You Don’t Have to Suffer from Anxiety or Depression in Silence – Let Us Help
More than 40% of Canadian report suffering from anxiety or depression at some point in their lives, with women reporting higher incidences than men.
With the right counselling, you can tame your anxiety and live the full life you deserve.
Dealing with Anxiety
Anxiety is a whole person response. Every part of you responds when anxiety gets triggered, a sense of threat or danger gets activated, rightly or wrongly.
Some of the most common anxiety triggers include:
- Genetic factors
- Chemical triggers (such as alcohol, marijuana, medications or medical issues)
- External stress triggers
- Self-talk or unrealistic self-demands
- Unhelpful lessons from past events that your brain might have learned from past experiences
What Happens to Your Body When You Feel Anxiety?
When you say whole person response, what happens in your body when you feel anxiety?
Answer: The part of your brain that is in charge of keeping you alive and alerting you to danger, thinks that you are threatened, will trigger adrenalin and a number of things happen …
The good is that the reacting brain is not the whole brain. We have the whole cerebral cortex – the whole more developed smarter part of the brain – that we can use and turn to balance our reacting brain to cope with anxiety, and to overcome anxiety problems.
Book a consult with me and let’s help you gain power back of your WHOLE BODY!
Dealing with Depression
Depression can occur to any of us at any time, when we are experiencing sadness, discouragement, hopeless and/or anxiousness. Watching a sad movie, hearing a story about something tragic or hearing that war has broken out in the middle east. These are all reasons to feel depressed. But these feelings often pass within a day or two.
Clinical depression on the other hand, is a very serious state that interferes with someone’s life. For example, eating, working, sleeping and other day to day activities that once brought you enjoyment or satisfaction. With clinical depression, life is just not enjoyable.
The causes are specifically unknown, but likely a combination of:
- Genetic factors
- Biological factors
- Environmental factors
- Psychological factors
There is a connection between those who have depression, likely have a family member who also experiences depression; three times as likely. And the chances increase with how closely related the family members are to each other.
Depression is complicated but factors that can also support people who experience depression include having strong social network of family and friends.
Therapy along with medication, where longer episodes of depression occur, can be effective duo in improving your mood.
Book a consult with me and let’s help you become stable and feel happier!