According to the APA Encyclopedia of Psychology (2020). Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People who suffer from anxiety usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat. (2020 American Psychological Association).
All very interesting, but what you really want to know is: What can we do for you?
The truth is a lot! The first thing to know is that one of the biggest factors effecting how anxious we feel is called locus of control, what this means simply is our ability to control aspects of our life. The more out of control we feel about events around us the more anxious we tend to become.
Through the use of CBT, Strategic Therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy, Kinetic Therapy or Hypnotherapy we will target locus of control as a first priority in helping you conquer the anxiety you are running. As a general guideline, over the course of one to six sessions we will work together in helping you regain control of your life.
EXAM STRESS AND PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
Exam stress is a form of performance anxiety. Generally there will be a fear of judgement. Almost everyone has this fear to a degree, but most of us can get through it. It is more than likely that you will be aware of the exam anxiety or stress even though your behaviour can possibly be quiet extreme.
Things for family and friends to Watch out for:
There are several factors which may show the signs of exam or performance stress including the individual reporting this problem as being done to them, such as they may feel a fear gripping them, feelings in their stomach or even tightness in their chest. They may also take events very personally or display an excessive need to be in control of their surroundings. You may notice that their mood has changed, where they may have been pretty upbeat previously they now seem low or moody. You may feel they are losing contact with their friends or not participating in some of the things they used to enjoy. They may seem to procrastinate over decisions and seem tense. They may over or under eat, be sleeping poorly or struggle to get out of be or be motivated.
If you see these signs then get in touch with us and arrange a free consultation call.