Anxiety Need Not be a Life Sentence – 13 GAD General Anxiety Disorder

November 20, 2022by Sheila Kennedy

Anxiety Need Not be a Life Sentence - 13 GAD General Anxiety Disorder

As a Holistic energy practitioner I have had an awareness of the many clients and friends I have seen with ‘anxiety’ in many forms and recently I have been working on a ‘free’ anxiety program’ to allow those with ‘anxiety to take back control of their lives. I will be offering a series of short ‘blog’ posts on the differing identified areas or types of anxieties prior to the release of this program called The 7 Steps to Freedom so that if you or someone you love suffers from this often debilitating condition then you know that help is at hand

Is it Anxiety? My family have always been excessive worriers or concerned with fears, maybe that’s what’s wrong with me?

Anxiety can be either a short term or a long term state of being. It may present as a concern or a worry about a specific circumstance in your life for example, a job interview, a test or an exam, or simply doing something with which you are not familiar.

In the long term anxiety can have a much more profound effect on your body and the symptoms or the frequency of the symptoms that you experience may be much more profound, and in these instances it can literally take over a person’s life due to its frequency or the debilitating effects that it produces.

I am going to talk about the different types of anxieties in this series of short blog posts and share with you some of the symptoms that are associated with the differing forms of anxieties and related ‘phobias’.

Anxiety can be classified as a disorder when the symptoms of anxiety become longstanding or ‘chronic’ and have an effect on our daily lives and our ability to function in our everyday life

Generalised Anxiety Disorder or GAD

Generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD) is generally characterized by excessive and exaggerated anxiety symptoms and worry about everyday life events without an obvious reason for that worry.

It is my belief that Generalised Anxiety Disorder or GAD is a combination of ‘other anxieties’ which exponentially increase the effects or symptoms for example as panic attacks disorders or phobias, obsessive-compulsive tendencies or disorder,  they may have been diagnosed with  depression, or have additional problems with drug or alcohol reliance or misuse as a crutch to blanket or support their symptoms.

People with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder tend to’ always expect disaster’ and can’t stop worrying about situations to do with issues in their lives, for example health, money, family, work, or school.

For many people with GAD, the levels of worry are often unrealistic or out of proportion for the situation. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear, and dread. Eventually, the anxiety may so dominate and control the person’s thinking that it interferes with their daily life, including work, school, social activities, and relationships.

The symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder GAD

Symptoms of GAD can include or affect the way a person thinks, but the levels of this type of anxiety can lead to physical symptoms also such as:

  • Excessive, ongoing worry and tensions
  • An often unrealistic view of problems and issues
  • Feelings of restlessness or of being edgy’
  • Irritability from mild to severe
  • Muscle tension in specific areas e.g. head, neck, shoulders
  • Headaches form mild to severe
  • Sweating and or sweaty palms
  • Difficulty concentrating which may also have an effect on both long and short term memory
  • Nausea which may lead to vomiting
  • The need to go to the bathroom frequently, irritable bladder and urination issues
  • Tiredness or lethargy
  • Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping for extended periods of time
  • Trembling or tremors
  • Being easily startled

These symptoms may range from mild to severe and  be upsetting enough to make the individual feel uncomfortable, out of control and helpless.

*If in doubt that your symptoms are more than ‘anxiety’ please seek the appropriate medical advice.

Anxieties and anxiety disorders fall into a series of separate categories or diagnoses depending on the individual symptoms and the severity of the levels of anxiety the person is experiencing. The broad overview of the types of anxiety disorders I will be discussing in this series on anxieties includes.

1 Anxieties

2 Worrying

3 OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

4 Social Anxieties

5 Anxieties and phobias

6 Fear of flying’

7 Fears of things that walk crawl run or fly e.g. Birds, Moths, Spiders, and Cats.

8 Separation anxiety

9 Performance anxiety

10 Fear of Failure exams

11 Fear of Failure Business

12 Fear of death or dying

13 GAD general anxiety disorder

14 Post Natal Depression

15 Panic attacks

16 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

In support of the ‘Free’ 7 Steps to Freedom program I have started a FB Community called Anxiety Need Not Be A Life Sentence at the link below. If this resonates with you I would invite you to please join us and be a part of this supportive community or to share the information with those to whom it may be of assistance

Peace Love and Light


by Sheila Kennedy

A Spiritual and Metaphysical Practitioner and Teacher With a lifetime connection to the higher spiritual realms Sheila Kennedy has devoted much of her adult life to ‘working with energies’ A connection with the body of consciousness she recognizes as Sounds from Source in 2004 led to the co-creation of the family of Sounds from Source programs. ‘ The sounds facilitate the release of cellular memory and assist in restoring the body to health and harmony. In more recent times they evolved to support the healing of Mother Earth and broader expanses, and especially those related to planetary and universal healing. Well known as a Metaphysician, author and poet Sheila grew up in East Africa and the Australian outback. Sheila’s work, like her background, is an eclectic and innovative blend of indigenous and contemporary healing modalities.

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