Anxiety Counselling Therapy is an effective treatment for anxiety attacks and anxiety disorder and can stop panic attacks.
Anxiety disorder in Singapore is common that an estimated 6% of the population suffer from some mental anxiety.
But is it necessary for you to take an anxiety disorder test? Read on, because you might find your answer without taking an anxiety test.
Anxiety feels like a constant feeling of worry, overthinking, fear or stress. It can happen to anyone and for no reason and because the constant worry and nervousness gets worse over time, it is inevitable to feel frustrated and even depressed about your condition.
Anxiety can sometimes appear like ADHD, because you can't sit still and focus. The constant uneasiness and fear upon waking everyday is a like a neurotransmitter that triggers a fight or flight reflex that makes it very difficult for you to function during the day. And this neurosis (a strong feeling of fear or worry) can be over nothing. And can sometimes lead to irrational thoughts like quitting your job, or even suicide.
Going to work with anxiety can be challenging especially when you have insomnia and haven't been sleeping well. It is common to have a headache, nausea, heart pain and even jaw pain while sleeping and if night sweats and nightmares isn't enough, here are other common anxiety symptoms.
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Panic Attacks That Feel Like A Heart Attack
Anxiety is a constant state of worry and can spike a huge increase in your blood pressure which can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Many ask how to manage anxiety attacks because anxiety attack creates a physical stress, many anxiety medication focuses focuses on relaxing the individual. However, using drugs to treat anxiety does not cure anxiety. Anxiety meds are just aiming to lower the anxiety to a reasonable level so that you can seek professional help.
Anxiety attacks can happen anytime, without warning, even when driving a car and this puts you and your family's safety in danger.
Anxiety and Panic Attack Symptoms:
- Panic attack
- Chest pains and tightness in the chest like having a heart attack
- Overthinking / paranoia
- No appetite / weight loss
- Stomach pains / ulcers
- Anxiousness / Stress
- Nausea / vomiting
- Neck pain / back pain
- Night sweats / nightmares
- Can't sleep / insomnia
Coping with Anxiety
The majority of anxiety solutions are coping strategies. There are many types of anxiety coping mechanism and they can be broadly divided into coping, avoidance, and going Zen which include:
- Coping through Journalling : Some people find that keeping a journal of their anxiety helps them to understand and predict their anxiety. This is a form of CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- Avoidance through Eating: Eating is a common way to distract from anxiety. So the good news is that with the right therapy, once the anxiety is resolved. You might notice a gradual reduction in your weight and it is easier to eat healthier.
- Going Zen: Some people try to go Zen with meditation, listening to anxiety music, and positive thinking. And for a very small number, this can help. But for the majority of people suffering from chronic anxiety wishing for a cure, there must be a faster and easier way.
But for many, coping with anxiety is killing them. They feel a knot in their stomachs and feel so alone, because no one understands how they feel.
You Can't Sleep
Sleep anxiety is a big issue for many people. You may have suffered such terrible sleepless nights, that you develop a fear or anxiety about sleep itself !
Most can't stand it and resort to taking melatonin and sleeping pills to help them sleep better. Taking sleeping meds usually help for a few nights, but the bad sleep returns, keeping you awake into the early morning and it can be very hard, even impossible to get good rest.
Not enough causes severe mental and physical stress and many new clients report feeling exhausted, can't focus, dizzy to the point of fainting and difficulty concentrating not motivating them to work.
If only there was a cure for anxiety, so you can sleep better.
Is there a Cure for Anxiety Symptoms
For those sufferers wondering if there is a cure for anxiety symptoms. The short answer is Yes for those people who get the right help. We hear stories about people overcoming anxiety but for those of us who have tried, we can feel hopeless.
Sometimes, this feeling of helplessness causes us to breakdown and cry from anxiety because the stress is too great.
When this happens, it is a Sign we must take a new and right approach to treating your anxiety disorder. Instead of doing the things that don't work. It's better to try something new.
Types of Anxiety Disorders:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder / O.C.D - Constantly washing hands, Checking, Super high attention to details
- Anxiety attacks / panic attacks - chest pains, difficulty breathing, wet palms and trembling of the body
- Specific phobias - Fear of heights, fear of spiders, fear of germs
- PTSD or Post-traumatic stress disorder - Death of a loved one, Diagnosed with cancer
- Social anxiety - Fear of public speaking, Inability to express ideas to a group
- Separation anxiety disorder - Fear of losing someone or bring alone
Someone could suffer from more than one type of anxiety disorder and this could be the result of trauma, a significant life event or even a medical condition.
