Anxiety Counseling, Anxiety Therapy
Anxiety is NOT a random, unknown, or uncontrollable
disease or illness.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and fear.
Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree. Anxiety is caused
by our thinking patterns. For example, Webster’s dictionary
defines anxiety as:
- A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as
about future uncertainties.
- A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and
fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized
threatening event or situation, often impairing physical
and psychological functioning.
Anxiety by itself is NOT a disease or illness,
but turns into condition when a person becomes physically, psychologically,
emotionally, or spiritually symptomatic, fearful, or distraught
because of it.
Worry is anxiety, also. The Webster’s dictionary
defines worry as: a troubled state of mind, anxiety, distressed,
persistent mental uneasiness.
Worry results from fearful thinking about a future
event or circumstance.
While the effects of anxiety may feel like a random,
unknown, and uncontrollable disease, it’s actually quite
controllable. The problem is that most people don’t know
Anxiety conditions appear for specific reasons
and have definite underlying reasons why they persist. Once these
reasons and underlying factors are properly addressed, anxiety
conditions can be eliminated. . .and for good.
Anxiety conditions persist only because the underlying
factors that cause them aren’t properly addressed. That’s
why those who take medication as their only form of treatment
generally remain on medication long term, or find themselves
going on and coming off over and over again. Unless the underlying
factors are properly addressed, anxiety will almost always persist
Working with an experienced anxiety professional
(an anxiety coach or counsellor, or psychologist who has personally
conquered anxiety in his or her own life and is medication-free)
produces the most effective results.
Note: It’s our experience that anxiety
professionals who are currently taking anxiety medication themselves,
and psychiatrists, usually don’t produce the desired
results. We’ve found that those who work with someone
who has successfully beaten anxiety in his or her own life,
and has remained anxiety condition-free for an extended period
of time—more than ten years--produces the best results.
It will be their personal experience with anxiety, and their
successful recovery, that can make a profound difference in
We realize that this statement may irritate some
anxiety professionals. But our experience has shown that this
is generally true. Many of our clients have previously tried
these options only to find that their condition remained, or
for some, grew worse.
When anxiety turns into a condition, it becomes
a disorder (a medical condition that involves a disturbance to
the normal functioning of the mind or body). See
our section on anxiety disorders for more information about
when normal anxiety turns into an anxiety disorder.