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Anxiety can be a debilitating condition for many sufferers and can have a major impact on their lives. Anxiety disorders are common and are thought to affect up to 1 in 3 persons in Perth at some stage in their life.

Our Energetics Institute therapy can help you to heal your anxiety with the application of our considerable experience and utilising various body mind treatment options.


Psychotherapy defines Anxiety as a BodyMind condition where the person has a generalised or specific fear of the present or future, based on irrational recurrent distorted thoughts and/or beliefs that then suggest negative outcomes for oneself or others.

Anxiety is on the rise in no small part thanks to the pressure of modern technological life that many now report as making them feel overwhelmed in their own personal reality, their homes, their work, and within their relationships and families.

Anxiety disorders are sometimes clinically divided into these main types, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Anxiety manifests in both the body and the mind with symptoms which may include:

  • Reactive and emotional
  • Racing thoughts and distorted mental processes
  • Foggy thoughts and inability to concentrate
  • Social anxiety in public places or amongst groups of people
  • Mood swings including fear or anger outbursts
  • Feeling tired, negative or despairing
  • Trigger for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive ritualistic behaviour
  • Tense muscles, hyper-vigilance and fidgeting
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Neck and head tension
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweaty or clammy hands
  • Panic attacks
  • Nausea
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Facial twitching and nervous tics
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Dizziness
  • Feelings extremes of heat and cold
  • Increased bodily levels of Cortisol and Adrenalin


BodyMind Psychotherapy recognises and heals Anxiety as a body mind issue that needs to be treated with both a cognitive (mind) and a somatic (body) approach. Clients who present with Anxiety tend to worry about the future, ruminating about real and imaginary fears. Psychotherapy Treatment also recognises, and is in some cases related to an underlying PTSD or trauma issue.

We address the “mind” component with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to correct the mental distortions of Anxiety sufferers. CBT assists in providing tips and tools for people with Anxiety to stop the racing thoughts and distorted thinking when it arises.

Since we work with the bodymind, we have particular success in treating someone with Anxiety, as we understand that there tends to be an over-distribution of energy in the head region contributing to worry and stress, and energy stagnation in the legs and feet.

With our Body Psychotherapy Anxiety Treatment, we help to move excess energy in the head down the body providing the client with a sense of being more present and primarily free from distracting thoughts and anxieties.  This helps the client feel more peaceful and contained, thereby alleviating and healing Anxiety.

Our Anxiety treatment in Perth goes deeper than normal counselling and psychology modalities.  Clients often need to be taught body centric grounding techniques, abdominal breathing, and mindfulness to bring attention fully into the present moment.

The emotional life of the person is a key part of our Anxiety Treatment. We find that the lack of emotional expression or emotional regulation is often connected to Anxiety. Emotions are designed to be felt and appropriately expressed in a healthy way.

Be sure to check out Energetics Institute’s Natural Remedies for Anxiety information page.

Check out our more in-depth Anxiety article which explores this topic from a BodyMind Psychotherapy perspective.


Want to discuss how the Energetics Institute can help you with your counselling and psychotherapy needs. Please get in touch with us today to discuss treatment options so we can assist you further.