Coaching for anxiety can include:
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- Understanding the root of your anxiety (trauma, hormonal, neurological, systemic stress)
- Understanding the information your anxiety is giving you based on the identified root
- Identifying thoughts, emotions and shame around anxiety
- Developing skills to engage with anxiety
- Guide for treatment options if appropriate
- Support and guidance as you advocate for your own care
- Support and guidance finding anxiety literate health care professionals
- Somatic therapy
Anxiety is first and foremost an emotion. It is a natural human response to stress, danger or uncertainty. It is healthy to move through various emotions, including anxiety. However, for various reasons we can get stuck or become overly responsive with an emotion. When this happens with any emotion, including anxiety, it can become overwhelming and interfere with daily life. In such cases, coaching for anxiety can help individuals understand the root of their anxiety and develop skills to engage with it in a healthy and productive way.
Causes of AnxietyAnxiety can have many different causes, including trauma, hormonal imbalances, neurological disorders or systemic stress. Anxiety can often be a signal that something in your life is out of balance or needs attention. By learning to listen to your anxiety, you can gain valuable insights into what changes you may need to make in your life. Understanding the root of feeling chronic anxiety can help individuals develop a personalized plan so they can receive the appropriate support.
It is also important to identify the thoughts, emotions and shame surrounding feeling anxiety. Often, individuals with chronic anxiety experience negative thoughts and emotions, which can lead to feelings of shame and guilt.
Anxiety Treatment OptionsIn some cases, treatment options may be necessary to manage anxiety. A coach can help guide individuals in exploring appropriate treatment options, such as medication or therapy, and support them in advocating for their own care. If therapy is deemed appropriate, the coach can also support individuals in finding the right therapist for their needs.
Somatic therapy, which involves using the body as a means of accessing and releasing emotional and psychological pain, can also be a powerful tool in managing anxiety. With coaching, individuals can learn how to use somatic therapy techniques to connect with their bodies and release tension and anxiety.
In conclusion, coaching for anxiety can be a valuable resource for individuals struggling with chronic anxiety. By understanding the root of their anxiety, identifying the information it is giving them, and developing skills to engage with it, individuals can learn how to respond to their anxiety and improve their overall well-being. With support and guidance from a coach, individuals can also explore appropriate treatment options and find the right therapist for their needs. Somatic therapy can also be a powerful tool in managing anxiety, allowing individuals to connect with their bodies and release tension and anxiety.
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Making sense of a misunderstood emotion. Understanding my anxiety, my relationship with that emotion, and the emotion of anxiety in general has been something I’ve pursued since I was a little girl.