- Dr Michael D Yapko
Anxiety is often triggered by a fear generated thought which is overestimating imagined risks we may be facing, or alternatively underestimating our own resources and/or ability to successfully manage those imagined risks. Left unchallenged over a period of time, these often random thoughts can grow into unmanageable proportions whereby debilitating panic sensations can emerge.
In our practice we assist our clients with identifying their fears in a way that they are able to challenge them against the evidence of their present reality. We also provide skills training to develop self-support strategies that will allow trust to grow in their own capabilities to manage their experience of anxiety within normal limits. This increased self-efficacy is in contrast to becoming overwhelmed and fearful.