Anxiety is a complex mental health diagnosis, and learning to manage anxiety symptoms often requires professional help. Professional assistance typically includes therapy, which can be daunting to try for the first time. Along with treatment, there are many tools to help you cope with your symptoms. That includes exercise, eating well, and attending support group meetings.
You may be more comfortable experimenting with these coping techniques before trying therapy. However, with Alter Wellness Mindfuli, going to therapy does not have to be anxiety-inducing. The Mindfuli experience reduces the anxiety and nervousness of waiting in an uncomfortable office setting. With us, clients can be in the comfort of their homes while working on their mental and emotional well-being.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety looks different for everyone and can be a normal part of life. You may be concerned about your health, relationships, or financial circumstances on any given day. Almost everyone experiences this from time to time. However, there are cases where anxiety can become so severe that it affects a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis.
Generally, anxiety can be described as experiencing fear or uneasiness for reasons that are hard to explain. These feelings typically worsen over time if untreated and may not go away without medication or psychotherapy. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), there are many types of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): characterized by general feelings of dread that interfere with everyday life
- Panic disorder: occurs when a person experiences unexpected periods of intense fear
- Social anxiety disorder: when an individual is anxious about social situations
- Phobia-related disorders: characterized by intense fears of specific objects or situations
- Separation anxiety disorder: when someone is afraid of being away from people they are close to, which often occurs with children, but can be experienced by adults as well
Medications, psychotherapy, and support groups can help you manage your anxiety symptoms. However, the type of anxiety disorder you have will ultimately influence your personal treatment plan. Before getting treatment for any mental health disorder, you must recognize the signs.
Anxiety Symptoms to Be on the Lookout For
Each type of anxiety disorder will be accompanied by a unique set of symptoms. However, generally speaking, there are certain symptoms to be on the lookout for when considering whether or not you are struggling with anxiety. Some of these symptoms include:
- Constant feelings of restlessness, nervousness, or fear
- An increased heart rate and hyperventilating
- Difficulty concentrating on anything other than what you are worried about
- Trouble sleeping
- Gastrointestinal problems
You may encounter a number of other symptoms, but these are a few you may be likely to experience. If you have any concerns you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, speak to a doctor. They can make a diagnosis and offer you guidance on beginning treatment immediately.
The Benefits of Virtual Therapy
Virtual mental health care has become increasingly popular over the last few years, but many are continually weary about seeking such services online. While there are some cons to virtual mental health services – limited observable body language, unreliable technology, and the potential for less interpersonal connection – it has been proven to have several benefits as well.
The first big benefit regarding virtual therapy is its convenience. Everyday life can be hectic, and carving out time to prioritize your mental health sometimes feels impossible. Virtual services offer flexibility and the ability to improve symptoms from the comfort of your home.
Additionally, virtual mental health services increase access to competent care. In-person treatment can come with appointment delays, uncomfortable waiting room environments, and the inability to get to an appointment because of traffic, lack of childcare, or the inability to leave work. Having mental health services at your fingertips reduces these conflicts and allows you to speak with your care counselor at your convenience.
Alter Wellness Mindfuli can offer you all these conveniences sooner than you think. You can start by heading to our website and answering a few short questions. The bigger question you may have is how these virtual services can help you manage your anxiety symptoms.
How Can You Start Managing Your Anxiety Symptoms?
Mindfuli can support you via chat or real-time video. Through evidence-based modalities, mindfulness-based exercises, and virtual support groups, we can help you manage your anxiety symptoms.
In addition to these professional services, there are other ways you can start improving your symptoms today, such as:
- Focus on improving or maintaining your physical health by staying active and eating healthy.
- Utilize mindfulness-based techniques to practice stress management and relaxation techniques or experiment with breathwork.
- Prioritize getting enough quality sleep.
- Create and follow an effective treatment plan.
- Learn to identify anxiety triggers and prevent symptoms from worsening.
One of the most crucial things you can do when managing anxiety symptoms is to take things one day at a time. Some days will be better than others, but Mindfuli can help you through them all.
Anxiety is common among all kinds of people today. While we all experience fear and worry about everyday life from time to time, anxiety disorders take things to a new level. Anxiety prevents a person from functioning in their day-to-day life, impacting their work, relationships, and almost every other area of life. Thankfully, seeking professional mental health services can help you start managing your anxiety symptoms today. Virtual therapy, in particular, can be significantly effective in helping you manage your symptoms at a time best for you and from the comfort of your home. To learn more about our services and start working with Alter Wellness Mindfuli, call (866) 973-4415 today.