Worries, Fears, Muscle Tension, Stress, Hyperventilation, Fatigue, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks. Anxiety is a normal emotional state that most human beings experience in their Life. It is an uncomfortable feeling of apprehension and concerns. Most of us experience anxiety with unfamiliar event or an important one. For example a job interview or public presentation. However it becomes a concern when it is overwhelming and disrupts our life often leading us to avoidance. Avoiding that dinner party for the fear of meeting someone new or not being able to perform in that exam, that is important for your life goals.
Many of us face with anxiety and often don’t seek treatment and suffer in Silence. In our fast paced and competitive society today, anxiety is becoming more common than ever. Anxiety Disorder includes Generalised anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia. Anxiety Disorders respond very well to both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT)- It is the most widely used therapy for anxiety disorders. Research has shown CBT to be very effective in treating people with anxiety. Cognitive behaviour therapy works by addressing negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves. The basic premise of this therapy is that our thoughts- not external affect the way we feel.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprecocessing- EMDR is relatively newer intervention but many clients believe that have slower progress and traditional therapies have not worked say that with EMDR they have finally found something that works for them. This powerful short term therapy is very highly effective for many different kinds of anxiety.
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. As troubling images and feelings are processed by the brain via the eye movement patterns of EMDR, resolution of the issues and a more peaceful state are achieved.
At Incontact we have trained professionals who have experience working with anxiety related disorders using both EMDR and CBT