The twentieth century has often been referred to as the “age of anxiety”. Research conducted over the past thirty years shows that anxiety is widespread inour modern society and that it is continuing to increase at an alarming rate. According to Beyond Blue, it is now the most common mental health issue in Australia with an average of one in four people experiencing the sometimes crippling effects of anxiety at some stage in their lives.
Anxiety is a general term that describes a range of experiences from feeling nervous and worried to debilitating panic attacks or anxious feelings that don’t seem to go away. Outwardly the symptoms of anxiety may not be all that obvious but people experiencing anxiety often experience physiological symptoms such as a racing heart, tightening of the chest muscles, rapid breathing or excessive sweating and perhaps shaking. These physical characteristics of anxiety often lead to behaviours aimed at avoiding situations that might potentially trigger the anxiety. This can then have a huge impact on work and social life and further exacerbate the problem.
Other common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Excessive fear or worry
- Feeling tense, wound up or edgy
- Panic attacks
- Catastrophising or obsessive thinking
- Insomnia and other sleeping difficulties
- Digestive problems
- Physical aches and pains
What Causes Anxiety?
At Solothurn Wellness Retreat, we believe that one of the major causes of anxiety is our minds habitually thinking in a particular way. From our experiences throughout life we may have been taught to think and believe in frequently unhelpful, inaccurate and limited ways that contribute to stress and can lead us into the state of anxiety. For example, if you frequently think that you must have everything under control in order to feel ok, then you may find yourself experiencing anxiety any time you find that things are not going to plan.
Overcoming Anxiety at Solothurn Wellness Retreat
How Our Team Can Assist You to Find Freedom From Anxiety
Learning how to free yourself from anxiety is a matter of creating new thinking and belief patterns that more accurately reflect reality and simply work better for you. The life changing education you will receive at Solothurn will help you overcome your anxiety and leave you free to live your life the way you want to. Our caring team of therapists will work with you to create empowering, useful and accurate ways of thinking in order to re-train your brain to stop creating anxiety and negative thinking. When these new empowering beliefs become the predominant thinking (something that can happen in as little as a few weeks), a very different set of responses will be triggered and you will notice yourself experiencing life very differently.
Our highly qualified team of therapists (including clinical psychologists, counsellors and family therapists) use a range of evidence based techniques to help you deal effectively with your anxiety. These include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness training
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Creative expression through journaling
- Animal assisted therapy
- Transpersonal Art Therapy
- Ongoing post-program (aftercare) support
Finding Solutions that Really Work for Anxiety
A Program That Gives You the Tools to Free Yourself From Anxiety
If you or a loved one is suffering from anxiety, there is a good chance you have already tried a number of different treatment options but still haven’t found a long-term solution for dealing effectively with anxiety. At Solothurn Wellness Retreat, we offer a totally unique program of education that empowers you with everything you need to stop anxiety getting the better of you, leaving you free to live the way you want.today to talk about a program to suit your needs.