Is My Anxiety Normal or Not?

Natalie Hansen Counselling

Every client has their own unique experiences. That is a given. But if I could pinpoint a common thread I hear in many of my clients’ stories it would be the story of how anxiety hijacked their life.

Some anxiety is normal and healthy– we need that little bit of fear/activation to get us out of bed and into our roles in life. But when our anxious behaviours start hijacking our life- and are interfering with our daily functioning and are becoming distressing– that is when it’s not normal anymore and seeking help is a good idea.

We all have our healthy and unhealthy ways of coping with a little anxiety: Our less healthy ways can include, for example: obsessing about the future, worrying about our health, fighting with our spouse about money. These are just a few examples of how we may be coping with our…

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