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  • Anxiety Counselling

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    Calgary Institute of Counselling understands the significant impact that anxiety can have on individuals’ daily lives in Calgary, Alberta. Our anxiety counselling offers a comprehensive approach to help individuals navigate their anxiety symptoms and regain control over their lives.

    Understanding Anxiety

    Anxiety is a common mental health concern characterized by excessive worry, fear, and apprehension. Our therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore the root causes of their anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms effectively.

    How Does Anxiety Manifest?

    Anxiety can be debilitating and painful physically, mentally and emotionally. With anxiety, we can feel as though we have lost control of life and have a heightened sense of fear.

    Additionally, anxiety comes from suppressing our emotions. We may not like them and we may be afraid of them so we choose (consciously or unconsciously) to push them away. The emotion then acts like a beach ball and anxiety rebounds back.

    Some of the physical symptoms that one should watch for with anxiety include:

    • Headaches
    • Dry mouth
    • Tension in the shoulders and neck
    • Clenching our jaw
    • Itchy body, heart beating faster and stronger
    • Chest feeling tight
    • Harder to take a deep breath
    • Nausea
    • Fidgety hands or nail-biting
    • Frequent urination or diarrhea, tense or bouncing legs, and fidgety feet
    • Racing thoughts
    • Thinking people are judging
    • Trouble sleeping

    Personalized Therapy Approach

    Our anxiety counseling takes a personalized approach tailored to every individual’s needs and circumstances. Through evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and exposure therapy, we empower clients to challenge negative thought patterns, regulate their emotions, and confront anxiety-provoking situations with confidence.

    Practical Coping Strategies

    In our therapy sessions, clients learn practical coping strategies to manage anxiety in their daily lives. From deep breathing exercises to progressive muscle relaxation techniques, our goal is to equip individuals with the skills they need to reduce stress and promote a sense of calm and well-being.

    Building Resilience

    Anxiety management therapy goes beyond symptom relief; it focuses on building resilience and enhancing overall well-being. Our therapists work collaboratively with clients to identify and address underlying issues contributing to anxiety, empowering them to cultivate a resilient mindset and thrive in the face of life’s challenges.

    Take the First Step

    If you’re struggling with anxiety in Calgary, AB, don’t hesitate to seek support. Our experienced therapists at the Calgary Institute of Counselling are here to help you overcome anxiety and live a life of greater peace and fulfillment.

    Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward effective anxiety counselling. Our team looks forward to working with you and answering any questions you may have.