Bustle – 9 Creepy Feelings You’re Experiencing That Might Actually Be Explained By Anxiety
“Anxiety symptoms aren’t always obvious, and anxiety symptoms can ‘whisper’ to us…”
Creepy feeling are uncomfortable, and in many cases can signal underlying anxiety that deserves our attention. I was very pleased to help out with this piece for Bustle noting some ways creepy feelings can be trying to tell you something important.
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“Anxiety symptoms aren’t always obvious, and anxiety symptoms can ‘whisper’ to us, communicating their message through the vocabulary of discomfort,” licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H Clark, PsyD, PLLC, tells Bustle. And some of these “whispers” come in the form of creepy sensations.
Nightmares are some of the creepiest experiences of the human brain. Sometimes it can feel like waking up from your very own personal horror movie. And while often this is just a one-off thing, spooky dreams can also be your brain’s way of processing daily anxieties while you sleep.
“Waking up thinking about something unsettling — or dreaming an uncomfortable dream — can leave you feeling off,” Dr. Clark says. “Dreams are often the subject of conflicts and dynamics we are uncomfortable about but not fully aware of. Our imagination’s ability to spin disconcerting scenarios and events can leave us feeling uncomfortable, but ultimately bring our attention to anxieties and concerns that matter deeply to us.” Finding out common dreams and what they mean might bring you some relief.