'Helping people deal with anxiety'
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing today.
People nowadays are more anxious than ever before. They are faced with demanding schedules, high expectations, competing and ongoing pressure from multiple avenues such as work, school, friends, family and often most intensely self-imposed. It is not only adults struggling to manage with this, but also so many young people too.
When we are not shown what to do when these overwhelming feelings hit, we can start to experience emotional distress, anxiety, low self-confidence and a sense of loneliness.
Talya Ressel has spent the past 15 years working with people to assist in managing their anxiety and to develop tools to cope with those experiences. While her clients range in ages, she has a particular interest in working with young people and their families. She is an experienced social worker with her private practice based in Cape Town and is often providing useful resources through her TV and radio appearances and blog posts.
Areas of focus
Understanding and managing anxiety and its impact on daily life
Developing tools for expression and management of those emotions
Exploring what that means for the person, the couple, the parents or the family
Supporting the understanding of the traits of High Sensitivity in people, especially children
Working with parents to enhance their own skills to encourage growth and resilience in the family