate? We’ll also talk about what external factors may be making the anxiety worse, and ways your loved ones can best support you as you work through the anxiety.
Some of the positive outcomes women may experience after relieving anxiety include forming deeper connections with others. Now that your mind is clear of anxiety, you can be more present in both body and mind. You may also start to feel better about yourself as a whole, with heighted self-compassion as well as positive feelings of self-value and self-worth.
So, are you ready to get started and take the first steps to alleviate the anxiety, and get back to feeling like yourself again?
Please email me today to schedule your FREE 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you soon!