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Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won’t Let Go

Sometimes, it’s hard to relax. We have so much on our plates at any one time that your day could look like a collage of activities, tasks, and plans that you feel personally responsible for, which can be an incredible feeling. But what about when the day is over, and it’s time to wind down…

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…

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There’s a Better Way to Argue: Let Relationship The...

You can’t have a relationship without arguments. Occasional disagreement is part of having any contact with another human being. The goal of relationship therapy isn’t to teach you how to avoid all arguments, but to teach you a better way to argue. In relationship therapy, you can learn how to minimize your role in unnecessary…

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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…

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Meditation for Pain Management

  Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain in Recent Research Study   A recent study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centers showed that people with minimal training on mindfulness meditation were able to curb the intensity of physical pain by 40% and pain unpleasantness by 57% simply through meditation for pain management   The participants only completed…