Select your language


Are anxious thoughts running circles in your mind? Do you find yourself constantly on edge, worrying about what might happen next? It's okay to feel overwhelmed, but it's also important to remember that you don't have to face it all alone.

If anxiety is making life feel like an uphill battle, it's time to reach out and take that first step towards support. Whether you're navigating the maze of social anxiety, feeling trapped in the grip of panic attacks, or just need someone to talk to about your worries, we're here for you.

How might anxiety manifest in your life?:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): This is when worries and anxieties seem to pile up without a clear reason. It's like having a mind that won't switch off, leaving you feeling restless and on edge.

Phobias: These are those fears that seem a bit irrational but feel very real to the person experiencing them. From spiders to flying, phobias can really get under your skin.

Panic Disorder: Ever had a sudden rush of fear or discomfort that feels like it's come out of nowhere? That's a panic attack. When these become a regular thing, it's known as panic disorder.

Adjustment Disorder: Life throws us curveballs sometimes, and adjustment disorder is what happens when those curveballs leave us feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope.

Climate Anxiety: With all the talk about climate change, it's no wonder some people are feeling anxious about what the future holds for our planet.

Social Anxiety Disorder: Parties, meetings, even just chatting with friends—social anxiety can make everyday interactions feel like climbing Mount Everest.

Agoraphobia: This is more than just a fear of open spaces. It's a fear of being in situations where help might not be readily available, which can lead to avoiding crowded places or even leaving the house altogether.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Those nagging thoughts that just won't go away, coupled with rituals or routines that feel impossible to break— that's the world of OCD.

Performance Anxiety: Whether it's giving a presentation or stepping onto a stage, performance anxiety can make even the most routine tasks feel like a high-pressure performance.

Catastrophising: You know those moments when your mind starts racing with worst-case scenarios? That's catastrophising at work. Catastrophising involves irrational thoughts or beliefs that something terrible is going to happen, often accompanied by excessive worry and imagining worst-case scenarios.

Embracing Anxiety: Understanding It as a Natural Survival Mechanism

Have you ever stopped to think about anxiety as more than just a nuisance or a burden? What if I told you that anxiety is actually a fundamental part of our biological toolkit for survival?

It might sound surprising, but it's true. Think about it like this: back in our caveman days, when our ancestors were roaming the wild plains, anxiety played a crucial role in keeping them safe from harm. That fluttery feeling in your stomach when faced with danger? That's your body's way of saying, "Hey, pay attention! Something important is happening here."

Fast forward to today, and while the threats might have changed (no more saber-toothed tigers lurking around the corner), our bodies' response to stress and danger remains the same. Anxiety is our built-in alarm system, kicking into gear when we perceive a threat, whether it's real or imagined.

So, the next time you find yourself caught in the grip of anxiety, try reframing it as your body's way of looking out for you. It's a reminder that you're wired for survival, equipped with a finely tuned system that's been honed over millennia.

Of course, that doesn't mean anxiety is always pleasant or easy to deal with. Far from it. But by understanding it as a natural part of being human, we can start to shift our perspective and find ways to work with it, rather than against it.

So take a deep breath, acknowledge that fluttery feeling for what it is—a sign that your body is doing its job—and remember that you're stronger and more resilient than you might think.

Here's to embracing our inner caveman or cavewoman and navigating life's challenges with courage and compassion.

When to Reach Out for Help:

If anxiety is making it hard to function or enjoy life, it's time to reach out for a helping hand. Whether it's a chat with a therapist or a visit to your GP, taking that first step towards support is a big deal.

Treatment and Coping Strategies:

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to managing anxiety, but there are plenty of tools in the toolkit. Therapy, relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and sometimes medication can all play a part in helping you reclaim your peace of mind.

Resources for Support:

Mind UK
Anxiety UK
OCD Action
Local support groups or community mental health services


Anxiety can be a tough cookie to crack, but with the right support and understanding, it doesn't have to call the shots.

Let's start a conversation. Together, we can explore strategies to help manage anxiety, find coping mechanisms that work for you, and build a support network to lean on during those tougher days.

Let's take those first steps towards a brighter, calmer tomorrow.

So take a deep breath, reach out for help if you need it, and remember— you've got this.

We're here for you.


EMDR Europe Harmonia Psychology

Harmonia Psychology Solutions Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales, Company Number 08907741

Registered address: 31 Crescent Drive North, Brighton, England, BN2 6SP  

Privacy Statement | Cookie Policy