Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety refers to anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior. Fear is an emotional response to an immediate threat and is more associated with a fight or flight reaction – either staying to fight or leaving to escape danger. Anxiety disorders can cause people to try to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their symptoms. Job performance, schoolwork and personal relationships can be affected. In general, for a person to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the fear or anxiety must: be out of proportion to the situation or age inappropriate or hinder your ability to function normally. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder.
How is the STEPS Program customized for an individual?
First, a comprehensive health analysis is performed using the Health-O-Meter assessment, that takes into account all the factors involved in contributing to health imbalances. Experts from relevant fields perform evaluation regarding personality type, contributing stress factors, core beliefs, coping ability and mechanism, lifestyle, sleep quality, laboratory investigations, body type and body structure. A compilation of these expert opinions generates the Health-O-Meter report that helps decide the selection of appropriate therapies to be employed, set health goals to be achieved and a treatment timeline. Periodic reassessments are done and treatments adjusted accordingly by the expert team to ensure the individual is on the right healing path till a balanced health state is achieved.
What therapies are utilized in the STEPS Program? A customized treatment plan might include a combination of Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Structural Integration Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Nutrition plan, Yoga, and PhiloLife therapy sessions.