Adult Anxiety and Fears Rob Shapiro 2017-06-01T07:49:14+00:00
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
– William Wordsworth
Adult Anxiety and Fears
Anxiety or worry is sometimes a normal part of life. For example, it is usual to feel some anxiety just before speaking in public. It may cause you to become more alert, pay more attention to your actions, and thus add a positive dimension to your presentation.
Other types of anxiety are adaptive to a specific situation. These are sometimes called “signal anxiety” and again, can be natural. For example, being anxious when walking down a dimly lit street may guide you to be more alert, and thus enhance your safety.
Anxiety becomes a problem when it is overwhelming or interferes with your functioning in life. If you feel anxious much of the time, and it is having a negative impact on your career, family, social life or general quality of life that may be a good reason for concern. Anxiety Attacks – or what are commonly called Panic Attacks – are also not a normal part of life.
If anxiety is having a negative effect on your life, please call me to set up a consultation to discuss your concerns.