Stress, Anxiety and Fear
Stress, anxiety and fear are co-occurring problems that bring people into counseling. Some 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Statistics show that one in ten children and adolescents also suffer from this condition. It is normal to experience what is called the central nervous system ‘flight or flight’ response to stressful situations in one’s life. Anxiety normally occurs under such circumstances, which prompts one to take appropriate action.
However, problems with anxiety develop when one’s central nervous system gets ‘stuck’ in either the fight or flight mode or what is known as the ‘freeze mode’, where one becomes immobilized by fear. Either extreme is unhealthy.
- Individual Counseling
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Stress Management
- Relaxation Techniques
When we can relax, we are able to trigger the central nervous system’s ‘rest and digest’ response. Such a response puts us back into a healthy balance: anxiety and a state of proper relaxation are totally incompatible with each other. De-stressing by relaxing oneself through a number of means is the key to overcoming anxiety.
The good news about stress, anxiety, and fear is that they are some of the most treatable conditions in counseling. At Dunham Counseling, we have repeatedly helped clients overcome all types of anxiety disorders through innovative counseling and treatment methods that quickly promote stress management, relaxation and ultimately healing. We can afford to be hopeful when it comes to the possibility of overcoming these conditions.