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What is anxiety?

It is a natural human response to stress or perceived threats and is often asymptom of trauma. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come.While it's normal to experience some level of anxiety in certain situations,excessive or persistent anxiety that interferes with daily life may be indicative ofneeding more support. Explore the different types of anxiety below:

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Symptoms of anxiety

Increased heart rate, sweating , trembling, muscle tension, fatigue,
digestive issues

Restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, rumination around
future difficult events

Inability to sit still, social withdrawal, agoraphobia, exaggerated
startle reflex, decreased ability to perform daily tasks

How can therapy help?

Identify & Support

Helps people identify the root causes of their anxiety and provides a supportive space where they can express themselves without fear of criticism.

Skill Building

Teaches individuals coping skills and strategies to manage anxiety. These skills may include relaxation techniques, mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, and problem-solving.

Behaviour Change

Therapists use evidence-based therapeutic approaches to address maladaptive thought patterns and behaviours associated with anxiety.


Untreated anxiety can impair daily functioning and cause health issues. Therapy can help prevent the escalation of anxiety and mitigate its impact on overall well-being.

Why is Trauma-Informed Therapy Important?

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Safety & Trust

Prioritizes creating a safe and trusting environment where individuals feel secure to explore past traumas without fear.

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Emotional Regulation

Equips individuals with specialized techniques to regulate overwhelming emotions stemming from past traumas or hardships

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Empowers individuals to reclaim their sense of control and agency, facilitating the journey towards healing and recovery.

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