Symptoms of Severe Anxiety
Once a reaction of severe anxiety is triggered, it typically develops into a cycle of fear. And from that point on, you’ll do almost anything to avoid situations that cause that fear.
- Difficulty Breathing
- Heart Palpitations
- Chest Pain or Discomfort
- Choking or Smothering Sensations
- Unsteady Feelings
- Hot/Cold Flashes
- Fatigue or Fainting
- Trembling and Nervousness
- Social Phobias
- “Racing” Thoughts
- Feelings of Unreality
You may have suffered for years from severe anxiety or panic attacks. You may experience generalized anxiety or have social phobias.
Define Anxiety Disorders
We at CHAANGE much prefer to describe the “Disorder” as a Condition we have when we’ve experience circumstances and events we know well are the causative factors that create our tendency for Severe Anxiety. For the same reason, we do not see Severe Anxiety as a “sickness”. We actually are quite normal, often bright individuals, who are naturally responding in anxious ways. We know those factors well.
Severe Anxiety is a general heading under which we find a number of terms which are sub-categories of anxiety conditions determined by symptoms, and describes the uncomfortable bodily sensations and frightening, negative thoughts you experience when imagining some future danger or misfortune. Categories of severe anxiety include generalized anxiety, social phobia, agoraphobia (with or without panic attacks) and post-trauma conditions. Agoraphobia, taken from the Greek word that translates as “fear of open spaces”, is used today by psychologists to mean the fear of having fearful feelings which sometimes leads to avoidance of certain situations or activities.
Causes of Severe Anxiety
Most people who suffer from severe anxiety conditions have three forces working within them: (1) a biological sensitivity to anxiety; (2) learned behaviors or beliefs; and (3) stress. They also tend to be highly intelligent, sensitive people who often were raised to be perfectionists.
You Are Not Alone
Fortunately, the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program is the tool you can use to heal yourself no matter what category of Severe Anxiety Condition you have, the core of the anxiety condition is the same. All seem to us to have been produced by a combination of developmental factors you have for anxiety. Of course, if you choose to make use of the well trained CHAANGE Affiliated Professionals where you are, or in the inexpensive and convenient telephone coaching sessions with Doctor Pullen, who can help you with targeting the specifics of your particular type of anxiety condition. Contact Dr. John Pullen at (619) 795-8477 to refer you to your closest CHAANGE trained and affiliated professional, or to arrange for telephone coaching.
The CHAANGE program is based on the assumption that, with help, you can change the habits of thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors which have imprisoned you. This, in turn, will enable you to deal constructively with your anxious feelings and get control of your life again. And remember we are available to help you.
The CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program is the essential ingredient to your success.