Free Yourself From Anxiety

But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window–maybe rearrange all the furniture. — Raymond Carver

Anxiety is a condition of fear, worry and insecurity. Anxiety often involves concerns about one’s finances, image and security in the world. Our society generally teaches that security is not freely given, but rather earned through hard work. Despite hard work and accomplishments, however, many find that anxiety persists, and even intensifies, with age and the assumption of greater responsibilities.

TWI understands anxiety as stemming from habitual patterns of thought and feeling that locate the source of emotional security outside oneself. Deprived of confidence and security in one’s own self, we are prone to experience the world, other people and the future as threatening or even hostile to our well-being. Social anxiety, obsessive worry and chronic stress each involve a disruption in basic confidence in our intrinsic value and security.

Though the particular techniques used vary according to each client’s unique situation, our overarching goal is to guide our clients in the development of their own internal, autonomous sense of support. We understand this development as central to a person’s freedom from anxiety and the enjoyment of ease and peace in life.