What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of excessive worry or concern. For some people, the concern is about life situations or relationships such as work, friends or family. For others, anxiety may be about daily life tasks such as running late for appointments or finishing work on time.

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Anxiety can manifest itself in various ways. Some people experience:

  • difficulty concentrating
  • restlessness
  • irritability
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

Anxiety may also present itself through physical symptoms such as:

  • stomach pains
  • headaches
  • tense muscles
  • sweating

Therapy can help you to relieve your anxiety. First we will determine what causes your anxiety. Then we will work together to help you develop the necessary skills to relieve your anxiety. With practice and determination your anxiety can be controlled and alleviated.

Stress and anxiety affects us all. We’ll teach you how to deal with it. TLG tip: Take a Non-Smoking Smoke Break. Watch 2-minute video to learn how.

The Mayo Clinic offers more detailed information about Anxiety. Find out more here ยป