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  • Sam DiFranco

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Counseling At Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.

Anxiety visits us after we’ve experienced fearful or traumatic events. And it has many different symptoms. Understanding how the two branches of the nervous system operate will show you how deeply anxiety in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is embedded in your nervous system. Your symptoms will be a combination of either alarm or shut-down.

Alarm: When we are initially stressed, we experience the fight-or-flight part of our sympathetic nervous system. When it turns on we feel:

  1. Hot, tense, tight jaw, twitches, itchy, sweaty, rapid heartbeat, shallow breath

  2. Heightened sense of alertness, like something bad is going to happen

  3. Emotions such as excitement, fear, anxiety, annoyance or anger

Shut down: When the stress overwhelms us, we feel stuck. Like an animal in the teeth of the lion, struggling but about to die, the parasympathetic nervous system turns on and we notice the symptoms of shut down:

  1. Cold, sleepy, slower heart rate, nausea, heavy limbs as if gravity increased

  2. Tunnel vision, difficulty seeing

  3. Feeling depressed, blank, numb, detached or dissociated, unable to motivate to do anything

Armed with good information, you can take your foot off the brakes and learn to release these patterns in your body. Then the mind will follow.

Our bodies store the problem. And they also hold the solution. We can use our minds to access the solution rather than playing an endless loop in the projector of our minds.

Anxiety disorder is not a life sentence. Relief from this type of suffering lifts a considerable burden. You can feel better. Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, an Brandon FL, would like to discuss your concerns and see how we might help you.

If you can’t remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep, or if fretting and worry are getting best of you, please call Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, an Brandon FL, now.


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