Therapy & Coaching for High Functioning Anxiety
Slowly Inhale. Exhale. And know in this very moment you’re enough.
Those who experience high functioning anxiety might appear well-put-together and calm on the outside and might even be called high achievers, proactive, organized, and hardworking by others.
While in contrast, the internal experience of anxiety feels like an intense fear of failure, perfectionism, self-criticism, exhaustion or fatigue, fear of disappointing others, and a constant fight with stress-induced procrastination and all-nighters.
Anxiety can look and feel different for us all, often beginning with racing thoughts before showing up in the body as chest tightness, heart palpitations, or shortness of breath. Anxiety can feel like a giant wave building, building, about to crash at any time.
We have gotten through our fair share of stormy weather and have come out on the other side, ready to help. This is why we put care into the tools and practices we teach in each session to help you manage the wave of anxiety and get back to feeling like you.
Did You Know:
Breathing can be a good marker for an individual's internal state, so it makes sense that if you are experiencing anxiety, panic, or high levels of stress, your breathing will reflect that. According to research, changes in our breathing can trigger a panic attack, increase anxiety levels, and intensify a panic attack that has already begun.
How does anxiety cause you to hyperventilate?
Anxiety affects your brain and body in more ways than you realize. Not only does it impair your ability to think, but it also impacts your ability to breathe correctly, often causing hyperventilation. Hyperventilation is rapid or deep breathing, usually caused by stress, anxiety, or panic. When you breathe, you inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Excessive breathing may lead to low carbon dioxide levels in your blood, which causes many of the symptoms you feel when hyperventilating. This is why at HVL Therapy & Coaching Center, we focus on alleviating anxiety's mental and physiological issues with therapy, coaching, and metabolic testing.
PNOĒ Can Help Detect Hyperventilation (Video)
Make Every Breath Count.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson