A question that I hear often from clients is whether they are nervous or if they are struggling with anxiety. In this article, we will explore nerves and anxiety in more depth.
What is the difference between anxiety and nervousness?
Nervousness can be described as a worry about a specific event that usually passes. On the other hand, anxiety is a constant state of excessive worry or fear which often affects work, school, and relationships.
How do you handle it when you are anxious?
There are several techniques that you can try when you feel like you are drowning in anxiety. Here are 3 techniques to choose that can help calm your anxiety.
Anxiety can usually be traced back to an underlying issue, even if you cannot put your finger on it yourself. Counseling is great for exploring these underlying issues. I see plenty of clients who are going through a difficult transition in life, have experienced trauma, or have additional stress that need a place to process and gain insights which reduce the intensity of anxiety. I always tell clients that the relationship with the counselor is the most important part of the counseling process, so make sure that you feel comfortable with your therapist. Do not be afraid to try another counselor if it does not feel like a good fit.