Anxiety: With the coronavirus upon us it is a very frightening time and many of us will struggle with anxiety, having unhelpful thoughts and overwhelming feelings. We need to remember that anxiety is a way in which our body alerts us to danger. Our bodies give us a fight, flight or freeze response.
when we need to fight our way out of
FIGHT: when we need to fight our way out of trouble
when we need to escape the danger
FLIGHT: when we need to escape the danger
when we need to be immobile and numb
FREEZE: when we need to be immobile and numb
Let’s consider the evolutionary perspective of anxiety. Take a look at the Anxious and “Unanxious” Caveman: Who Would Survive?:
That’s right. It would be the caveman who is anxious and prepared.
But, what can we do when our anxiety overwhelms you and leaves you feeling out of control?
Counselling offers you a chance to talk about your anxious thoughts and feelings. A place where you can begin to identify your triggers and begin to think about doing things differently and deal with the symptoms of anxiety.