Anxiety can feel like you're stuck in a storm of worry and fear. It can make you feel lost and scared, and you may even panic. When you're anxious, you may feel like there's too much going on inside your head because of all the different thoughts and feelings.
Anxiety isn't just about your feelings; it can affect your body too. You might feel it in places like your chest, throat, or stomach. You may find yourself tensing up, breathing less deeply, and feeling tight around your chest.
Anxiety might make you want to spend time alone, away from friends and family. It can even mess with your sleep and eating habits. But the hardest part is, it can make you lose faith in yourself and feel like you're not in control.
Feeling anxious is normal and something everyone goes through. It's your body's way of telling you that something's not right and needs your attention. We are smart and sensitive beings, capable of thinking, feeling, and sensing things. So, when something important is overlooked, a big problem is ignored, or if we feel threatened, we get anxious.
Things like stress from work, problems at home, or issues in the world can cause anxiety. It can also happen if you're avoiding a big problem, trying too hard to be perfect, or not taking care of yourself.
We believe that self-acceptance and self-compassion are the ingredients for healing and thriving. We also understand that our each one of us need the right tools and strategies to achieve these things. We support our clients to live a more connected, harmonious inner (and outer) life using modern, evidence-based therapies such as Internal Family Systems (IFS parts work); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Somatic Therapy; Sensorimotor Therapy; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); EMDR and Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT).