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PTSD: Recognize the Signs and Learn How to Overcome I...

What is Trauma? When we undergo something negative, our brains make an adaptive connection to explanatory information to help us turn the experience into something more positive, like a learning experience. This adaptive process is what enables us to“get over” or “work through” our feelings. But when an experience is extremely negative for us, our …Read the rest…

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Parental Anxiety Can be Overwhelming — Take These S...

There is a long list of what causes anxiety for parents: worries about the dangers of abduction or abuse, their child’s school performance and goals, their association, online threats of cyber bullying and pornography, or instilling proper habits and values in their children. Some parents also face anxieties because their children have a behavioral disorder …Read the rest…

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Thanksgiving and Guests with Political Differences: 5...

This year’s election has been more contentious than most. Everyone’s still on edge and feelings are raw on both sides. Lucky you, you get to spend Thanksgiving with all these people. Before you cancel Thanksgiving altogether because you don’t know how to handle these political differences, try these 5 tips instead to keep the peace. …Read the rest…

Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding Techniques Grounding techniques are a set of tools used to assist you to stay in the present moment during episodes of intense anxiety or other overwhelming emotions. Staying in the present moment allows people to feel safe and in-control by focusing on the physical world and how they experience it. Grounding techniques are useful …Read the rest…

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5 Ways Anxiety Counseling Can Help When Life Becomes ...

Millions of people all over the United States are dealing with anxiety. Their lives are dominated by an emotional roller coaster – with scary highs and dangerous lows – as they suffer from phobias, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress In particular, one study suggested that those living in large U.S. Cities – like New York, …Read the rest…

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Anxious Teens: Take These Steps to Help Them Cope

Puberty, peer pressure, pressure to do well on exams and get into a good school…all while balancing extracurriculars. It’s no wonder stress and anxiety are fairly common aspects of life as a teenager. But if you’re a parent of a teen, you might find yourself wondering how much of this anxiety is normal and when …Read the rest…

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Is Your Child Anxious? 5 Things You Can Do to Help

No parent wants to see their child suffer, and anxiety is one of the hardest things a parent can watch their child go through. It makes you as a parent anxious, which in turn reinforces those feelings. While anxiety is the top mental health problem faced by children and teens, fortunately, it is also the …Read the rest…

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How to Deal with Anxiety When You’re Feeling Overwh...

Does it sometimes feel like you’re being overwhelmed by life itself? Feeling overwhelmed is a common thing for those who suffer from anxiety. The feeling can hit at any time, and when it does, it’s hard to get anything productive done. It’s like asking someone to carry a package that is much heavier than they …Read the rest…

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Tips to Stop Worrying and Reduce Anxiety

Do these thoughts sound familiar to you? What if I made a mistake at work? What if my child is sick? What if I they don’t like me? What if I can’t handle the stress? Ambiguity causes anxiety. When you don’t know what’s happening or might happen, you go into “what-if” thinking mode. If it’s …Read the rest…

Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won't Let Go Houston TX

Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won’t Let Go

Do you always find yourself worrying “what if?” Is it hard for you to turn off your brain and relax because you’re always thinking…and over thinking? Anxiety can come in many forms, and this type, generalized anxiety disorder, affects an estimated three to four percent of the population. While generalized anxiety disorder doesn’t usually lead …Read the rest…

You can Fall (and Stay) Asleep when You Have Insomnia – Here’s How Houston TX

Do You Have Insomnia? Learn How to Sleep Better and I...

You toss and you turn, yet nothing. No matter how long you stare at the ceiling, sleep evades you. What can you do when you have trouble sleeping? Insomnia affects about 60 million Americans each year, especially women and those who are over the age of 65. There are three general types of sleep disturbance: …Read the rest…

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that involves tensing specific muscle groups and then relaxing them. It is termed “progressive” because you relax all major muscle groups, starting at the head and working your way down to your feet, relaxing them one at a time. In only 10 to 15 minutes you can achieve total …Read the rest…

Understanding and Healing Chronic Stress

Understanding and Healing Chronic Stress

When we think of stress, we probably think of pressure at work or school, or maybe stress caused by being in a home with an abusive spouse or parent. But there are many different kinds of stress, ranging from physical stressors within our bodies (immune disorders) or our environment (black mold) to stressors that come …Read the rest…


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