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common causes of social anxiety disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder Causes: 5 Reasons Why You Fee...

Having a social anxiety disorder can make something as simple as spending time with people you love to feel crippling and debilitating. It can take over your life and keep you from doing the things you want. There are multiple social anxiety causes and symptoms can vary among people as well. Read on to find…

Calming strategies to help ease anxiousness

Anxiousness Won’t Go Away? 3 Powerfully Calming...

Anxiety is not always straightforward. You may, for a while, even ignore the symptoms or deny that they need your full attention. Persistent anxiety can also tell you unproductive stories. For example, your internal monologue may spin your thoughts and behaviors as logical and necessary. It can’t be dysfunctional if it’s keeping you safe, right?…

what is cognitive behavior therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

In the past century, some incredible advances have been made within the realm of mental health care. This explosion of knowledge has resulted in countless useful discoveries about psychology and the human mind. Subsequently, new healing approaches are constantly being developed. One of the most successful and enduring mental health treatments for almost six decades…

how to stop worrying and reduce anxiety

How to Stop Worrying and Reduce Anxiety

We live in a worrisome time. COVID-19 and all its related concerns — from health to finances to social isolation — has created fertile ground for stress, anxiety and excessive worry. The concerns of life pre-virus have likely not faded away. There are some new trending behaviors, e.g. hand-washing, social distancing, and sheltering-in-place. Daily COVID-related…

use these tips to help with physical symptoms of anxiety

Coping With Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Join us as Suzanne Kamfar, anxiety, mind-body specialist, and former ER physician, discusses the physical symptoms of anxiety and what’s really happening in our bodies whenever we experience anxiety and stress. Watch the interview below or read the summary that follows. What are the physical symptoms…

Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding & Self-Soothing Techniques for Adults Use these skills to self soothe, calm and manage difficult, overwhelming emotions and sensations Learning how to self soothe is as important for adults as it is for babies. Grounding and self soothing is how we calm our bodies when we are overloaded by stress or overwhelming emotions. You…

coping skills for managing stress and anxiety

Coping Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety in U...

In uncertain times, it is normal for anxiety, worry, panic, stress and depression to peak. Uncertainty and loss of control creates anxiety for everyone. The whole world is coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have specific vulnerabilities such as health or financial challenges, stress and anxiety can be even…

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Are You Experiencing Anxiety? – How to Identify Anx...

Although up to 40 million Americans struggle with severe anxiety each year, plenty of symptoms remain undetected. Mainly, anxiety flies under the radar because it can manifest in “acceptable” ways—strong work ethic, deep desire to help others, cleanliness, etc. Thus it can be difficult to identify anxiety symptoms. Moreover, some anxiety is a normal part…

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How Exposure Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Fears...

What do you know about exposure therapy? Being exposed to the very thing you’re most afraid of likely sounds like a nightmare. In fact, you probably take deliberate steps to avoid people, places, objects, or even animals that might remind you of past trauma or trigger severe anxiety. The phrase “exposure therapy” may sound contradictory.…

Understanding Your Anxiety: When Worry & Apprehe...

We all get worried from time to time. Even feeling anxious is normal in certain situations. But, when those apprehensions seem to take over your life and leave you feeling paralyzed, understanding your anxiety may be key. Anxiety often seems like it’s uncontrollable, which can make it feel completely overwhelming. There are many different types…

Take a look at these high functioning anxiety symptoms you may be experiencing

7 High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms You May Notice in...

When we think of anxiety, we often think of panic attacks. In other words, we think about someone who is so overwhelmed by anxiety that they can’t function. However, anxiety comes in many shapes and forms. People can be very high-functioning despite their anxiety. High-functioning anxiety isn’t a clinical diagnosis. People who struggle with it…

Use these strategies to help change limiting beliefs

Stifled by Negativity? Change Limiting Beliefs With 4...

Take a scroll through your news feed and you’ll see no shortage of posts about “positive mental attitude.” This can be a good trend but it rarely delves into the nuances of how our minds work. We don’t have a positive/negative switch that can be flipped at will. In fact, if we want to maintain…


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