Anxiety Support Bolton is a resource to help understand anxiety from experiences and feedback of clients in Bolton whose anxiety I work with. See other resources here.
Perhaps a sense of interior discomfort or a feeling that their bodies are troubled by physical warning signs, it leads to the same outcome.
In trying to gain control, they can ignore the gut feelings and avoid internal awareness which can mean they hide within and from themselves.
Ignoring these feelings leads as a result to secondary feelings of confusion, and shame. That can mean closing off or panic symptoms because any sensory change makes them feel like a “little boat on a big sea”.
The result can be a fear of fear itself.
Fear comes from a primitive response to a threat where escape is difficult, impossible or embarrassing.
Perhaps we’re stuck on motorways, in planes, in meetings or in crowds.
Relief comes not just from external aids such as drugs, but more helpfully from changing how we feel by how we think, or react subconsciously.
Such fear is no respecter of intelligence, creativity, gender or status.
However it does have common threads.
The sufferer’s field of vision is probably inward not outward.
It can cause people to freeze.
Everything can suddenly seem blurry.
Making decisions, even simple ones is hard.
We can feel self-conscious.
Maybe it comes from the need to please others or conform. Perhaps fatigue, repressed emotions, setting the bar too high or too much responsibility.
Some of the feelings can include shame, self-blame, or frustration at being trapped in a repeating cycle.
In all the years, we haven’t made enough progress to break this negative mind/body link.
Psychology can explain but those primitive parts of the brain don’t switch off so easily.
By being over-vigilant and reacting to inappropriate or misunderstood danger signals, we see danger where there isn’t any.
We become overwhelmed and therefore we dread.
We don’t feel fully alive, our senses work overtime but feel dulled, the body keeps a score.
Language, and the Talking-Cure of therapy is our solution in Anxiety Support Bolton.
By communicating, learning to move back into our inner selves and finding meaning, we can make some sense
In conclusion, We can find our peace.