The Impact of Anxiety
The World Is Getting Anxious
Almost 19% of all women and 11% of all men will develop an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. According to a WHO report, almost 3.5% of the global population was impacted by anxiety in 2015.
During an anxiety attack, people may experience increased heart rate, heavy breathing, excessive sweating, muscle tension, and a tingling feeling in their extremities.
Feelings of dread, irritability and fear are commonly seen in people dealing with anxiety. If anxiety persists untreated, it could also lead to depression and other illnesses.
People with anxiety disorders overthink and ruminate about the perceived threat. They may have trouble concentrating and may also be preoccupied with thoughts about death.
Anxiety can affect behaviour too - those feeling anxious may be aggressive and agitated. In some cases, they may have trouble staying in one place and may fidget a lot.
Why People Get Anxious
Anxiety can be the result of challenging situations faced by a person - including trauma, stress, and illness. Exposure to difficult events for a long period of time can trigger an anxiety disorder in an individual.
Biological and Personality Factors
Anxiety has a genetic component - a family history of anxiety puts a person at risk of developing it. Certain personality traits like being oversensitive, obsessive, perfectionistic, and prone to guilt or embarrassment are commonly found in people with anxiety.
When people believe that they lack control over situations in general, anxiety may be experienced. Negative thought patterns can also lead one to feel anxious when faced with a difficult situation. Lack of belief in one's ability to cope is linked to anxiety too.
Strategies to Treat Anxiety
Mindfulness helps people distinguish an intrusive thought from a real threat. When practised regularly, it can help people feel calm and at peace.
In this approach, people are taught to gradually face situations that arouse anxiety. If done systematically, it can help people overcome anxiety.
Identifying negative thoughts and training the mind to reframe them into more positive ones can help individuals manage their anxiety levels.
Guided relaxation techniques can help individuals keep a check on physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety. They also help people feel calmer.
How InnerHour Can Help
With the anxiety programme in the InnerHour app, individuals get a personalised and comprehensive solution to tackle their anxiety.
A range of activities have been designed to help people understand their anxiety and learn skills to manage it.
We offer problem solving skills along with relaxation techniques so that individuals can learn to face difficulties without being overwhelmed.
We help users set lifestyle goals that will help them form anxiety-beating habits. The option to track anxiety levels allows users to see progress over time.
We consistently provide new content in the app to educate individuals about anxiety and motivate them to keep progressing on their journey.
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I have always had terrible anxiety and this app really helps me to relax.A Google User
I've had very difficult experiences in life and learned many of these techniques while in therapy. I've truly benefited from the daily reminders and short relaxation exercises. This app has been a great tool for me in managing my anxiety!Elizabeth Klintworth
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