The good news is that no matter what type of anxiety you suffer from, Anxiety Counselling and Therapy can help. With any condition, address it immediately.
We can help you understand and change your reaction to the stress triggers of your anxiety. There are various forms of therapy such as Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Hypnotherapy to choose from.
Mental Stress Is The #1 Trigger For Anxiety Attacks
Anxiety sufferers have triggers and the majority of anxiety triggers are stress related. The trigger is usually a thought or a feeling but it can be induced by specific situations. Panic attacks can happen at any time and sufferers of anxiety worry all the time about their next panic attack causing them to have difficulty sleeping. Anxiety sufferers also look very intense and worried all the time. Anxiety Counselling & Therapy can help.
Anxiety Counselling and Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety
In Singapore, Anxiety Counselling and Therapy can help many people suffering from anxiety feel safe and with the right therapy, anxiety attacks, which in the past happened often and was so intense, can occur less frequently and significantly reduce in severity. For a good percentage of clients at Stress.SG, anxiety can be overcome with high success rates, allowing you to become finally free from anxious feelings and panic attacks.
The signs of anxiety may have started when you were young, perhaps during early childhood or in your teenage years. Sufferers of anxiety sometimes feel helpless and depressed about their situation. If anxiety is not treated quickly, it can lead to depression.
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How You Can Help Someone Having An Anxiety Attack
If you suffer from anxiety attacks or know of someone who experiences panic attacks, you can help them calm down with the following steps:
- Get the person to sit down
- Stand in front of the person? and ask them to look at your eyes
- Using a calm voice, ask them to focus and concentrate on their breathing
- Take in deep, slow breaths and ask them to copy your breathing
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until they calm down
Why The 5-Step Anti-anxiety Attack Method Can Help:
A person suffering from anxiety attacks need someone to help them regain control over their thoughts and more importantly their breathing. Anxiety attacks cause a massive disruption in their breathing causing a shortness of breath, dizziness, tightness in the chest. You can help them by assisting them to regain control over their breathing. As they calm them down, and breath deeply, their oxygen intake increases which will regulate their heart rate, increasing their focus and reduce the dizziness. As they begin to relax and breath more normally, keep talking to them to keep them calm.
This technique is a stop gap measure to avoid a full blown anxiety attack and can help reduce the severity and length of the panic attack. To really help the anxiety sufferer, they need anxiety counselling and therapy.
Anxiety Counselling and Therapy as form of Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Anxiety Counselling and Therapy is an effective method to treat Anxiety Disorder and can help reduce and even free a person from anxiety. For many, anxiety disorder treatment can reduce anxiety to a level that allows the anxiety sufferer to lead a normal life. At Stress.SG, we specialise in Anxiety Counelling and Therapy. You can read out client's testimonials on Facebook and Google Review.
If you would like to learn more about how Anxiety Counselling and Therapy can help you or someone you know, please send a What's App message or SMS 9863-9408 to Chris or click here to book a free consultation. At your free consultation, we will listen to your challenges and share how Anxiety Counselling and Therapy can help you overcome your anxiety challenges.
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety is strongly linked to depression because after many failed attempts at trying to cope and avoid anxiety, you can spiral into dysthymia or depression.
The long term effects of anxiety is poor health, poor sleep, stress and depression. Many long term sufferers are on anxiety medication. Thinking about this may give you a lump in your throat because in Singapore, anxiety is a mental illness. But sometimes, the only way to reduce anxiety to manageable levels is to take anxiety meds. And when you are on anxiety medication, you should act and seek professional help to treat anxiety.
It is important to know that you don't need to feel lonely in your anxiety, stress or insomnia. There are many people out there just like you, searching for a the right therapy to help them overcome their anxiety challenges.
When deciding on strategy to overcome anxiety, know that Anxiety relapse rates are very high for coping and avoidance strategies, so it makes more sense to go for an anxiety treatment that resolves the anxiety.
With the right therapy, the scale of the anxiety can be reduced and in many cases, the anxiety symptoms can be overcome.
After my 5th session with Chris, I am now able to handle my attacks, recognise my triggers and manage the anxiety, sleep better most importantly! But of course I started from the same decision that many of you may be contemplating now which is whether to embark on this programme.
I was hopeful when I came across the advert online, but due to my anxiety and some other experiences, I became a little apprehensive and perhaps skeptical for my first 2 sessions. But I was so eager to recover so I thought that I should give it a go. I mean I didn’t know what else to do anyway but since so many people had good reviews here, I worked together with Chris on a journey to help nurse myself out of my health anxiety.
