Anxiety Support Services

Arne Pedersen

Registered and Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist, Victoria, B.C.

Finding Relief from Anxiety: Tips and Techniques

Anxiety can really limit our lives, robbing us of joy and spontaneity. However, regaining control and finding happiness again is possible. To embark on this journey, it’s crucial to gain a clear understanding of how anxiety operates and what might be causing it. By shedding light on this often overwhelming experience, we can begin to chart a path toward healing and reclaiming our lives.

Understanding Anxiety:

Anxiety often stems from past experiences that were too overwhelming to process. Our subconscious mind then develops coping mechanisms to protect us from re-experiencing those painful emotions. These coping behaviours may manifest as irrational fears, overwhelming worries, procrastination, or persistent negative thoughts. Understanding this underlying mechanism is the first step toward overcoming anxiety.

Root Causes of Anxiety:

Anxiety can be triggered by a variety of factors, including past traumas, negative self-perceptions, and external stressors. These experiences may lead to feelings of inadequacy, shame, or self-doubt, creating a cycle of fear and avoidance. By exploring the root causes of anxiety in a safe and supportive environment, we can begin to dismantle these barriers and build resilience.

Healing from Anxiety:

Embracing a holistic approach to healing from anxiety, I incorporate counselling hypnotherapy, mindfulness-based processes, and energy healing visualizations to support mind/body/spirit balance. 

Through a combination of introspection, guided relaxation, and practical exercises, we work together to release old patterns of thinking and cultivate new, healthier ways of coping.

As part of our therapy sessions, I provide a structured comprehensive audio program for you to work on at home, ensuring continuity and growth between our meetings.

Practical Strategies for Managing Anxiety:

  1. Identify Your Safe Haven: Discover a tranquil and comforting space where you can practice undisturbed. Opt for a location easily accessible for daily routines, ensuring consistency.
  2. Embrace Mindful Breathing: Find a relaxed position and focus on your breath, acknowledging your safety in the moment as you slowly release immediate worries. Take slow, deliberate breaths, allowing your body to unwind completely.
  3. Leverage the Power of Breath: Our breath mirrors our mental state. Through deliberate, calm breathing, we communicate to our subconscious a sense of safety, fostering inner tranquility and assurance.
  4. Embrace Regularity: Dedicate yourself to mindful breathing exercises consistently for at least a month to ingrain it as a habit.
  5. Progress Gradually: Begin by managing minor stressors before gradually addressing more intense emotions.

Mindful breathing is a powerful, yet simple tool for anxiety management and reclaiming control over our lives. By weaving this practice into our daily routines, we integrate the sense of security and calm we experienced within our home practice, empowering us to navigate challenges with confidence. 

Envision your mindful breathing practice as a lifeline during turbulent times. Amidst life’s chaos, recall your serene practice space and focus inwards into slow, deep breaths. Connect with the calmness and safety of your home practice, allowing it to calm your mind. This simple yet profound technique reminds you of your innate ability to find peace amidst storms. Keep practicing, and soon you’ll find yourself more grounded, and much more prepared to confront any obstacle with the steadiness of a calm mind.

Self-Compassion Practices: 

Develop a compassionate attitude toward yourself, recognizing that it’s okay to struggle and offering yourself kindness and understanding.

Comprehensive Anxiety Therapy Services:

If you’re ready to embark on a journey of healing and transformation, my anxiety therapy services offer a comprehensive approach to addressing your unique needs. Together, we’ll explore the underlying causes of your anxiety, develop personalized coping strategies, and cultivate a greater sense of self-acceptance and resilience.

Schedule a Free Consultation:

Making the decision to seek support for anxiety can feel daunting, but you don’t have to face it alone. I offer a free 1-hour zoom video consultation to discuss your challenges, goals, and how therapy can support you on your journey to healing. Take the first step toward reclaiming your joy and living a life free from the grip of anxiety. Contact me today to schedule your consultation.

Imagine a life where anxiety no longer holds you back—a life filled with possibility, joy, and fulfillment. Together, we can make that vision a reality.