The festive season is a wonderful time of year.
Parties at every turn, families getting together, presents and festivities wherever you look.
There’s no denying that it can be great fun, but you know what else it is?
Christmas is a very common time for anxiety to start to rise, and if you’re already someone who suffers from a specific anxiety condition, diagnosed or not, the fun of the festive season can actually quickly turn from happy to miserable.
Nobody wants to remember Christmas for stress and anxiety, but there’s no denying that even those who don’t really suffer from anxiety at any other time of year certainly feel the strain in the weeks leading up to the event.
If you’re an anxiety sufferer, or you regularly have panic attacks, it’s important to realize that this time of year could be a trigger for you. Understanding that in itself can help you to deal with the time of year, and perhaps put into place coping mechanisms to help you get through it, with minimal stress and upset.
Here at Trifecta Health, we understand anxiety like no-one else. We see and treat countless patients who suffer from many different types of anxiety, and from our experience we know that this so-called happy time of year can actually be one of the biggest reasons for anxiety to spike and rise.
It doesn’t have to be that way however.
We have many different treatment options for both anxiety and depression. It could be that you suffer from both together, or you only experience one. Whatever your circumstances, we can help.
You don’t have to go through the motions during the festive period, doing your best to deep-breathe your way through the stress. You can actually enjoy it, and you simply need to understand that this is a trigger for you and learn methods to deal with it. That is something we can help you with!
From deep breathing exercises to meditation, medical treatments to counseling, anxiety can be conquered. You simply need to find the strength to push it to one side, to tell the anxiety that has taken up camp in your mind that it will not win. It’s hard, sure, but it’s something you can do with the right mind-frame and a little help.
As Christmas is around the corner, don’t sit and wait for the panic to set in. Reach out to us and let us help you through this somewhat difficult time of year. Whether you find the result you need in time for this Christmas or not, every single festive period from this point on will be far better and more manageable than those you’ve experienced in the past. That means you can look forward to buying presents, cooking the turkey, enjoying the family times and attending those parties, without that rising feeling of panic or the dread of leaving the house which debilitates so many anxiety sufferers.
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