It's more than just a mental state of mind
No matter how strong a person is, we all experience varying strains of anxiety in our lives. It's an uncomfortable sensation that in more serious cases can be extremely debilitating.
It usually manifests when a person has too much going on at the one time. The mind becomes muddled causing worry and unease - emotions that can also become physically evident.
Speaking on Dermot and Dave's Mind Yourself Now, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Fiona Brennan explains this connection and how to recognise it;
what we've to remember is just how this works on a neurobiological level and when we know that we're in such a strong position
Fiona says this is "an evolutionary part of human beings and our bodies may react in a way we don't understand".
Warning signs include:
- Tightness in the chest
- Struggling to breathe
- Muscle tension
- Digestive issues
She continues by explaining how Dr. Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory has revealed a "calmness lever" that people can activate to relieve these pressures. It's all to do with the vagus nerve and our gut feelings.
For more information, you can check out, and contact Fiona on her website www.thepositivehabit.com
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