You might feel stress in your body: your jaw clenches, your breathing tightens and your heart races.

Perhaps your mind floods with catastrophic thoughts. You might experience panic attacks or struggle with social situations. You might be waking way too early and find it impossible to get back to sleep.

In the jungle, the lion has had a lot of trouble sleeping lately (cartoon)

Maybe you have always experienced anxiety, or it’s triggered by work or a relationship struggle. It can feel overpowering and out of your control.

You might find yourself fiddling with your phone or other addictive distractions to get by.

The good news: there are techniques to effectively treat any form of anxiety.

In a nutshell, anxiety is a state of self-protection in overdrive. The feeling of threat feels very real, even when it isn’t. And in this state, telling ourselves to calm down doesn’t work.

We’ll work on more useful ways to lower emotional panic and bring your thinking, rational brain back online. If your anxiety was triggered by a nasty experience or difficult past, we can swiftly deal with that too.