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  • Writer's pictureK.C. Dreisbach, LMFT

Anxiety and Stress are Physiologically the Same!

Let me share something with you that you might not have known....

Anxiety and stress are, biologically, the same in the body. Though we sense these feelings as different emotions (i.e. anxiety vs. stress), the body experiences them as the same.

For example, with stress and anxiety, you will have all of the same, physiological effects:

-Increased heartrate -Shallow breathing -Difficulty concentrating or focusing -Dizziness or lightheadedness -Headaches -Nausea or stomach aches -Increase of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) in the body

Although you can tell that you are feeling "anxious" versus "stressed" (or visa versa), the body experiences both of these emotions the same way because the body reacts to the emotion of "stress" and the emotion of "anxiety" with the same physiological processes.

This is why techniques that are used to manage stress can also be used to manage anxiety, and skills used for anxiety can help manage stress.

Now, there are 3 simple steps to living a stress-free life, and once you know what they are and how to use them, you can use them over and over again to help keep your stress in check!

Moreover, if you suffer from anxiety, you can use those same, 3 simple steps to reduce your anxiety and eliminate it over time.

AND, if you can believe it, in just 6-weeks, you can learn all the necessary skills to become the master of your stress and conquer your anxiety. It really is possible!

I hope you found that information interesting and learned something new. If you want some help managing your anxiety or stress, then reach out to me. I can help.


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Krystal Dreisbach is a licensed therapist, mindset coach, adjunct professor of counseling, and published author.  Her specialties include depression treatment, anxiety counseling, stress management support, and mindset coaching.  Learn more about Krystal and see how she can help you live a better life.

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