After the 2nd session, I managed to have some time in the day without much anxiety attacks but gave feedback to him so he can monitor my progress. Thru each session, Chris helped address each and every one of my symptoms/issues and helped bring resolve into my issues and learn to manage the triggers.
The entire therapy also helped me to uncover why I felt certain way and enabled me to know which area to “rewire”. Chris also pointed out to me the wrong mindset/ approach that I had in handling situations. So the therapy not only helped me resolve my anxiety but also equipped me for other challenges that I may face in the future.
One key benefit is that his counselling has helped improve my communication with my family. Thus I would now encourage other warriors who are facing similar issues as myself to also give yourself a chance to get better through the help of Chris.
Seow Zhe Heng
Anxiety / Difficulty Sleeping / Confidence
Source: 5-Star Google Review
I find the sessions very useful. I used to have anxiety in the past and after I went for the sessions, the anxiety was gone. Not only that, I was able to gain more confidence and live a happier life without fearing that the anxiety will bother me again.
The sessions was also easy and relaxing. I felt very relaxed after every session and I was able to sleep better at night. After every session, I felt less anxious and more confident.
I was skeptical at first. When I was told that my anxiety can be cured within a few sessions, I don’t believe it at first. But in the end, not only my anxiety was gone, I managed to overcome my fears in the past and regain my confidence to try new things in life.
Postpartum Depression / Nausea & Vomiting
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I am a mother and housewife with toddler daughter. My anxiety starts when my daughter turns 2 years old. Since then I have unexplained morning nausea and feel irritated all times and could not stop to blame myself if something is not happen according to my will. Even my partner feel there is a change in my behaviour and mood. At first I thought it’s just hormonal / post partum but worried that it might affect my duty as a mom and for long term mental health, I decide to overcome my fear seek professional help.
Chris is very helpful and from the beginning he explain that i have anxiety and depression. The session with him has been an eye opener for me, since he trace back to the root of all the unhappiness and the anxiety and where does it came from.
The session itself is very relaxing and by the end of 2nd session, there are no more nausea and vomiting. Overall I feel much more relax and know how to manage my problem and stress better. It’s totally worth the money and time and believe me you are doing the right decision to engage Chris. And to all mother out there, you are not alone.
Anxiety & Depression
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It was an amazing and pleasant journey for it. I wish I had known Chris earlier. He has helped me to uncover the issues that were troubling me – somethings which I thought didn’t matter anymore. I knew there were underlying issues which were not resolved despite multiple sessions with a psychologist who had helped but it was only addressing the symptoms of my problems. Chris has gone on to help uncover the underlying issues and guide me to resolve all of them.
It is true that 5 sessions will be enough to overcome my issues with depression and anxiety as I was so pleasantly surprised that I felt good just after the 2nd session and better after the 3rd. It is indeed possible to achieve results within 5 sessions with Chris. The amount paid for the 5 sessions are well worth it. Considering the fees paid to the psychiatrist and psychologist, the sessions with Chris are much cheaper.
Each session was easy as Chris had provided a safe and secure environment for me to share and uncover the issues inside me. The sessions just got easier and better for me. I believe young or old will be able to benefit from these sessions too.
When things are not right, the underlying problems/issues should be resolved to find peace and happiness and I am glad Chris has helped me to do that.
Chest Tightness / Insomnia / Migraine / No Motivation
Source: 5 -Star Google Review
I had chronic depression (e.g. chest tightness, migraines, insomnia, tossing in bed many times in the night, lack of motivation, don’t feel like going to work or doing any activities, isolating myself from friends and family, feeling overwhelmed etc) for many years. It was the recent episode that I decided to do something about it. However, I do not like to attend those sessions where it feels like a doctor – patient relationship. I searched the internet and Stress.SG pop up on top of the list. I took a look and noted that there are many good reviews. I decided to try it.
Chris was very professional and he does not make you feel like you are a sick patient. He’s easy to talk to and makes me feel very comfortable. His method of asking me to talk to my subconscious mind is very useful and effective. Personally by the 3rd session, I am feeling much better and by the fourth session, I believed I have mastered the skill. By the 3rd session, I was already sleeping better (deep sleep and no more tossing in bed), no more migraines and chest tightness, start to get active again and meeting friends, and feeling confident to overcome any challenges.
