What we do
Anxiety treatment at The Bay
Anxiety is a mental health disorder whereby an individual experiences extreme worrisome thoughts and lives in an often relentless state of intense dread, fear and catastrophe. Along with the psychological components, anxiety can affect the entire ‘being’ of a person, interrupting not just thought processes, but sleep, well being and relationships.
Behavioral and physical symptoms, such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, obsessive or compulsive behaviors and avoidance of certain people, places, and things are very common for those suffering with this disorder.
How do I know if I have Anxiety?
- You second guess and overthink your thoughts and actions
- You often feel apprehensive, nervous, and uneasy
- You are fatigued and even feel physically unwell and think that something is wrong with your health
- You are unable to relax and feel calm or settled
- Your mind is either racing, or a complete blank
- You are irritable, tense and ‘on edge’
- You experience a dry mouth, headaches, sweating or shaking
- You worry excessively and imagine negative outcomes
- You have compulsive behaviors that you use in the hope of reducing negative events or feelings of anxiety
Occasional anxiety, while uncomfortable, is a natural and useful part of life – it is your mind’s way of alerting you to potential risks and giving your body the extra energy charge it may require to assess the situation and stay safe. When the alert switch stays on when it is not needed, and when it frequently escalates to a panicked feeling, anxiety becomes problematic.
There are different kinds of anxiety disorders: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety. Anxiety can manifest as a generalised, low-grade tension that is present most of the time, it can involve phobias, can be linked with depression, and it is also a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Sensitive, compassionate and Evidence-Based Anxiety Treatment
At The Bay you can expect sensitive and compassionate, therapeutic, individualised care, offered by experienced professionals. We employ current, evidence-based practice in all of our therapeutic programs. The therapeutic methods shown to be most beneficial in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, behavioural therapies, and humanistic therapies.
Your holistic program will also include integrative modalities such as yoga, tai chi and chi kung meditation, naturopathy, and acupuncture, working with your whole self, in the overall recovery process.
Anxiety Treatment and After-Care Program that grows with you
The Bay clinical team knows that anxiety treatment is a slow process and can involve multiple modalities. Your personalised treatment program grows with you, ensuring that your comfort and wellbeing are of utmost importance. We will help you to find the keys to unlock your anxiety triggers and set you on the path to create a life that can be rich and satisfying.
What our guests say
“The team at The Bay gave me a second chance at life, I was so very sick and although I went to a number of treatment centres I couldn’t find a way through, what the wonderful team at The Bay did for me is nothing short of a miracle, thank you.”
“The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at the bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for many years.”
“Having a psychology background I was very particular about what I was looking for, I didn’t want group therapy because I was at a point where I knew I needed individual therapy, for me it was a very private process, I needed somewhere that was private and peaceful, it has been five months since I […]”
“I have attended other programs and felt overlooked due to the needs of the more complex clients that were in the program. At The Bay I was the focus of the team and gained a far greater understanding of my situation and was able to make the changes required to live the life I desperately […]”
“I have been in treatment before but couldn’t seem to achieve the changes I wanted. The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at The Bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for […]”
“My wife found The Bay after doing a lot of research looking at programs all over the world. Treatment centres here in the US are very different! My life has changed in so many ways and I continue to stay clean and sober, thank you for all you have done.”
Questions about The Bay?
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