Anxiety Treatment Gold Coast With Comprehensive Neurotherapy

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What Everybody Should Know About Anxiety Treatment Gold Coast

Before rushing into any treatment, it is crucial to collect some information first.

The questions we need answered are “What is the root cause of Anxiety?” and “What is the sensible Anxiety treatment Gold Coast?”

What Is Fear For?

When our mind recognises an imminent threat — such as a wild lion, a tsunami or our mother-in-law — the alarm centre in our brain generates a strong sense of fear.

This fear response is designed to direct our brain’s resources to the presence of danger.

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The Brain Alerts The Body First

For a dash to the nearest tree, the brain needs to mobilise the body, which results in
• tense muscles, ready to run and climb
• faster heartbeat to pump more blood
• narrow arteries for higher blood pressure
• increased sweat production for cooling
• raised blood sugar levels and so on.

Fight Or Flight, Then Rest And Digest

Once the threat has passed, the brain needs to calm down body and mind, so that the much needed recovery can begin. Chill time.

If the brain is incapable of shutting down the fear-response completely, we experience the constant unease of Anxiety.

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Anxiety = Threatless Fear

So the symptoms of “a bit alarmed 24-7” are

• BRAIN: Problems with sleep, focus, mood
• MIND: worrying, rumination, self-doubt
• BODY: tense muscles, low energy, high blood pressure, hot flushes, sweaty palms, restlessness, over-breathing, tight chest …

Making Fear and Anxiety Visible

What we experience as anxiety is the unwarranted activation of the “threat detection alarm” in our over-protective brain.

Modern brain scans can show us the anxiety activity in the brain that pesters the body and irritates the mind in the long run.

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Anxiety (Brain) = Stress (Body)

As the fear-response is designed to raise the fight-or-flight alarm, anxiety “stresses” every system in the body, mind and brain.

Over time, this inevitably leads to a countless number of so-called “medical conditions” and so-called “psychiatric diagnoses”.

The Anxiety “Epidemic”

A 2007 survey found that 14.4% of Aussies [aged 16-85y] were affected by an Anxiety Disorder, young women more than old men.

General Anxiety Disorder alone accounts for more years lost to disability (YLD) than Diabetes, Vision Disorders and Stroke.

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Anxiety Treatment: The Body

Logically, there are three potential targets for Anxiety Treatments: Body, Mind or Brain.

The pharma-medical industry likes labelling Anxiety as “mental illness” and selling drugs for every single body symptom: Sleeping pills, painkillers, blood-presure pills etc.

Anxiety Treatment: The Mind

Long-term use of psycho-pharmaca is not reasonable, because of risks, side effects, dependence and withdrawal problems.

Instead, it is recommended to see a mental health-professional for some Counselling to help cope with the symptoms of the mind.

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Anxiety THERAPY: The Brain

Unlike drugs, Neurotherapy targets the root cause of Anxiety Disorders by training the brain to fully shut off the fear-response in the absence of lions, tsunamis and mothers-in-law, thereby taking care of all secondary symptoms. It’s logical and has all the advantages of a reasonable solution.

Advantages of Neurotherapy

• … works effortlessly for everybody
• … is amazingly powerful and effective
• … corrects the root cause of symptoms
• … is a very natural, drug-free solution
• … has no serious risks or side effects
• … is fully evidence-based (highest level)
[ And the sessions are even fun! ]

Neurofeedback-Session

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