Anxiety

Anxiety/Worry


Worry/anxiety is a normal reaction to events happening in our lives. Worry at 5 or less on the worry scale, about an exam or job interview can positively help us in making sure we get prepared or take some action beforehand. In some unfamiliar circumstances, worry can help by heightening our arousal and alertness so we are well prepared for any quick action that is needed.

 


Worry/anxiety can become problematic when it interferes with our daily functioning and general coping ability. Fears and worries can become overwhelming and get us stuck needing some help. When we get stuck with worry/anxiety sometimes we can experience panic which may feel like overwhelming fear taking control. These feeling remind us that something needs to change. We may need some help to explore how worry, panic, fear,or anxiety managers to get us to think, communicate or act in ways that may not be helpful.

 


Websites with more information 

www.mentalhealth.org.nz/

www.phobic.org.nz/