In our modern world anxiety has become a way of life, we have learned to live with it.  Because of the pace of life and the daily pressures we face we have accepted anxiety as the norm.

Anxiety operates in a similar way to fear.  Our brain registers the anxious feelings and sends messages to the body to get ready to fight or flight.  The body responds with an adrenalin surge that energises us for action and this can be positive as we become more focused and driven to achieve.  However when the anxiety becomes prolonged and sustained and the adrenalin rush frequent and regular it will cause physical or mental paralysis.   The heart will race, the breathing quicken, blood rushes to the limbs and feelings of panic may ensue where the sufferer feels out of control and helpless.  They will feel fear, apprehension and dread.

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