Fear, Anxiety, & Stress

Fear, Anxiety, & Stress

Does fear leave you paralyzed and keep you from moving forward?

Are you anxious much of the time?

Do you feel overwhelmed by stress?

A little bit of anxiety or stress can be healthy, but when if it is starting to impact your ability to live life to it’s fullest, consider calling Aspire Counseling. The good news is that anxiety treatment can be very effective. Through counseling, our therapists help people in the Columbia, Missouri area face their fears, conquer anxiety and learn new ways to cope with stress. We will listen to your struggles and help you begin to find a path forward. Whether this means learning new ways to approach a problem, building problem solving skills, systematically facing your fears one by one, practicing Mindfulness or looking at your core inner beliefs, our therapists have the skills, training and caring touch to help!

Grounding Kit for Anxiety Attacks

Do you have panic attacks? Perhaps in the middle of the day when you least expect it you become overwhelmed with a sense of urges panic as if you just can’t keep going.  Some people report feeling this sense of panic when they get really stressed.  Others are more likely to have a panic attack during calm, quiet moments when they are alone and scared of facing their own thoughts or memories.

When treating someone for anxiety and panic attacks, we often teach grounding techniques.  Grounding techniques help get you out of your head and into your body so you are connected with the present moment.

If you experience frequent panic attacks, it may be helpful to create a Grounding Kit to keep with you wherever you are most likely to experience a panic attack. The idea is that you’ll have tools ready and at your disposal to help bring you back to the present moment when you feel that sense of panic, fear and urgency beginning to rise through your body. This download has ideas about useful things to keep with you to help you stay grounded in the present moment. They are easy to use items that appeal to all five senses.  Discussing the reasons for grounding and helping clients create an individualized grounding kit to may be a useful part of anxiety treatment depending on your needs. During counseling sessions, we will discuss this and other ways to cope with anxiety and reduce your panic attacks.

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Charles B. Newcomb

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