Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of constant restlessness, nervousness, worry, fear or panic about what is about to happen or may happen that blocks us from carrying out our routine in a typical way

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotion, like joy or sadness, and as such it has its positive function for us, which is to alert us to some danger so that we can react in time and protect ourselves. Moving in moderate levels of anxiety allows us to be motivated and activated enough to face challenges without feeling uneasy. The problem occurs when anxiety does not fulfil its true function, which is to help us. For example, when it appears in situations that do not pose a real danger, everyday situations such as driving or interacting with others. Or when we take the situation as much more tense than it is, like taking an exam. Furthermore, if anxiety is sustained over a long period of time, we can burn out our mental and physical resources and that is when it is important to treat it.

Anxiety symptoms

Anxiety exists in three typologies:

  • Cognitive: you can identify it in the form of worries, negative thoughts, the anticipation of misfortune, magnification of the problem, and problems with concentration and memory.
  • Physiological: we can observe tremors, muscular tension, palpitations, choking sensation, sweating, dizziness, nausea, and digestive problems, among others. This high activation of our organism also affects our sleep, nutrition, and sexual response.
  • Behavioural: this refers to our observable reactions, i.e. how we express emotions both verbally and non-verbally, such as moving around more aggressively, nervous tics, etc.
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  • Behavioural: this refers to our observable reactions, i.e. how we express emotions both verbally and non-verbally, such as moving around more aggressively, nervous tics, etc.

How to overcome anxiety

Anxiety as a disorder, i.e. anxiety that is not adaptive, is very common due to the pace of life we lead today and has therefore also been widely studied. That is why we have highly effective protocols that we customise for the specific circumstances of each person.

Some techniques affect each of the three types of response we have mentioned, and which also undertake a cascade of improvements in each of the other types.

It has been demonstrated that anxiety benefits greatly from different techniques. These are some techniques that you can carry out together with your professional: learning breathing and relaxation techniques, discussing irrational thinking, emotional psychoeducation, clarifying your life values, making decisions, or controlled and gradual exposure to your fears, among others.

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It has been demonstrated that anxiety benefits greatly from different techniques. These are some techniques that you can carry out together with your professional: learning breathing and relaxation techniques, discussing irrational thinking, emotional psychoeducation, clarifying your life values, making decisions, or controlled and gradual exposure to your fears, among others.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotion, like joy or sadness, and as such it has its positive function for us, which is to alert us to some danger so that we can react in time and protect ourselves. Moving in moderate levels of anxiety allows us to be motivated and activated enough to face challenges without feeling uneasy. The problem occurs when anxiety does not fulfil its true function, which is to help us. For example, when it appears in situations that do not pose a real danger, everyday situations such as driving or interacting with others. Or when we take the situation as much more tense than it is, like taking an exam. Furthermore, if anxiety is sustained over a long period of time, we can burn out our mental and physical resources and that is when it is important to treat it.

Anxiety symptoms

Anxiety exists in three typologies:

  • Cognitive: you can identify it in the form of worries, negative thoughts, the anticipation of misfortune, magnification of the problem, and problems with concentration and memory.
  • Physiological: we can observe tremors, muscular tension, palpitations, choking sensation, sweating, dizziness, nausea, and digestive problems, among others. This high activation of our organism also affects our sleep, nutrition, and sexual response.
  • Behavioural: this refers to our observable reactions, i.e. how we express emotions both verbally and non-verbally, such as moving around more aggressively, nervous tics, etc.
see more see less
  • Behavioural: this refers to our observable reactions, i.e. how we express emotions both verbally and non-verbally, such as moving around more aggressively, nervous tics, etc.

Anxiety test

Do I have anxiety?

How to overcome anxiety

Anxiety as a disorder, i.e. anxiety that is not adaptive, is very common due to the pace of life we lead today and has therefore also been widely studied. That is why we have highly effective protocols that we customise for the specific circumstances of each person.

Some techniques affect each of the three types of response we have mentioned, and which also undertake a cascade of improvements in each of the other types.

It has been demonstrated that anxiety benefits greatly from different techniques. These are some techniques that you can carry out together with your professional: learning breathing and relaxation techniques, discussing irrational thinking, emotional psychoeducation, clarifying your life values, making decisions, or controlled and gradual exposure to your fears, among others.

see more see less

It has been demonstrated that anxiety benefits greatly from different techniques. These are some techniques that you can carry out together with your professional: learning breathing and relaxation techniques, discussing irrational thinking, emotional psychoeducation, clarifying your life values, making decisions, or controlled and gradual exposure to your fears, among others.

Anxiety test

Do I have anxiety?

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