"Whoever has learnt to be anxious in the right way
has learnt the ultimate".
Could OCD therapy help you?
Anxiety therapy with Cristalle aims to get to the root cause of your anxiety, find out what your triggers might be and help you learn the right coping mechanisms to overcome those problems. Although anxiety can never be fully eliminated from anyone’s life, it can be greatly reduced to a point where you can enjoy your life fully again and face your triggers with regained confidence.
No two people are the same and because of this, Cristalle will work with you to discover which strategies will be most effective for you personally to alleviate your symptoms and reduce the frequency with which they appear.
OCD therapy with Cristalle can help you:
- Discover your personal triggers and the root cause of your extreme anxiety
- Find tools and strategies personally tailored to your “anxiety triggers” to help you alleviate your physical and emotional symptoms
- Learn how to face future anxiety triggers with confidence
- Get back to enjoying your life again
Here are some signs you may have OCD:
Do I have OCD?
No matter who you are, you will have experienced anxiety at some point in your life.
Anxiety is a natural human response to when we perceive that we are under threat. Anxiety is when we feel tense, worried or afraid. Anxiety is extremely common and is actually very useful as it can keep us safe and inform us when there is a threat. You may feel anxiety when experiencing particularly stressful events such as divorce or moving house.
For some people it can have much more severe symptoms than in others and seriously negatively impact their lives on a day to day basis.
Common severe OCD symptoms can include:
- Panic attacks
- Feeling out of breath or hyperventilating
- Nausea or stomach pains
- Struggling to fall asleep because of worries
- Over reliance on drugs or alcohol to cope with anxious feelings
- Shaking or sweating
OCD may become a problem when:
- Your feelings of anxiety are very strong or last for a very long time
- Your fears or worries are all consuming, and out of proportion to the actual situation. Perhaps something from your past is being triggered.
- You avoid situations that cause anxiety
- You find it difficult to enjoy your daily life and finding it hard to connect with people around you
- You are having panic attacks
- You are depending on alcohol, drugs and other substances to manage your feelings
What to do if you think you may have an OCD problem:
If you think you may have a number of the symptoms above and might have anxiety, you can start either by contacting a therapist like Cristalle or talking directly with your GP.
Your GP can offer some useful advice and may agree that therapy can help.
Other than working with a therapist, there are a few self-care options that could really help with stress and anxiety:
Yoga is a great way to unwind and focus your attention back to your physical body in the present rather than the trigger of your anxiety or stress.
Regular meditation can help you retrain your mind to more easily move past your anxiety and into a more relaxed state.
Exercise is a great natural stress reliever. When you exercise your body releases endorphins which work to make you feel more positive, while doing strenuous physical work can help rlease muscle tension inthe body.
Journaling can help you gain insight into your anxiety and help you find the root causes or triggers. It also often help you let go of built up stress by getting root causes down on paper.
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