Separation Anxiety is most commonly recognised as a juvenile disorder in which children experience signs of anxiety when separated from their primary caregiver. In more recent times however, adults have become increasingly diagnosed with adult separation anxiety.
Adult separation anxiety is much the same as the disorder as that faced by children; however, the primary caregiver can be any major attachment figure in the adult life. Most often these attachment figures include spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, siblings and or friends.
Adults who face this may experience extreme anxiety when they are away from their attachment figure may constantly want to be in touch with their loved ones, and may even face full blown panic attacks when they are not able to get in touch or rejoin with their attachments figures. They constantly avoid being alone or leaving their attachment figures alone. They may have irrational fears and thoughts that something bad may happen to their loved ones if they are not around them.
Research has shown that adults who seem to have an anxious or an avoidant attachment style may be more prone to experiencing Adult Separation Anxiety that those who have secure attachment styles.
How can Counselling Help Adults who face and grapple with Separation Anxiety?
In Counselling, Individuals are helped to recognise that their Emotional Barometer is overly sensitive, and that may often create a significant amount of distress within him/her as well as others. With the help of Counselling And Therapy, Experts help clients to identify the Irrational Thought that creates the Anxiety. With a number of Behavioural and Emotional Exercises, they help the client to overcome, challenge and change the Irrational Thinking and Belief Systems. The overall process, of Counselling also helps the client to be more aware of his/her emotions and thinking patterns. The client slowly with the help of exposure therapy, is exposed to such anxiety creating situations, and then helped. This enables him to deal with the anxiety that is created in that controlled situation. Slowly but surely, the client’s threshold for breaking and coping with the Anxiety increases.
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