An unpleasant mood disorder and feeling that is triggered by an often unidentifiable stimulus which then results in uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry.
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Natural Anxiety Treatments
Anxiety is a fear-based response that is triggered when we feel confronted with situations in life that appear overwhelming.
When anxiety is not addressed it can begin to take hold of your life and can begin to impact on your family, friends and work relationships.
It is at this point that anxiety can turn into personal distress and can become a problem for you functioning as you once were. Feelings of unhappiness and of life not being fulfilled can be a serious start of an anxiety disorder, one that is frequently underestimated.
Anxiety is the flip side of the beliefs behind depression and the sufferer believes they can create outcomes by surveillance and control.
Anxiety is often a future-oriented mood state in which a person is ready or prepared to attempt to cope with upcoming negative events or tasks. When anxiety becomes excessive, it may fall under the classification of an acute anxiety disorder.
Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Excessive, ongoing worry and tension
- An unrealistic view of a problem
- Feeling ‘edgy’
- Being easily startled
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Nausea, headaches, tiredness and panic attacks
Timely help can make a huge difference and our natural anti-anxiety holistic programs are designed for just that.
How can a program from The Fountainhead Retreat help my anxiety?
Clients suffering from anxiety make up the second largest group attending our programs.
Our solution to reducing and managing your anxiety has three major components:
The program uses only qualified and experienced Psychotherapists who apply evidence based tools and techniques to work on the mind to change unwanted behaviours; REBT, CBT, ACT, Mind Mapping etc. A period of psychotherapy is continued after the residential program.
Facilitated communication groups and workshops that help a Client prepare for the future. Some of the topics covered are; emotions, self-acceptance, self-worth, social connection, acceptance of others and assertiveness. Facilitated on-line webinars (every 2-3 weeks) are continued after the residential program for 6 months, to help reinforce residential learning.
A variety of holistic stress reduction and positive mood therapies; mindfulness, yoga, personal training, massage, art therapy, cooking classes, team building and social integration.
How Our Therapists Provide Natural Treatments for Anxiety
Help with anxiety is our specialty. Our qualified and experienced Therapists are experts in helping you pinpoint the beliefs that trigger your anxiety.
This anxiety-reducing process begins by learning techniques for observing emotions resulting after anxiety is activated. We teach that trying to stop a painful emotion, at best, only achieves a temporary fix. You might get through the moment or even the hour.
However, when you are in a similar situation again, the same beliefs will be activated again and the same emotional responses will occur. The evidence based educational techniques teach you simple ways to halt, alter and even reverse this pattern.
It is important to note, changing the belief that causes anxiety driven emotions such as anger or blame, does not mean you will never experience these again. What it will change however is the time you spend in that painful emotion. Your emotions are teaching you that there is more to learn. Our unique approach teaches you what to do with this new found knowledge in ways that can make your anxiety disappear.
How to treat Anxiety – Mindfulness Training for helping with anxiety
This technique has existed and been treating anxiety for millennia but has only been explained scientifically in the last twenty years.
“Mindfulness produces positive effects on psychological well-being that extend beyond the time the individual is practicing it. Over the last three decades, mindfulness practices have been increasingly incorporated into programs, to take advantage of these benefits. A large body of research has established the effectiveness of these mindfulness-based interventions in reducing symptoms of a number of disorders, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and chronic pain, as well as improving well-being and quality of life. Mindfulness involves the development of awareness of present-moment experience with a compassionate, non-judgmental stance. It has been suggested that this process is associated with a perceptual shift, in which one’s thoughts and feelings are recognised as events occurring in the broader field of awareness”
– Harvard Medical school Boston MA 2010.
How a program at The Fountainhead Retreat can change your life with holistic & organic rehabilitation programs
Help with anxiety is our specialty and we can teach you how to beat your anxiety.
When it comes to how you interpret your life and your anxiety, you only ever confirm or change what you know by gathering new information from life experiences and events. It is how you interpret that information and what you learn (or do not learn in most cases) that exacerbates, aggravates and elevates your anxiety.
During your program, we guide you through a unique learning from the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of information and beliefs you have gathered throughout your lifetime and the current information inflaming your anxiety. In a sense, you become a student, an inquisitive learner reflecting and researching yourself, objectively and accurately. Ultimately, you take control of your anxiety by taking control of your personal development.
Within our peaceful and relaxing surroundings, we work with you day by day, teaching you how to initiate a new way of thinking. This approach is accompanied by nutritious organic meals cooked by our passionate chefs and body work facilitated by our professional personal trainers and qualified therapists.
Our Natural Anxiety Reducing Programs
We are the most established holistic Retreat in Australia and our intense programs are led by dedicated, highly trained staff and qualified therapists to ensure your program is giving you maximum chance of success.
To discuss your program options with an Admission Consultant please call:
1300 573 095 or contact us