What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety can be characterized as a feeling of unease and negative apprehension about something that hasn’t yet happened. It can also be defined as a minor to moderate level of the ‘fight or flight’ response that occurs after an unwanted or intrusive thought. These feelings of anxiety can be rational, such as reacting to or apprehending an actual life event, or they could be irrational, as the anxious feelings could be a reaction to something that hasn’t yet happened.

Anxiety is associated with the human body’s reaction to the feelings of fear, panic or worry. Almost everyone experiences anxiety; it is a natural human reaction to issues such as getting nervous before a big day or running into financial problems. However, people who suffer from an anxiety condition will feel a higher level of anxiety for a longer/continuous period, even when the event that triggered it is over. Often, people with an anxiety condition can not pinpoint the exact cause of their feelings, therefore making the feeling of anxiety itself just another worry to add to the other pile of worries. Furthermore, anxiety is often associated with the feeling of panic. Prolonged episodes of panic can lead to the occurence of panic attacks. Panic attacks can be so traumatic that they leave a behind a trail of anxiety for the person who has been through one. Many people spend their days fearing and trying to apprehend a panic attack occuring again, which ultimately can leave the person vulnerable to yet more anxiety.

Common Symptoms Of Anxiety

  • Nervousness
  • Jumpy/Panicky
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Heart palpitations
  • IBS

Common Thoughts From Anxiety

  • Obsession
  • Replaying events over and over
  • Catastrophising
  • Overgeneralising
  • Exaggerating
  • Negative thinking

What Can You Do About It

The Panic Room ® is a counselling and coaching practice set up specifically for those who experience the debilitating symptoms of an Anxiety or Panic Disorder. There are many symptoms of anxiety, but the most commonly occurring symptoms tend to be Panic Attacks, feelings of Derealisation, Agoraphobia, Insomnia and feeling constantly anxious and experiencing episodes of panicking for no reason.

The Panic Room offers 1 to 1 anxiety coaching sessions available face to face out our clinic or via telephone counselling.

Joshua Fletcher, the owner of The Panic Room, is also the author of the best selling anxiety books Anxiety:Panicking About Panic and Retroactive Jealousy Finally, I’m Out. Both books are available on Amazon now in PDF and paperback formats.

If you need more information on the anxiety help options available to you you can email The Panic Room at talk@thepanicroom.co.uk or book in for an appointment.