Anxiety: How do you Talk to Your Children About Their Worries?

Does your school aged child worry about her/his test in school the next day? Is your daughter worried that she may forget her steps for the ballet performance next week she is due to perform in? Some parents have told me that when their youngster is afraid of lions in their room, they take the […]

Fear: One Way to Challenge Yourself

After speaking to a client who was suffering with anxiety, I reflected on how debilitating anxiety can be. How much control over life do we really have anyway? We may need to have an element of control in order to function in our daily lives. Is it just an illusion though? My client, whom I […]

Can Making Assumptions Trigger Anxiety?

I often work with clients who experience anxiety. I notice that there is a link to anxiety, and the fact that we make comparisons to others.  When we rate ourselves against others, we seem to come off worse. Examples of this can be, “He earns more than me, She wears nicer clothes than me, He […]

Anxiety Shows through Anger, not only Fear

Your chances of consistently managing anger, anxiety, resentment, and stress, without becoming a better person, are practically zero, states the Anger, Anxiety, Resentment, Stress, and Basic Humanity page. You might have heard some clergyman or clergywoman say the same thing, and been bored to hear it AGAIN. But the truth is, dull as it might […]

Panicking About Your Panic Attacks: 3 Tips for Relieving Your Anxiety

Don’t crack your gum because the sound annoys everyone around you. But some mental health professionals recommend chewing it to lower your sense of distress. The chewing action releases some stress, the rhythm is calming, and the flavor might soothe you, too. Keep chewing quietly as your read how The Anxiety and Depression Association of […]

Anxiety & Panic Attacks: Just Keep Breathing

  Mental health professionals, including those who subscribe to alternative healing methods agree: Focused breathing is a calming act. It can help you to end anxiety or panic attacks or prevent them altogether. There are several ways to breathe yourself calm. Some techniques are featured at Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation – WebMD. You […]

Coping with Anxiety

The Ultimate Coping Methods When Dealing with Anxiety

The “Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients” news swept the world this past July. What’s worse is that chronic anxiety is part of the problem. Males, females, adults and children from all walks of society experience anxiety at some time or another. It’s usually more often than they care to believe. Even TED […]

General and Social Anxiety

Understanding the Differences Between General and Social Anxiety

Let’s define some vocabulary before reaching any conclusions about the issues posed in the title to this article. Anxiety is the normal person’s temporary response to issues of concern. Wondering “Did I sign up for the right college class?” or “Did I turn off the oven/iron/air conditioner?” even “Did I pay that bill or not?” […]

Therapy for Anxiety

How Therapy Can Help With Your Anxiety

Booze doesn’t solve problems, and neither does abusing other substances, though that might get you invited to parties. Inactivity only leaves your muscles weaker, including the one called Will Power. Those behaviors are escape hatches, ways to avoid facing your anxiety. It can express itself as boredom or depression, leaving the sufferer confused and feeling […]