Updated: Apr 14, 2022
Working with clients who suffer with anxiety allows me to see in practice a lot of different ways anxiety can present itself in individuals. When we spend some time discussing physical symptoms, it’s often met with overwhelm and confusion initially. Most people view anxiety as panic attacks. They also understand panic attacks to be the typical hyperventilating, difficulty breathing, heart palpitations/racing, dizziness that makes the person experiencing this feel as though they need urgent attention from medical professionals. However, anxiety and panic attacks can present in much more subtle ways, too.
Below are some examples of anxiety:
Thinking I had to be perfect to avoid judgement.
Thinking everyone is judging me
Criticising my every move
Resenting myself for being nervous
Sleeping excessively to avoid thinking
Repeating conversations in my head
Being unable to speak up
Feeling like a failure if I wasn’t perfect
Pre-planning what to say “just in case”
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