Anxiety – What Is It?

Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Anxiety is a natural biological response we all possess which is designed to be triggered in situations of danger and prepare us for fight or flight when we are feeling threatened or afraid.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions and there are a number of different types including:

What causes Anxiety?

So, what causes anxiety? Often it is not one single situation or trigger, but is more likely a combination of factors including:

Symptoms of Anxiety?

While the symptoms of normal anxiety often include sweaty palms, accelerated breathing and increased heart rate, the symptoms of an anxiety can be much more pronounced and severe.

The physical symptoms can include profuse sweating, trembling, a pounding heart, shortness of breath, lightheadedness and nausea. Sufferers can also feel restless and highly keyed up and despite being easily tired, can have difficulty sleeping and often experience restless, unsatisfying sleep.

As well as extreme anxiety, emotional symptoms can include difficulty in concentrating, an inability to carry out everyday tasks, an avoidance of stressful situations and a tendency to make lists and to over-plan everything.

A life-changing transformation

Nobody knows what it’s like to be you (and that’s totally ok).

When faced with debilitating anxiety, it can be hard to enjoy a “normal”, fulfilling life. It can even be a struggle to undertake everyday tasks that most people seem to handle with ease.

There’s nothing wrong, you simply need a way to get back to basics and rebuild healthy foundations of confidence and fulfilment. As well as learning how to develop a range of beneficial observational tools and coping mechanisms.

At Palladium Private you can step out of your normal life and focus completely on yourself and your wellbeing. With comfortable surroundings and friendly professional staff, we take a holistic approach to your mental health needs – giving you the tools and the support to make a complete life transformation

Talk about anything and everything with
your own personal psychotherapist

Helping with anxiety is our specialty at Palladium Private. Our qualified psychotherapists can help you pinpoint the beliefs that trigger your anxiety in a process that begins by learning techniques for observing emotions that result when anxiety is activated.

We firmly believe in the evidence-based mind-body connection, so while we work on your body with massage therapy, personal training and healthful meals, we work concurrently on your mindset and emotional regulation to achieve a sustainable, holistic approach to healthy mental wellbeing.

Our team of wonderful and diversely qualified psychotherapists will help you address the events and experiences that occurred in your life leading to this point in time.

Through our structured program of one-on-one psychotherapy sessions using a range of specifically tailored, evidence-based therapeutic modalities, you will receive the clarity you’re after and the tools to move forward and beyond.

Treatment for Anxiety

There are several methods employed by health professionals to treat anxiety including:

Like CBT, it helps clients to identify the negative thoughts and attitudes that lead to depression, but unlike CBT, it doesn’t teach them to change those thoughts, but rather teaches them to focus on other thoughts that are more pleasant and rewarding.
Antidepressants can help to reduce anxiety, but they are not as effective on their own as when used in combination with psychological treatments and their positive effects only last as long as they continue to be taken.
Therapeutic treatments can include confronting the feared situation to develop coping skills, using relaxation methods like progressive muscle relaxation, encouraging exercise which releases anxiety counteracting chemicals, teaching structured problem solving to deal with the stressors contributing to worry, and mindfulness skills to focus on the present rather than negative thoughts.

Help with anxiety at Palladium Private health treatment

Helping with anxiety is our specialty at Palladium Private. Our highly qualified therapists specialise in a vast range of therapeutic modalities and can help you pinpoint the beliefs and experiences that trigger your anxiety teaching you  techniques for observing emotions that result when anxiety is activated.

We teach that trying to stop a painful emotion only achieves a temporary fix at best. You might get through the moment, but when you are in a similar situation again, the same beliefs will be activated and the same emotional responses will occur. So at Palladium Private, we teach you unique ways to halt, alter and even reverse this pattern.

By using these new tools and techniques, you will learn to adopt new behaviours, apply new skills and engage in new ways of thinking. Our programs offer change that is lasting because our unique and comprehensive range of therapies go deep to the underlying root cause.

We can help you overcome a variety of challenges

Our personally tailored, holistic and integrative programs are designed to empower you to deal with
issues in your life including:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Panic Attacks


Stress Disorder (PTSD & C-PTSD)

Achieve the change that you’d
like to see

Whatever you’d like to achieve whilst at Palladium Private, we can help you do it. We will give you the tools to get through the day, without the need to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms.

But if you can commit to the following, you will significantly improve the long term success of your program:


Everything is done for you

(so you can focus on you)


With a maximum of 18 guests at any one time, we offer a range of comfortable private or shared accommodation options to suit your budget

Chef-prepared Meals

Healthy, delicious and nutritious meals are a core pillar of our BioPsychoSocial program. Clean food intake helps your body regulate your emotional state

Communication & Personal Development Workshops

In our psychotherapist-led communication and topic groups, you’ll learn how to feel comfortable within yourself again, whilst improving your relationships

Teachings & Practice

Our program includes a variety of mindfulness practices such as holistic stress reduction and mood therapies. These therapies are a combination of one-on-one and group activities

Yoga Therapy

Get your body and mind feeling wonderfully aligned and energised with our certified yoga instructor's one-on-one tuition

Personal Training

We have personal trainers who work with you to help rebuild yourself physically and mentally, giving you the confidence to take on each day with vigour

Art Therapy

Release tension and anxieties whilst learning to express your emotions and experiences through art with the assistance of qualified art therapists

Massage Therapy

Professional massage therapists will take away the stress and anxiety from your body while you are working on your mind - leaving you feeling wonderful

You’ll be safe and supported with us

With just 18 guest spots available in our program, a careful screening process and individual support on hand when you need it, we will make you feel as comfortable as possible. We have designed our program and retreat in the ultimate way for you to completely ‘reset’, whilst empowering you to take on your life again with new-found confidence and tools to forge the better life you deserve.

It’s all about helping you to become self-contented, with the shackles from your past no longer affecting your present and your future.

Here’s what some of our guests have said
about their time with us:

Get in touch with us now for a no-obligation,
confidential discussion

We welcome you to contact our Admissions Team to discuss your specific needs and begin the journey towards full recovery. To get in touch, simply call the number below, or enter your details on this form and we’ll contact you back very soon.