Virtual Therapy by Ella James


Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s rare to suffer from an anxiety disorder on its own accord. 

However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). 

These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood. 

Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment. All of these disorders require validation by a medical professional. 

Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help. 

Weight Control

Weight loss therapy is not about diets. No therapy can control what you eat. Following a diet plan can only help for so long. There are many issues around putting on weight which is really the anchor to gaining weight. 

Metabolic diseases, medical treatment or hormone imbalances can vary your weight or make it difficult to lose. A healthy diet can help regulate diseases such as Type 2 diabetes or Hypothyroidism. It can also help with pain relief by lowering inflammation.  

Extreme yo yo or low calorie diets long term can switch off the bodies hormones that regulate appetite increasing hunger in the long term.  

Ever wondered how some people eat fatty foods but stay slim, we are all different and its really down to genetics and your environment. If you eat pizzas all week then you’ll put on weight. If you have a sedentary job its like you’ll put on weight if you don’t adapt to your new environment. So you can’t compare yourself to others.  

Most adults know what is healthy for them. So therapy focuses on your reasons for being unhappy and then its simply put “Whats in your environment now v what environment do you need” to accomplish your goals to lose weight.  

Therapy can help by removing those restrictive thoughts about what you can’t do and encourages all those thoughts about the things you can do. Therefore controlling your own environment and removing the fixation on ‘diets’ for good leading to a natural normal way to lose weight gradually.