“What if… [insert latest possible catastrophe here] ???”
It is normal to worry to some extent. In fact, our brains are hard-wired to anticipate threat and danger in our environment. Anticipating and dealing with potential problems is actually a good thing in moderation and at the right time, and if it leads to effective action. However, worry can become a problem when it gets to the point where it is happening most of our waking hours, is feeling uncontrollable, is unrelenting, and causing a lot of distress and suffering. Excessive worry often brings with it muscle tension, difficulty relaxing, tiredness, and problems with sleep. Our body and mind remain in survival mode much of the time and this takes a heavy toll. At Winkler Psychology, we offer psychological therapy for excessive worry guided by the latest scientific research and best practice.