" Body tense with fear
Mind races with past nightmares
Noises put me on edge
Like a razor’s blade across my skin
I look around but there’s nothing there
But I see hallucinations everywhere"
- Poem about PTSD by Joelle
Your heart is pounding, your chest is feeling tight and you can’t breathe, you feel sick in the stomach, your body is tense and you are starting to sweat. You are having an anxiety attack and wondering how long is this anxiety attack going to last? This blog will answer this question, talk about what anxiety is, and give a heads up on how anxiety can actually worsen.
Are you experiencing episodes of intense fear where all of a sudden you feel the need to get the freak out of here? Find yourself looking for the nearest exit? Avoiding crowded places? Or maybe you’ve started to fear for your health? Chances are you could be experiencing panic attacks. In this blog, you will find a comprehensive list of panic attack symptoms and information on why our body produces these symptoms.
Once you have made a decision that you want to see a psychologist, how do you find a “good” one? In this blog, we provide you with 3 hot tips on where to search for a psychologist and importantly, information on psychoogy credentialling so you can check if you are seeing a qualified psychologist.
Well let’s get a couple of the myths out of the way - we don’t read people’s minds and personally, I don’t ask my clients to lie on a couch. This blog will explain what a psychologist is, what they do, and provide thought provoking questions to help you decide if you should see one or not.
Anxiety refers to feeling nervous or worried about a possible, unwanted future event or outcome, particularly when a person believes that he or she may not be able to cope with the feared event or outcome.