Anxiety

CBT for anxiety

Anxiety is a normal healthy response to stress, in the short term. It involves physical changes, changes to the way we think and feel changes in the way we behave we behave. These changes can actually help to improve our performance in stressful situations, such as interviews, exams etc. We think faster and we are more alert, but if there is too much anxiety it will impede performance. Put simply there is good anxiety and there is bad anxiety. Long-term or excessive stress causes long-term anxiety, which in turn causes unpleasant and unhelpful physical changes and changes in the way we think, feel and behave. These changes can be stressful themselves, causing a vicious cycle of stress and distress. What starts off as a normal response to stress can sometimes become a problem in itself. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy gives you the tools to understand and cope with anxiety and get on with your life without being impeded by anxiety.