There are times when we all feel anxious. But for most of us, it is simply a temporary situation that will pass. In the same way that stress drives us to perform well, healthy fear helps us think clearly and do our best whether we’re preparing for a big job interview, visiting the doctor or making a stressful decision.
For some people, this fear is so constant, severe and debilitating that it completely controls their lives and ways of thinking. Besides impacting mental health, it can also trigger physical issues such as palpitations, rapid heartbeats and chest pain.
Additionally, you are at a higher risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. An anxiety disorder may increase the risk of coronary events for people who already have heart disease.
How a life coach can assist with anxiety and depression
Having someone with understanding and compassion in your corner has been proven to assist people with depression and anxiety. It is not shameful or embarrassing to seek professional help. At least one-quarter of the Australian population will be affected by some form of anxiety in their lifetime. The simple act of talking to a life coach can be therapeutic.
I would recommend you talk to a personal coach
if you have problems with depression. In addition to being an excellent listener, I can offer you helpful advice when you enlist my services. As a result, you will regain control of situations and have exercises to turn to when things become stressful – such as mindfulness
and other activities.
How coaching can improve your life
We can all feel nervous or shy in certain situations. Presenting to a large audience or going on a first date can invoke low levels of panic. That is not social anxiety, which is a phobia involving extreme and persistent stress associated with social or performance situations.
Individuals with social phobia experience feelings of fear and panic in situations in which they will be scrutinised and observed by others. Often, they fear being judged, criticised, ridiculed or humiliated.
Using guided and supportive goal-setting
and skills practice, I can assist you in developing mechanisms for managing crippling fear and panic associated with social phobias. By using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), we can empower people to overcome their social anxieties in a lasting way. Through CBT, the brain is rewired to be more rational in thinking and proactive in behaviour.
You can also access this therapy online through Zoom until you are confident enough to meet in person. I am here to guide you through the process and answer any questions. Let me help you in taking the first steps to a better life today.