Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety is a natural response to stress, commonly induced when we feel a need to control something that we can not control. The discomfort comes from being unable to influence or predict an outcome. While it can be a symptom of trauma, it does not require it to manifest. For non-trauma anxiety, I look primarily at cognition.
Examples of cognitive questions:
- What are you thinking?
- What are you trying to control?
- What are some of your core beliefs?
The important part is bringing awareness to our thoughts, so we can notice our thinking and behavior. In doing this, we take back control by challenging and shifting away from anxiety-inducing cognition and creating new beliefs and patterns of thinking.