Would you like support to achieve any of the following goals with WORRY?
- Overcome constantly feeling tense, nervous, or dread
- Stop being preoccupied with doubt and apprehension
- Let go of circular and non-productive thinking
- Quit catastrophizing and imagining negative outcomes
- Give up worries about health, finances, or relationships
- Get over feeling restless in bed or when you want to relax
Worry arises when you are preoccupied with future events, or mentally rehearse unwanted future scenarios. Constantly worrying can lead to feeling agitated, fearful, or overwhelmed. Also, you may find yourself thinking without being able to stop, or chronically envisioning negative results. Physically, you may feel stress, anxiety, or intensely unpleasant physical sensations.
I trust everyone. I trust them to do what they do. Byron Katie
Worry may arise as the result of being overly concerned about a specific situation, and then it can become a habitual way of perceiving. Dysfunctional thoughts fuel negative emotions and vice-versa, so a cycle of non-productive thinking and uncomfortable feelings reinforce one another. This pattern can spin out of control so that the body begins to feel high-strung, which makes it even harder to relax emotionally and let go of worry.
Many people experience worry at different times throughout their lives. Fortunately, counseling can help during difficult transitions. As a therapist since 2006, including five years at college counseling centers, I have helped clients feel more emotionally balanced, mentally focused, and physically calm. My approach utilizes evidence-based practices that combine cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness treatment. CBT will show you how to become more aware of thoughts that reinforce worry and replace them with more supportive patterns of thinking. Mindfulness counseling will help you become emotionally and physically grounded.
My methods are simple to learn and easy to apply on your own right away. These techniques will help you both in the short-run to address specific worries and in the long-run, so you can respond to new challenges in ways that support you emotionally, mentally, and physically.