IMX Auto Group continues to organize educational seminars with the aim of supporting local community members to cope with their every-day stress situations by providing them with knowledge and expertise. This seminar was arranged to discuss the anxiety and suggest ways to overcome it.
Marriage and Family Therapist Ms. Armineh Gourgian conducted the seminar and explained that anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. Being late from an important meeting, going for a job interview, or giving a speech for a large audience may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous, which is normal. But if our feelings of anxiety are extreme and last more than six months and interfere with our daily life, this is already anxiety disorder. In the case of an anxiety disorder, the feeling of fear may be with us all the time. As mentioned by Ms. Gourgian, anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorder and can affect anyone at any age. Although, according to the statistics by American Psychiatric Association, women are more likely than man to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Participants of the seminar shared their life examples of fears, worries and anxiety. Intense discussion of the large-scale topic of anxiety disorders evolved from fears to traumas, from hidden worries to genetic problems, from social memory to every-day small addictions, from family traditions to globalization and its influence on our daily life.
The key message was not to ignore and hide any type of problem or fear, which should be heard, addressed and solved in the most effective way. Stress-related disorders usually have strong emotional background and are more complicated than we think, thus seeking for more attention and professional candid approach.
The first and main advice of the therapist in case of panic attack or any stressful situation was deep breath, followed by calm and positive self-talk. “Have a self-talk. Yes, talk to your panic; it has a message for you. There is always a deep hidden real reason behind any panic attack. There is something you have to face, admit, forgive, forget, live along, or maybe quit”, - calm voice of the therapist was persuasive and caring.
This seminar also took longer that it was planned. IMX Auto Group dealership gallery artworks and bronze statues witnessed the smiles and positive feedback from all participants. The sparkling lights completed the magic of targeted and meaningful verbal communication which led to a pleasant and inspired environment where everybody was feeling positive and in harmony with their inner self.