Stress isn’t something that creeps into your system alone. It could never perform a solo inside your head. Instead, it brings along a couple of other ‘friends’, and together they sabotage the peace and the wellness in your mind and your body. Pain, sorrow, frustration, and anxiety are some of the factors, or symptoms, that accompany stress. Some of them can get extremely severe, causing your stress levels to shoot up and take a massive toll on your mind and body.
As the term speaks for itself, anxiety or ‘becoming anxious’ would mean getting unnecessarily tense and worried about a certain circumstance. This often happens when you are expecting a certain response or a reaction to an action. It also happens when you are carrying out a certain task and you do not know what the outcome would be, or you fear that you would not achieve the desired outcome. It involves tension, worry, and fright. Sometimes anxiety can get extremely severe, causing you to tremble, become delusional, and have panic attacks.
The most common and, sometimes, essential type of therapy would be anxiety counselling which is usually prescribed for conditions such as stress, depression, and schizophrenia, all of which involve varying levels of anxiety. The concept of anxiety can be quite complex. It could either be a cause, or an effect. There are cases when anxiety could be the most predominant or the only problem in your mental health that could give rise to other issues like stress and depression. On the other hand, there are situations when you could get badly affected by stress or depression that eventually leads to anxiety issues. There are also cases where it is neither a cause, nor an effect, but is just part of an existing condition. Whatever the case may be, the bottom line is that you receive the right treatment for it. In most cases, counselling becomes sufficient and highly effective. But there may be severe conditions that may require you to get extra help and resort to medication.
In rare cases of mental illnesses where focussing on anxiety would not become a prime requirement, there are other types of therapy that are given in order to visualize the inside of a person’s heart and mind, thereby making it possible to identify what troubles the person’s mind and emotions. This way it would be easier to decide what the best approach and solutions would be. There could be events in the past, bad experiences, losses, and failures, which most afflicted individuals keep bottled and suppressed, and do not reveal. With counselling, there are chances for the person to attain a level of comfort and trust with the therapist, which could eventually lead him/her to open up, confide, and confess.
The general advice that anyone would give a troubled person is that he or she ‘talks’ to someone. Whether it’s about something joyful, or anything unfortunate and tragic, expressing yourself makes you feel a lot better. Naturally, it shows the significance of ‘talking’ and ‘communicating’ which does not involve the mere exchange of words but sensitivity, understanding, and empathy. A counsellor is made with all these essential traits and characteristics which is what makes them special and apt for the role.