A New Answer for Anxiety-Related Problems
Excessive anxiety, constant worrying, panic attacks that come out of the blue, unstoppable obsessive thoughts and compulsions,
irrational fears and phobias (particularly social phobia), post trauma fear, severe depression...
The current worldview of these problems is based on the medical model which views them as (mental) illnesses where something goes wrong in our brain and the
answer lies in 'fixing' the thing that has gone wrong.
At 'Help-For' we don't believe this at all.
How many 'normal' people...
Say 'Touch Wood' so as not to tempt fate?
Repeatedly check doors, windows, switches?
Take a drink before social functions?
Avoid public speaking at all costs?
Almost everyone displays behaviours associated with anxiety disorders (and depression) such as disturbing thoughts, ritualistic checking, the need for
perfection, increased anxiety, panic and despair at some time in their lives – more so in times of stress – for these problems reflect the subconscious ways
that humans have evolved to protect themselves.
"With insight comes understanding and through understanding comes healing."
The Collins English Dictionary describes anxiety as "a state of uneasiness or tension caused by apprehension of possible
misfortune, danger etc."
And to be anxious is to be "worried and tense."
Latin anxietas gave anxiety in English; the base is Latin anxius, from angere 'to choke'.
"An illness that disrupts normal physical or mental functions."
(Medical model definition)
Anxiety disorders are characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear.