WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY
Coronavirus anxiety is an unease about the spread of the Covid-19 virus and an apprehension about the effects the virus can have on one's life and health.
We like to give anxiety a clear form in the imagination of our clients. We explain anxiety as fear’s close cousin. Both these feelings are a response to feeling in danger, unsafe, or under threat. Fear is a response to a known danger, whereas anxiety is a response to an unknown or ambiguous threat like the Coronaviurs .
Meriam Webster defines anxiety as an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it.
SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY
We have heard our clients describe how their Coronavirus anxiety manifests in numerous ways. Some of the most common symptoms reported by clients in Covid-19 anxiety therapy are
You to feel restless, uneasy, or afraid for no apparent reason
An increased or irregular heart rate
Difficulties going to sleep or staying asleep
Your forehead or hands to sweat more than normal
Breathlessness or a feeling that you can’t catch your breath
Tingling or butterflies in your stomach
Excessive fidgeting or a nervous habit
Your muscles to spasm or be tense
ANXIETY COUNSELING TECHNIQUES
We understand that you will be bringing your anxiety with you to therapy. Our first priority is to create a safe and comfortable environment where healing relationships can be fostered.
It may take time for you to trust your therapist or to discover the causes of your anxiety. It may be difficult to talk about these causes, but as you learn and grow, you will see the light at the end of the tunnel—the bright light of hope.
In the end, our goal is to help you discover, set and achieve your goals, so that you can live the fulfilling life that you want.