Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress. For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision.
CBT and Anxiety
CBT uses techniques and teaches skills. We will work on changing thinking, mood, and behavior. The goals of CBT will help provide skills that clients can use on their own in a variety of different situations. We will empower the client to be in charge of anxiety. Our clients will learn that thoughts, actions, and feelings are interconnected and may be changed. Dysfunctional thinking underlies all emotion and behavior – common to all psychological disturbances.
Lisa Redding is a Certified CBT Anxiety Professional