Anxiety
Anxiety is a constant or frequent fear of what might happen if things go wrong.

Our Anxiety clinics and programmes

allow you to change – and live a normal life, with optimism and happiness, whatever your circumstances.

Anxiety is an unwelcome feeling of fear or misgiving about things that might happen. A little bit of worry or concern may motivate us to find solutions to life’s inevitable challenges and problems. However, when we become fixated on our worries, fearing that we may not be able to cope with what might happen, we can become overwhelmed by anxiety – a fear of what might happen in the future.

When we are worried

about something, our worry goes away once the situation is resolved – but anxiety is a little different. For some people, anxiety is a thinking style and it’s ‘free-floating’, meaning that once a situation is resolved we tend to find that this feeling of anxiety (and the thoughts that go with it) attaches itself to something else.

When this happens

Because of the way we have evolved, our brain is constantly looking for potential threats. Our brain is an evolutionary ‘don’t get killed’ device; there was never a reason for us to evolve to be happy.

Which is rather sad.

today’s sabre-tooth tiger

We were far more likely to survive and pass on our genes if we were of a jumpy, nervous disposition!

Even though the vast majority of us are incredibly lucky to lead exceptionally safe lives, this evolutionary trait means that being anxious about things that might happen (like losing our job, missing a deadline or a relationship failing) have become today’s sabre-tooth tiger.

Our brain quite often has problems distinguishing between a perceived threat (I’m late for my interview so I’ll never get the job now) and a real threat (there’s a grizzly bear pursuing me down the street!).

So what can we do about overwhelming anxiety?

How can our ELK-Health anxiety programme and our ELK clinics help?

Our ELK programme Armed – with apps and games will help people all over the world reduce their anxiety. It is an engaging way of learning skills to manage anxiety,

ELK clinics

Through our ELK clinics (online or face-to-face) you’ll be able to work with a qualified therapist who can help you learn to change how you react to anxiety – our natural, but often misplaced, threat response.

programmes

ELK clinics and programmes use science-based approaches, supporting you as you change your behaviour and improve your emotional health and well-being.

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Our online programme for anxiety delivered via an app with games. AVAILABLE IN 2021

Anxiety Online Clinic

Alleviating the distress of anxiety so we feel we can cope again. OPEN NOW!

Anxiety Face-to-Face Clinic

Alleviating the distress of anxiety so we feel we can cope again. OPEN NOW!

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NISAD provide research, online and face-to-face clinics, as well as apps, games and programmes for adults and children.

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