I have read other books on how to handle depression but those methods would require tremendous amount of work and effort before you are on your road to recovery. I believed a depressed person would not be able to practice the method for long. However, with Chris’s help, I believed I will be able to use his method, which is simple and effective, for a long time and it will help me to overcome any further episodes in future. I think the cost of the sessions (standard 5 sessions) is worth the money as you will learn the methods and do not need to spend the money on other therapies again.
Anxious Overthinking /? Negative Thoughts / Poor Sleep
Source: 5-Star Google Review
I took a leap of faith when I first came to meet Chris without knowing what to expect. I have been having difficulty in sleeping for the longest time I’ve remembered and falling in to a spiral of anxious feelings and low moral with many other negative thoughts. Have been trying a lot of things but nothing worked. I was googling about my issues online one day and saw Stress.SG as one of the highest ranked consultation places and came in to take the free consultation session. I must confess that this has been my greatest investment to date as just within 3 sessions I was feeling much much much better :-). Thank you Chris, it has been a pleasure working together to finding a way to salvation.
We discussed many issues in a single session unlike all the other places I went to and just by end of the first session I was already feeling great. Within just a week and 2 sessions later, it was as I never had issues to begin with. Words cannot express how grateful I feel right now and hope my testimony will help you to find Chris as how I did.
Chris has been very professional, friendly, easy going and knowledgeable and gave me many advised to improve my self apart from the counselling sessions which really helped me with my everyday life.
Depression / Sleep Problems
Source: 5-Star Google Review
Went through Depression therapy.
Through each session was able to progressively get better and was able to help with both my sleep and outlook on life. Previously had challenges to sleep for more the 6 hours but after the therapy able to get more consistent sleep whenever i want to and surprised that was able to achieve this results through only 5 sessions
Location is easily accessible and able to feel safe and secure throughout the sessions
Sadness / Depression / Anxiety / Loneliness
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I love how things have change for the better at my end. I was suffering with Anxiety and depression after my Mum passes away. I had a hard time accepting my surroundings, i felt lost and lonely i don’t know what else will help me.
Chris listens and help me to recognised my issues/feelings. Its totally a different approach. i have seen a psychotherapist but it didn’t make me feel better. I guess not everyone can fit into such therapy. But with Few session with Chris, i managed to recognised the problems that have been bothering me.
By the 3rd sessions i felt so much better, i willing to let go of the feelings that boring me. i feel lighter and fresh after each session. He help me understand my feelings & expectations, also advice me in away that i would agree and willing to change for a better me.
By the 5th session, everything seems calmer. My anxiety is manageable and i’m thankful for that. Looking forward to have more travelling plans ahead. Dear Chris,
Thanks for all the sessions you had with me. I would have never be clearer if i have not met you and express my concerns. Thank you for guiding me and helping me to find the light. The light for me to move on with life. To believe in myself and close all unwanted feelings i had thats been bothering me.
Depression / Feeling Lost
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I was very impressed by the effectiveness and the comprehensive structure of the Depression Therapy and Counselling. Compared to traditional psychotherapy, I found Chris? hybrid therapy for depression much more effective.
Before I engaged Chris to be my therapist, I was seeing a psychologist for counselling but I didn?t find that psychologist useful and didn?t feel any improvement in my depression. I was feeling a bit lost until I was recommended by a relative about Chris. I heard good reviews, so I gave it a try. As I started the Depression therapy with Chris I noticed it was totally different from traditional counselling and psychotherapy.
Very quickly, under Chris? therapy, my depression lifted. Within just 3 sessions to be exact, my depression lifted and I was feeling lighter and optimistic about the future. As a therapist, Chris is very easy to talk to and I felt really comfortable sharing with him. What I liked about him is that he is very attentive to how I was feeling and I felt that I could share anything. And what is incredible is his ability to juggle all the challenges I threw at him and still deliver results in such a short time.
From start to finish, I think my depression lifted within just 2 weeks. When I was with my previous therapist, we kept talking about the same things again and again every session and without any progress and I felt was paying someone to lecture me. But with Chris, he engages in way that is deep and meaningful and there is a clear progression in every session. And even though we covered a lot of things, it all felt very smooth, almost effortless.
I liked the fact that Chris is upfront about what he can and cannot do and set clear and measurable results. My depression lifted by the 3rd session and by the 5th session, I felt totally free. I thought being free of depression in just 5 sessions was a bit unbelievable at first, but after the first session and every session after that, I was feeling better and better. And this constant progress gave me a lot of confidence and hope. In terms of price, all I can say is that it was worth it. I definitely recommend anyone with depression work with Chris. I hope you get the same amazing results I did.