Anxiety is a common but deeply distressing experience, and affects all kinds of people. It is best described as feelings of unease, worry and fear, and includes both emotional and physical sensations.
Physical symptoms of anxiety include sweaty palms, trembling, dry throat, racing heart and feeling faint. Although it feels deeply unpleasant, and makes us feel out of control.
Related to our primate ‘flight or fight’ response, it’s actually the body’s natural reaction to a stressful situation. One way it can be described is as energy ‘flooding’ the body. However, it can affect our quality of life; children, teenagers and adults can all suffer from such anxiety attacks. In this respect, it can negatively impact our life and lower our self-esteem.
If you require counselling for anxiety, contact the team at Rafan House.
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