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Anxiety is a normal reaction to many stressful events. Things such as interviewing for a job, speaking in public, or preparing to take a test can cause the body and mind to react in preparation for these frightening events. Anxiety may cause intense, persistent, and excessive worries about normal tasks.
But anxiety has a purpose. Its purpose is to keep you safe from danger by igniting your fight/flight/freeze response. You may have noticed your heart racing, rapid breathing and even a feeling of complete panic! Logically, you know that tasks like going out with friends or speaking in public aren’t life-threatening activities but unfortunately our body and mind don't always react rationally.
Treatment for anxiety helps by retraining our limbic system and essentially letting the brain know that these everyday tasks don’t require the fight/flight/freeze response.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and therapy, you can begin to recover the joy that you once had.
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