“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James
Signs of anxiety
- Consuming worry about finances, health, family, school performance or any other dynamic of life.
- Feelings of fear, panic, and uneasiness
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to sleep
- Struggling with particular phobias
- You find it difficult to complete tasks or resort to procrastination
Common ways to treat
Serenity Now focuses on mindfulness meditation – a Buddhist tradition that motivates the mind on the present, raise awareness of your own thoughts and behaviours, and assessing them in a non-judgmental way. Mindful meditation seeks to focus your mind, rather than trying to empty your mind.
Our team also uses cognitive therapies, which focuses on identifying dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and beliefs.
Since many mental health problems originate from distorted thought processes, its possible to change behaviours by changing how we view particular thoughts in order to improve behaviours.
Great resource links
What’s Your Stress Index?
Find your stress level right now by completing this online questionnaire provided by The Canadian Mental Health Association. The CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada
Here you can find more information of the potential causes and symptoms of anxiety, as well as common treatments.