Mental Health Anxiety Support
Mental Health Anxiety Support. Courtney Marchesani, M.S. is a Mind-Body Medicine practitioner and highly trained mental health coach. She also specializes in work-life balance, reducing the impact of stress, and deep self-care practices.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense, or afraid. Particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future.
Anxiety is a natural human response when we feel that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Most people feel anxious at times. It’s particularly common to experience some anxiety while coping with stressful events or changes, especially if they could have a big impact on your life.
Mental Health Counseling
Mental health coaches help identify patterns of stress in daily life, work, or at home. Another advantage of using a highly trained mental health coach is the combination of accessibly and affordability. There are subtle differences between mental health coaching and mental health counseling.
Counseling addresses traumatic experiences, persistent longer-term behavioral issues, and deal with the past. Mental health coaching focuses on the present and future. Additionally, mental health coaches help identify current or present stressors and also their impact of feeling healthy and balanced.
While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is intense worrying that you can’t control, to panic disorder — sudden episodes of fear, along with heart palpitations, trembling, shaking, or sweating.
For those with an anxiety disorder, it’s important to look into strategies that can help manage or reduce anxiety in the long term, like talk therapy or medication. But everyone can benefit from other ways to reduce stress and anxiety with lifestyle changes such as eating a well-balanced diet, limiting alcohol and caffeine, and taking time for yourself.
Self Help Coping Strategies
- Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.
- Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
- Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.
- Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health.
- Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.
- Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.
Health can be measured in many ways and is often broken down. All into a variety of numbers and diagnoses that don’t often provide the best picture of what a truly healthy body and mind looks like. Inspired Potentials health and wellness coaching style focuses on holistic medicine and finding balance while living with sensitivity.
Since sensitivity is closely interconnected within the nervous systems and brain functioning, it is not something to “get rid of”. Courtney’s empathic style emphasizes non-judgement and acceptance. Learning how sensitivity’s silent effects can impact mental, emotional, spiritual health and wellness. Reach out today for the help you may need.