STRESS AND ANXIETY
In an ever-changing fast paced world, living with stress has become the new “normal” for many of us. We have all experienced some form of stress at some point in time, but not everyone’s stress transitions into an anxiety disorder or a full-blown panic attack. In fact, some people thrive and are more productive when they are in more stressful situations – like the excitement and stress of preparing for a big deadline / presentation / proposal / writing a test.
It is when the emotion becomes all-consuming and interferes with your daily living, that it truly becomes a problem.
What is the difference between Stress and Anxiety?
Stress is generally a short-term reaction of your body to external triggers – a job interview, some pressure at work, a test, etc. Whereas Anxiety is a continuous mental disorder which could be triggered by excessive stress. Both can lead to insomnia, irritability, lack of focus, tension in the muscles and headaches, so it could be difficult at first to distinguish the two and know when to seek professional help. The big difference is that Anxiety do not dissipate when the threat is over, it gets stuck and forms a gestalt that keeps you trapped in the emotion for long periods of time and it has a significant impact on your social- and work-life.
Tips to cope with Stress:
There are many ways to cope and deal with stress that will bring immediate relief and change –
- Exercise: Take your dog for a walk, start running, get moving!
- Deep Breathing: This exercise relaxes your solar plexus and shoulders.
- Meditation: Early morning meditation and starting your day relaxed will set the tone for the day.
- Music: Listening to calm and relaxing music will reduce your heart rate and put you in a calm state of mind.
Everyone’s situation is unique, and these tips are just a general guideline to assist you to cope with stress. Some may experience instant results with amazing and long-lasting improvement in your daily life. If you still have difficulty coping with stress and it is affecting your normal daily activities, please feel free to complete the request for a FREE 30min online coaching session, so that we can assist you in the best way possible.
Types of Anxiety Disorders:
There are different types of Anxiety disorders which include, but are not limited to, the following conditions:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Feeling overwhelmed and worrying without any specific reason and feeling excessively emotional. Affecting your daily activities negatively. This is a result of continuously worrying and anticipating negative outcomes and results.
Social Phobia: You have a phobia about social situations and being judged and mocked/teased by others. You live in absolute fear, worrying and feeling shy and self-conscious about being in social situations.
Specific Phobias: An intense fear of heights, insects, flying – any object or situation that causes you to avoid them, is a sign of phobia.
Panic Attack: A full-blown panic attack that might feel like you are choking or having a heart attack. Excessive sweating, heart palpitations and a feeling of terror that overcomes you. These panic attacks usually have no trigger and will happen randomly.
Questionnaire for General Anxiety Disorder:
If you suspect that you might be suffering from an Anxiety disorder, you are welcome to complete the FREE questionnaire below. Circle the relevant number next to the question after you have printed the form. You can also write down the relevant answer (number) next to the question on a paper and add the total afterwards to get your results.
This questionnaire can assist you to find out if you might suffer from an anxiety disorder by calculating your symptoms and based on your answer, suggest if you suffer from mild to severe anxiety.
Question: Over the past 7 days, have you experienced any of the following? Choose an answer from the 7 Questions below:
|Never||Some Days||More than 4 Days||Every Day|
|1. Feeling on the edge, nervous or anxious||0||1||2||3|
|2. Not being able to control worrying||0||1||2||3|
|3. Continuously worrying about different things||0||1||2||3|
|4. Unable to Relax||0||1||2||3|
|5. Feeling Restless||0||1||2||3|
|6. Feeling Annoyed and Irritated||0||1||2||3|
|7. Feeling fearful, as if expecting a negative event/situation/outcome||0||1||2||3|
|Add your Results per Column|
|Total Score of All Columns|
Your total score is only a guide to determine how severe your anxiety may be:
0 – 4 = Mild Anxiety
5 – 9 = Moderate Anxiety
10 – 14 = Moderately Severe Anxiety
15 – 21 = Severe Anxiety
If you have scored 10 or higher, of if you feel that anxiety is affecting your work, relationships, personal life, please contact us for a FREE 30min coaching session with a qualified Transformation Coach.
How to overcome Anxiety
As a Transformation and Life Coach, we understand that all that our clients really want is a permanent solution – a balanced life free from medication and in control of their emotions. Many clients experience shame and guilt for not being able to control the impact of anxiety as it starts to interfere with their personal and professional lives. This sometimes escalates the problem and causes clients to suffer from physical illness linked to this disorder.
The biggest mistake that one can make, is to think that if you can control your outer world and environment (work, relationships, etc), that you will be able to control your reaction towards it. We have found in our coaching practice that our clients will experience true breakthroughs and relief when we deal directly with the source of the anxiety, by healing the internal emotion.
When you continuously worry and fear the future, it causes severe anxiety, because you are focussing on the outcome which you do not want. You are thinking of everything that can go wrong in that situation that you are creating in your mind. If you want to change your behaviour and results in life, it is important to eliminate and collapse these negative feelings of doubt, fear and all limiting beliefs that trigger the anxiety and also install a new positive self-image.
We offer our clients a solution through the Transformation Coaching System™ Programme and Techniques. It is a one of a kind programme that will effectively remove and collapse the negative emotions, triggers and beliefs that causes the anxiety. We go to the root cause of the problem and transform the client so that they can take control of their emotions and their results. We are proud to say that we have achieved amazing results with clients and some of them had extraordinary breakthroughs in sessions.
We have different programmes that we offer our clients that deal with different anxiety disorders which we tailor to fit every client’s unique circumstances.
- Emotional Freedom Technique: Also referred to as Tapping. An hour session which we can also conduct online, where we take you through the process of using your finger points to stimulate energy points in your body and restore the flow of energy through your body. Also very effective when dealing with physical pain.
- Anxiety Eliminator: We take the client through a process where they focus on an event or situation in the future, which they fear and which causes anxiety. Effective before exams, speeches, presentations, etc. Also available as an online session.
- Phobia Eliminator: A process specifically designed to deal with any phobia or past trauma that you might have experienced. Also available as an online session.
- Full Life Transformation Programme: This process is most effective in clients that suffer from social phobia, general anxiety disorder and panic attacks. We go to the root cause, eliminate the negative emotions and install a new self-image. Also available online.
When completing the Full Life Transformation Programme, you will experience:
- Inner-peace and Tranquillity;
- Collapse and eliminate any Negative Emotion and Belief that is keeping you from healing;
- Silence the Inner Conflict that is constantly telling you lies like “I am not good enough”, “I am not worthy”;
- A new empowering Self-Image and a deep and UNCONDITIONAL love for YOURSELF!
We offer a safe and secure environment to our clients where they are truly able to let go of any negative emotion or belief that is keeping them trapped in the state of anxiety and fear.
The Full Life Transformation programme will truly change your life in a way that is unimaginable!