Like physical pain, which alerts us to take care of an infection, illness or wound, fear is a gift. Fear warns us of danger and spurs us to protect ourselves.
However, when fear turns into continual anxiety (despite the threat being over) , or when anxiety appears without any reason, the joy of living vanishes. Disturbances in every day functioning, concentration, memory, sleep, emotions and social behavior may appear.
Many life situations – illness, loss and grief, economic pressures, problems in our relationships with the people we care about most, continuous stress, etc. – can lead to anxieties.
Why continue to suffer when research-based therapies are available?
You can learn more about one of them, EMDR (a therapy that helps your brain reprocess trauma and alleviate trauma permanently), here.