Chronic Anxiety and Depression Video Therapy: Find Your Peace of Mind
Are you a survivor of childhood abuse, neglect or trauma and find that chronic anxiety or sadness is ruining your life?
Childhood abuse is a major contributor to chronic anxiety and depression, due to injuries to self worth and not having a secure or safe ‘start’ in life. If emotional injury follows you into adulthood, you may constantly feel on edge or defeated for reasons that are hard to put your finger on in the present. Being anxious or depressed all the time undermines both self confidence and the ability to live up to your potential, making you believe that you can’t cope with life’s demands. And what’s worse is that you may come to believe that you can never stop or control worry or sadness.
Do you avoid everyday activities because they make you feel stressed or fearful?
Anxiety can cause you to lose confidence in your ability to participate fully or effectively in relationships, work and other activities, making you feel caught in a vicious circle where you can’t enjoy life the way you would like to.
Is it hard to enjoy your life today because you feel anxious about the future or depressed about the past?
Anxiety is a ‘fast-forward’ mood state that tries to convince you that doom or disaster is waiting just around the corner, making it impossible to experience peace in the present because you are constantly worried about the future.
Depression is the opposite of anxiety – it keeps you stuck in past regrets and ruminating on previous losses. You may view these losses and regrets as evidence of doom, and lack hope for the present because you are living life in your ‘rear view mirror’.
Both anxiety and depression prevent you from living in the moment and enjoying life today.
Do you feel at a loss about what to do about it?
An anxious or depressed mood can make you believe that you are trapped or have nothing to look forward to, and no means to change that perspective, leaving you caught in a cycle of negative thinking, helplessness, hopelessness and despair. The truth is that chronic anxiety – and even depression – don’t have to be your destiny and can be mastered and overcome.
If you identify with any of these signs and symptoms – & they just won’t go away – Help is Here
Therapy is available by Video – wherever you are around the world
With the right support Stress, Anxiety or Depression can be conquered
Counseling can help restore your peace of mind
What Is Chronic Anxiety?
We all know what stress and anxiety feel like. We worry over juggling work, relationship and financial responsibilities. Our heart pounds before a job interview or first date. We fret about family problems or feel jittery at the prospect of asking for a raise.
But if worries and fears are chronic, preventing you from living your life the way you’d like to, you may be suffering from chronic anxiety. Anxiety can be particularly high and chronic amongst people who were neglected or abused as children. The good news is that counseling can reduce your stress or anxiety symptoms and help you take back control of your life. Most anxiety and stress problems can be successfully treated with a combination of counseling strategies, including deepening emotional insight and expression, standing up to negative beliefs, processing childhood traumas and physical relaxation training.
Online Chronic Anxiety Video Therapy Can Help You:
- Understand both conscious and unconscious beliefs that cause fear based thinking
- Challenge and conquer these worry thoughts that lead to anxiety
- Recover from unresolved trauma from childhood abuse and neglect that has become armored – or stuck – in your body and mind
- Calm your nervous system so you can then access your emotions, enabling you to understand yourself and what you need better
- Build your confidence by facing stress and anxiety provoking situations, rather than avoiding them
- Overcome insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Become adept at the ‘skills’ of defeating anxiety, so you are much less vulnerable to future set backs
What Is Depression?
Everyone has ‘the blues’ from time to time. It’s that feeling of sadness, low energy, or lack of motivation that makes us not want to get out of bed in the morning. Usually, the blues are temporary. But if that sadness intensifies to the point where you feel hopeless and powerless to do anything about it, life doesn’t seem worthwhile, your sleep is suffering, or you feel worthless and/or guilty, then you may be experiencing depression. If you were mistreated as a child, the depression you are experiencing may be a form of Complicated Grief. Fortunately, depression and complicated grief respond very well to counseling, particularly counseling that helps you overcome blocked emotions, as well as negative beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that are interfering with your right to enjoy life.
Online Depression Counseling Can Help You:
- Understand and manage your emotions effectively, and move past internal ‘roadblocks’ to contentment
- Transcend negative thoughts, beliefs, and expectations so you can feel hopeful and content again
- Take action that will help you break the depression cycle and give you a sense of moving forward in life
- Get through the pain of chronic grief stemming from long term loss, so you can live for today and look forward to the future
- Develop ‘anti-depressant’ skills that will help you prevent further episodes of depression
The Link Between Stress, Chronic Anxiety & Depression
Many people with anxiety also suffer from depression at some point. The psychological wear and tear from constant stress and worry can lead to depression. People suffering from depression also tend to become anxious due to feelings of inadequacy and/or worrying about whether they will recover. Since anxiety makes depression worse – and vice versa – it’s important to seek counseling for both conditions.
Why Counseling for Chronic Anxiety & Depression is More Helpful than Medication:
- Counseling focuses on recovery from Anxiety or Depression and, even more importantly, the prevention of future episodes of anxiety or depression through the development of personal resiliency skills, emotional self-expression and integration, and positive lifestyle changes, making you feel confident and stronger from the inside out.
- Anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications only focus on symptom reduction and are prescribed after the problem has taken root, making you vulnerable to relapse if the medication is withdrawn, and therefore dependent on drugs to cope.
You deserve to feel well, strong and independent.
Counseling can help give you the tools you need to achieve long term recovery from anxiety and depression.
Sometimes anxiety can escalate into feelings of panic. Symptoms of an anxiety attack include surges of fear about losing control or going crazy, feeling detached or unreal and a variety of physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, chest pain, trouble breathing, shakiness, sweating and nausea. It’s important to seek help if you’re starting to avoid certain situations or places because you’re afraid of having a panic attack. As with other forms of anxiety, panic anxiety is highly treatable with counseling.
Phobias are characterized by extreme fear reactions to and avoidance of situations or objects that actually pose little or no danger. Examples of phobias include fear of being out in public, closed-in places, heights, escalators, tunnels, driving, water, flying, dogs/cats, and injuries involving blood. One of the main treatments for phobias is Imagery Desensitization Therapy. Imagery Desensitization is done in the counseling office, and involves imagining a phobic situation in a relaxed state, until the anxiety surrounding the phobia is lowered or completely disappears. Through repeated exposure to the feared object or situation in your imagination, you gain a greater sense of control. As you face your fear without being harmed, your anxiety gradually diminishes.