Counseling for anxiety

symptoms / Types / causes / treatment / KVT / Mindfulnesstraining

Author: Melanie Gramer | date: Tuesday, the 16. August 2016 | category: consultation


Anxiety disorders are very common in the German-speaking countries. In my work I come regularly with the different types of anxiety, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, Panikstörung, Phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder in touch. Fears may affect everyday life greatly and are not always clearly distinguished from depressive mood. Depression and anxiety are common in an interaction and mutually reinforcing,


Symptoms of anxiety disorder
Different types of anxiety disorders
Causes of anxiety
Cognitive behavioral therapy / Cognitive behavioral training in anxiety
Mindfulness- and awareness training for anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety disorder

The symptoms of various anxiety disorders are different but can overwhelming anxiety or debilitating fear enclose. Anxiety affects all aspects of people's lives and can adversely affect the self-confidence and the Storyline- impact and ability to make decisions. In my psychological counseling I help people in my practice in Alicante, or Skype sessions, to cope with their fears.

My program 10 Steps out of fear or my Mindfulnessprogramm in anxiety disorders You might like. Both programs may be exercised in person or via Skype.


Different types of anxiety disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anyone who suffers from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAS) can not stop to worry. The existing negative thoughts and ideas angstinduzierenden lead to internal unrest. Often know the people, that their fears are exaggerated with respect to the existing situations. Often these concerns by physical symptoms such as headaches, accompanied nervousness and tremors, and those affected are prone to concentration problems and sleep disorders.

Social anxiety

Within the various anxiety disorders social anxiety is the most common. Sufferers have difficulty in everyday social situations. In many cases, social interaction is experienced as stressful and emotionally negative. Many have to be the feeling of other judges constantly. Sometimes these feelings are so problematic, that social situations are completely shunned. Social anxiety can have an impact on the school experience, have the work or other activities, where it comes together to do something with other people. Sufferers often report, that they will be laughed at or humiliated worry. One of the biggest problems is in most cases, that fear affects the natural social behavior and thereby affects the response of other, whereupon those affected feel confirmed in their fear and retreat further. Nevertheless, the vicious circle can be broken with professional help.

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People with panic disorder suffer from sudden and repeated anxiety attacks, holding for several minutes. These so-called panic attacks usually involve the fear of a loss of control or a disaster, although there are no real signs of danger. Panic attacks can with sweating, chills, accompanied get no air palpitations and / or the feeling.

obsessive-compulsive disorder

One of the most popular types of anxiety disorders is called OCD. Respondents recognize obsessive thoughts and repetitive rituals, they perform in order to reduce their anxiety. There are different forms, typical forms of obsessive compulsive disorder include frequent hand washing, the fixation on a particular person or situation or thought patterns regarding, recurrent thoughts, which can not be released. These circles of thought and behavior constraints can be very time consuming, so that there is little time for everyday activities remains.


Phobias are scientifically one of the most studied anxiety disorders. There are many different types of phobias, some of which are more common than others. Generally phobias can be described as irrational and unrealistic fears about an object / animal or situation, which restrict or adversely affect everyday. Typical phobias are the blood phobia, Insect phobia or fear of flying. Modern science has developed therapies and techniques that help reduce the anxiety caused by phobias or can even be dissolved.

Causes of anxiety disorders

The exact causes of anxiety disorders are still unknown. It can be both a genetic predisposition to anxiety, as well as personal experiences and events may play a role. Interestingly, the experience alone is not decisive. Two people may have lived through the same decisive situation and then deal with it differently, so that only some develop an anxiety disorder after this event, while the others remain symptom free. The ever more extensive investigations provide psychologists insight into the fear and the most effective treatments.

Treatment of anxiety

When it comes to, to treat anxiety disorders, there are many techniques and tools at our disposal. I use a variety of methods including the cognitive behavioral training, Stressbewältigungstraining, Mindfulness- and awareness training and relaxation techniques, to reduce the suffering caused by anxiety. Often sufferers have additional areas of their lives, where they would like to change something. All factors are taken into account in individual counseling and added to the treatment goals in order to achieve an optimal result.

Normally, the treatment begins with an examination of personal experience with anxiety, based on which a personal treatment plan is drawn up, specifying, among other things, whether a short-term behavioral training with inclusion of environmental factors sufficient, or whether a longer-term cognitive behavioral training is recommended. The treatment program is tailored to the individual needs. As you work with the program, you might want to use the sessions, to explore their feelings and to make more awareness, or you decide, that the treatment after the completed cognitive behavioral training is complete. I work with both patients, Search the short-term counseling, as well as with such, want the long-term weekly support. In any case, I offer detailed advice about the various available treatment options and programs to reduce anxiety.

Cognitive behavioral therapy / Cognitive behavioral training

The cognitive behavioral therapy (KVT) is a form of psychotherapy, which has proven effective in the treatment of anxiety as very effective. CBT is usually understood as a form of short-term therapy, which is carried out once a week. The focus is on the behavior and thought patterns and helps clients to analyze the anxiety triggers rational and questioning.

With the help of CBT are negative, anxiety-provoking thoughts, recognized ideas and reviews and nonfunctional, anxiety or fear amplified sustaining behavior replaced by better practices. Show Latest investigations, that CBT is effective in the rapid treatment and future prevention of anxiety disorders. CBT is a habit changing treatment, challenging the negative thoughts.

Mindfulness- and Awareness Training

With the help of Mindfulness- and awareness training can be deepened the knowledge gained with the cognitive behavioral training and implemented on a deep emotional level. Meditation is a practice, which can help you to watch your life and the non-functionality of the self-defeating fears to become aware. In meditation succeeds in a space between anxiety and self to bring, so you gain more control over your thoughts and feelings. Negative feelings and perceptions can be recognized and consciously lived through, whereupon they lose their power gradually. Additionally, it helps the Mindfulness- and awareness training here, to make informed choices and so ultimately the fear to take the reins. Other forms of relaxation and meditation are included depending on the individual case, in the treatment.

Wthan Need help, Contact Me:

If you are interested in the cognitive behavioral training, am Mindfulnesstraining, Meditation, or a general consultation to fears and anxiety disorders do not hesitate to contact me. I was able to help many people break the cycle of fear to break through and stand you with my knowledge and experience gladly available.

The most important, you need to know for anxiety is, that help is available. If someone in your family suffers in distresses, contact me or to another specialist psychologist or psychotherapist.

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