The Expat Experience & Anxiety

“You just need to get over it.”

Hey there! Have you ever received advice like “just don’t think about it so much” when you’re feeling anxious? We all know it’s not that easy. It’s tough when you know there’s nothing to worry about, but your mind won’t stop racing. Living in a foreign country can be hard, and it might make things worse. But you’re not alone. That voice in your head telling you to be on guard is just your anxiety. It’s tough to break the cycle of worry, but you’ve got this! Take a deep breath and know that you’re stronger than your anxiety. Let’s work through it together so that you can enjoy your time in this new place.

This constant stress of wondering when the “bad thing” is going to happen causes a tight knot in your stomach. Your mind races when you’re anxious, trying to sort through all of the information coming at you trying to find the “bad thing.” Then, because you are overwhelmed with all of your thoughts, the smallest incident can set you off. Or, you might be having the totally opposite experience; anxiety might be causing you to feel totally detached. As if you are not even in your body. Anxiety is as unique as the person experiencing it.

It’s normal to feel some apprehension & Uneasiness

There are some life situations where anxiety is a very normal response. For example, it’s reasonable to be anxious if you are asked to stand in front of a large group of people and tell your life story. Or, it’s normal to be worried when you’re in a dangerous place. Usually, the anxious feelings come and then pass when the threat passes. The problem happens when the worrisome feelings linger and are not proportional to the threat.

Common Anxiety Symptoms:

I’ve Tried Everything. There’s No Way You Can Get Rid Of My Anxiety. It’s Just The Way I Am.

  • Uncontrolled fear, nervousness, or worry

  • Panic attacks

  • Feeling tense or on-edge

  • A relentless sense of doom or danger when a threat is not present

  • Increased heart rate

  • Hyperventilation: breathing rapidly

  • Physical symptoms: sweating, trembling, gastrointestinal problems, etc.

  • Changes in sleep: sleeping too much or too little

  • Changes in eating: overeating or not eating at all

  • Feeling exhausted, weak, or tired

  • Trouble concentrating or completing tasks

It is common for some individuals to exhibit a higher level of anxiety due to both genetic predispositions and environmental factors. At Apricity Expat Therapy, we understand the significance of anxiety and its role in our lives. Our team is committed to working with you to manage your anxieties more effectively. Our licensed online therapy sessions, with expert therapists, will equip you with the necessary skills to identify the difference between a reasonable anxiety response and an unreasonable one. During these sessions, we employ evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to help you alleviate the effects of anxiety. Trust us to provide you with personalized therapy based on your specific needs.

You Can Treat Anxiety Effectively with Online Therapy.

Are you outside your home country struggling with anxiety that’s holding you back from living the life you deserve? Take the first step towards a happier you by scheduling a 15-minute consultation with one of our licensed therapists. Our online therapy for anxiety program could be just what you need to overcome your worries and start living your best life. Don’t let anxiety control your future – take action and discover the freedom that comes with overcoming your fears. We’re here to support you every step of the way, so why not schedule your consultation today and let’s start working towards a better tomorrow?