While stress can be even beneficial at times, there are intensities of stress and anxiety that are too strong to deal with. At that point, stress actually become what we know as distress or even panic, as we enter “fight or flight” and our brains are no longer capable of assessing the situation or responding to it in a logical way. The best you can do in this situation is to immediately search for a therapist near me to find someone close and convenient to help work through the stress.
We all need a little bit of stress in our lives. In fact, studies have shown that people who are afraid of stress are more likely to live shorter lives than those who are not. This is the kind of stress where we feel mildly irritated by something, but we can turn it around and use that energy to fuel our enthusiasm for getting things done and solving problems.
In a nutshell, stress is manageable. Distress, however, is not. When you feel distress, you end up feeling completely overwhelmed and powerless to the point where you can’t function. This level of extreme anxiety requires you to cease everything and give immediate attention to the thing you feel distressed about.
In many cases, feeling constant distress and panic is a good reason to see a therapist. With methods like EFT tapping, hypnosis and the reevaluation of what your triggers are and what scares you about them can help you gauge and modify your responses over time to take back your life and actually feel relief about the problem.