Feelings of terror, over-thinking, constant worry, or panic?
Are any of these feelings familiar? You or a loved one may be experiencing anxiety. Anxiety can be exhausting, especially when it begins to interfere with work, relationships, school, or other aspects of your life. It is time to consider counseling.
What is Anxiety?
Stress can affect anyone of any age. However, depending on the person, it may look different in every person. In some individuals it appears obvious, but in others it can be a hidden condition. In children, anxiety often comes out in symptoms, not feelings. Parents may hear statements, such as “My stomach hurts, my head hurts, I feel funny, I don’t want to go!” In the case of kids, it is often a good idea to check with your pediatrician to make sure there is no other underlying condition, If they are healthy, it may be time to consider anxiety as the cause. Treating anxiety for children can be a fun experience, through “bubble breathing” activities, reading books, playing with puppets or sand, and learning how to feel safe.