Although fears about safety while driving or injury during sport activities are normal types of ‘anxiety’, many people suffer from a sensation and level of fear that is disproportionate in terms of intensity, frequency, duration and priority compared to the enjoyable parts of life. This ‘Clinical Anxiety’ comes in many forms:
- Constant worry about specific problems: money, career, health, relationships…..
- A jittery feeling for no specific reason
- Fears about judgment in social and work settings
- Anticipatory fears about future events
Clinical Anxiety represents an enhanced wiring of the brain towards fear, threat and even paranoia, often in response to traumatic or upbringing experiences. Therapy works to rewire these circuits, and create a mindful sense of safety and realism.