Friday, March 31, 2017

Anxiety- Help & Hope

Feeling panic, nervousness, uneasy, overly and uncontrollably stressed, heart palpitations……
These are some symptoms of anxiety.

When we feel anxiety, it is a way that our body is telling us that something is just not right. 

It can be a warning signal to us that danger could be near in a situation. 

However, some people experience anxiety in a severe and frequent manner in which is termed Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

There does not need to be a situation that warrants danger for someone to feel anxiety.

GAD is when an individual worries excessively in a chronic manner. Some symptoms of GAD are sleep disturbances, restlessness, fatigue, becoming irritable easily, having a difficult concentrating, and muscle tension.

When we repress our hurt emotions, they come out in other ways.  

 Coping skills that are helpful are:
Positive self-talk
Reading Biblical scripture and positive quotes
Talking to a trusted friend
Getting plenty of fresh air and exercise
Going to a ‘safe’ or “happy’ place in my mind …such as the beach  
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day
Eating a lot of fresh of fruits and vegetables
Taking slow deep breaths

Remember that talking to someone when you are hurting and /or experiencing fears can be very helpful along with implementing positive coping skills.

 There is help for anxiety and you can feel better!

Weekly Support Groups for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for adults of all ages.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane: to register or for more information 
   Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure.

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                 By Diane Davidson                                Gammon M.S.
         Clinical Mental Health Counselor

 Open Full-Time Days - Monday through Saturday
With Evening Appointments

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

 Have Hope! Renew Health! and...........

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