Experiencing difficulty in life is unavoidable and eliminating difficulty in life is impossible. The hardship we suffer however provides an essential function. It is through difficulty that we learn, that we develop meaning, and it is how we adapt.
Research has suggested that millennials and other young people today experience anxiety in greater numbers than any generation that preceded them.
This anxiety can stem from a number of reasons and factors. One place where it is alarmingly consistent, however, is among students.
Many of us constantly strive for worldly success. And it is normal and healthy to feel a drive to succeed, to improve, and to better ourselves.
Whether we want to be better within our own families, in our schooling, at our jobs, or with our own personal endeavors, a certain amount of “performance pressure” can help us grow and develop.
Often, however, this pressure to succeed becomes an overwhelming force.
Anxiety is an everyday fact of life for many people.
Though, it may surprise you to know that there are actually different forms of anxiety which manifest through a great variety of symptoms.
If you have been struggling with persistent anxious thoughts, panic attacks, unexplained phobias and fears, or other feelings of worry, how can you know which type of anxiety they may be connected to? And what can you do to manage these symptoms?
Psychotherapy as a treatment has been around since the term was coined in the early 1870’s. For over a century psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers and other mental health professionals have used a wide range of modalities to treat varying degrees of mental illness.