Anxiety is one of the most common conditions that we treat at Breathing Works.
Anxiety, panic, low mood, foggy brain, depression and stress are all signs of an imbalanced nervous system and physiology. Often many different and seemingly unrelated symptoms are experienced. This can lead to multiple investigations and testing, specialist appointments and further anxiety - "what is wrong with me?"
What is Disordered Breathing?
Disordered breathing occurs when upper chest breathing, often at a faster rate and through the mouth, becomes the dominant pattern of breathing. Disordered breathing can also include big sighs, yawning, breath holding, feelings of breathlessness, or feeling unable to take a good breath in or out. Over time, disordered breathing can cause a large variety of symptoms including dizziness, anxiety, pins and needles, chest pain or tension, blurred vision, feeling easily overwhelmed, and constantly on edge.
The first step for control and restoration of normal physiology is breathing retraining. Learning to return your breathing to a baseline level of relaxation allows the body and mind to start the process of returning to a normal, balanced state. Once this is mastered then daily practice leads to the ability to grow and flourish, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Learning to let go of tension or unhelpful thoughts and instead to relax is the essence of being present, but sadly due to life in the 21st century this is often severely compromised. The first goal of an appointment at Breathing Works is to experience Baseline Relaxation and Calm with assistance, and then learn to achieve this at home, work, and in other stressful situations.
How does Breathing Works help anxiety?
- Teach you to return to a state of baseline calm and use this to remain calm in stressful situations
- Help your physiology return to a normal balance
- Balance your nervous system to get you out of that 'fight or flight' state
- Strengthen your diaphragm so the symptoms are unlikely to recur in the future
We have treated thousands of clients for anxiety and stress over the last 20 years, and have a very high success rate in improving wellbeing and anxiety. We can help!