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Anxiety is our brain's normal response to danger or perceived danger. It is our brain's way of alerting us to a potential threat to our life. In essence, it keeps us alive and has been for millennia. The reality is that modern life doesn't pose a threat to us as much as it did in prehistoric times, but our brain hasn't evolved to understand this, and so our limbic system alerts to any danger it perceives, imagined or real. Because our brain can't tell the difference between something we imagine and something that is really happening, physical symptoms of anxiety can come about through our thoughts and emotions attached to those thoughts.

When we are faced with real danger, our fight or flight response is activated. This is our brain's way of making sure we respond by sending hormones around our body so we can fight, flee (run) or freeze (play dead). The symptoms of this physiological response are sweating, nausea, shaking, tunnel vision, rapid breathing, dilated pupils, and more. This response is good if there is a real danger, but if it is an imagined danger, our body and brain have no way of releasing this response, and symptoms can increase over time if the subconscious trigger is left untreated.

Over time this can cause anxiety to take over someone's life and negatively impact them. Causing them to avoid situations they used to find easy and enjoyable. Also, stop them from expanding their life by experiencing new and exciting things.

We can work together to find your subconscious trigger and update old and outdated beliefs. With the correct therapy, you can live a life free of constant overwhelming anxiety and panic.

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