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What Am I Going to do About my Anxiety?

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What are you afraid of? What is causing you to feel anxious and stressed? Many times when I ask clients what is causing them to feel anxious they are unable to identify the source of the feeling. I have heard it described as a rushing feeling of “what am I going to do?” but when asked “about what?” they can’t pinpoint anything that is wrong. This is called generalized anxiety.
In my observation, there are a few things that seem to occur along with generalized anxiety. Being very busy seems to accompany it on many occasions. I have found that busy people can lose touch with a few basic needs. I believe that if we stop and examine these few things we can begin to calm the anxiety that seems pervasive in our society.
When focused on everything that “needs to be done”, and over-extending ourselves, it is easy for us to forget to breathe. Really? Too busy to breathe? Absolutely! Take a slow, deep breath. Really focus on drawing oxygen deep into your lungs. Feel the gift of the nourishment it brings to your body. When is the last time you really noticed how wonderful it feels to really BREATHE? A few sessions a day of being really present with the breath can make a world of difference in how you feel.
Another thing that I notice is that people who report generalized anxiety don’t seem to be able to identify the things they do that nurture their spirit. They lose sight of what brings them joy. Is it taking a bubble bath and lighting a candle? A walk in the woods? A few minutes spent playing with a pet? Pinpointing and actually doing these things can cause anxiety levels to lower naturally.
The last thing that I see in people with generalized anxiety is a burdensome sense of responsibility. I am not suggesting that you abandon your obligations, however when I sit down with clients to distinguish the “musts” from the “shoulds” it is very enlightening. People with generalized anxiety seem to have a sense of having to take care of everyone and everything. I propose that there are things that you have to do and things that you may chose to do. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that it is always in your best interest to do it. Mindfully choosing things to commit to above and beyond your obligations is a way to significantly reduce your overall anxiety level.

Anxiety does not have to rule your life. Begin examining how you are living to see if there are things you are doing or not doing that are contributing to your uncomfortable feelings. Take back your power by implementing a few simple steps that can increase your quality of life immediately!

Anxiety can be crippling. Call me at 770-789-0847 for a free consultation to see how I can help you!

 

Please call me at 770-789-0847 for a free consultation, email  carolyn at growhealchange.com and see my website www.carolyntuckertherapist.com

Allow Me To Introduce Myself

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As a person-centered psychotherapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying my extensive training and accessing your natural intuition, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Are you ready to be in control of your life? Are you ready to move past just existing and begin flourishing? Are you ready to get past that baggage that has been holding you back from all you deserve? I can help you access your strengths and to defeat what is holding you back!

It is my honor to support and encourage you while using my wide array of training to identify and eliminate the thoughts and behavior patterns that are robbing your joy. Together we will work to help you develop strength, vitality and emotional wholeness, to help you THRIVE!

My practice is unique in that I am well trained in several areas including distance therapy, and am currently a research assistant at Harvard University. I am also currently taking courses at Harvard School of Behavioral Health.

I offer distance therapy via SKYPE. I have special interest in providing services to military families and in providing pregnancy and postpartum support.

Carolyn Tucker National Board Certified Counselor

Please visit my website at www.carolyntuckertherapist.com

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