Anxiety is usually an unspecified sense of unease. You may be anxious about losing control of yourself or a situation or there may be a sense that something bad is going to occur and you cannot do anything about it. Anxiety effects the entire person, it is psychological, physiological and behavioural.
Physiologically anxiety causes physical reactions in one’s body including but not exclusively, rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, excessive sweating, shallow breathing, dry mouth, stomach ache or nausea, butterflies in the stomach.
Psychological anxiety may result in a sense of detachment from ones surrounding or even in extreme cases a feeling as if one were dying or losing one’s grip on reality.
EFT for anxiety
Qualitative data captured by Timulak et al. (2017) and O’Brien et. al (2017) demonstrates that individuals who engage in Emotion Focussed therapy for anxiety report changes in emotional functioning, emotional-avoidance patterns, worry, self-acceptance, low-mood, somatic symptoms, apprehension, self-confidence, and self-understanding and over-compliance tendencies.
CBT for Anxiety
Multiple studies find CBT delivered online and effective treatment for anxiety including a 2007 meta-analysis by Spek et. al. and a randomized controlled trial in 2011 by Praxling et al.
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