infertility
infertility

Anxiety and Infertility

By the time that most couples arrive at the altar, they usually have a pretty good idea of how they envision their future.  They have discussed individual wishes and dreams along with…


back school
back school

How Can We Help With Back to School Anxiety

Heading back to school can stir up a variety of emotions.  A Staples commercial aired several years ago that showed parents exuberantly riding on shopping carts in front of the school supplies…


pregnant fear
pregnant fear

How Common is Tocophobia? (Fear of Childbirth)

Most women experience some anxiety and fear about labor and childbirth. It is a significant event and the pain that women experience during childbirth is no secret. When the fear becomes so…


trapped
trapped

Scared of Being Trapped? You Have Cleithrophobia

Cleithrophobia is the fear of being trapped, locked in, or unable to leave. It seems similar to claustrophobia, but there are some distinctions. Claustrophobia is the fear of being in a small…


death
death

What is Terror Management Theory?

Death is a natural, inevitable part of life.  It is no secret that some individuals are able to cope with death and mortality better than others.  Some people are able to easily…


submarine
submarine

Do You Have Submechanophobia?

Everyone has something that they are afraid of; the world is filled with weird and scary things that can cause a person to feel nervous and frightened. While some things that scare…


time
time

What is Chronophobia?

As a society, we are ruled by time.  The time on the clock dictates what time we get up in the morning, when we arrive at work, and when we leave to…


couple anxiety
couple anxiety

Loving Your Partner with Anxiety

Dealing with your own anxiety can be difficult, but it can be just as hard to watch anxiety affect someone you love. Anxiety is different for every person and managing it is…


flying
flying

Learning How to Fly Comfortably

If you are afraid to fly, there are a number of steps you can take to overcome this fear.  Your very first step needs to be motivation: facing anxiety is indeed uncomfortable,…


vomiting
vomiting

Is Fear of Vomiting, Emetophobia, a Thing?

Vomiting is by no means a pleasant experience.  However, it is a normal and natural bodily function that enables the body to get rid of something hazardous.  Emetophobia is a type of…


success
success

The Anxiety of Success

The word “success” is most commonly linked to positive feelings and motivation.  Most people strive for success in various aspects of their lives, including academic success, occupational success, social success, relationship success,…


plane
plane

Can You Cure Aerophobia, the Fear of Flying?

Airports are places of organized chaos and a fantastic location to do some serious people watching.  At any point throughout the day, you will notice businessmen and women moving hurriedly throughout the…


fear alone
fear alone

Being Alone and Autophobia

Most people desire to be around others. Even the shyest and most introverted people have moments where they want and need to be around people. That desire is a normal part of…


agrophobia
agrophobia

What is Agorophobia?

When most people hear Paula Deen’s name, they associate her with her cooking show on the Food Network or from her lifestyle magazines.  What most people are unaware of is that Paula…


fear dying
fear dying

How to Deal with the Fear of Dying?

One way to cope with the fear of death is to take solace and comfort in the fact that it is a natural part of life.  We are all born, live out…


cell
cell

Do You Have Cellphone Separation Anxiety?

At first glance, the idea of cell phone separation anxiety can seem flippant. Could people being away from their phones actually cause extreme problems or stress? While it is not officially a…


worry
worry

How to Reduce Worry and Rumination

Worrying is something we all do. Even the most laid-back person worries about something. We worry about our futures, our jobs, and our relationships (just to name a few). It is something…


perfectionist
perfectionist

10 Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist

Perfectionism contributes to high stress and anxiety. There can be confusion sorting through what is high achieving vs perfectionism. The critical difference is that perfectionism is the need to achieve self-imposed, unreasonable…


overthinking
overthinking

How to Stop Overthinking?

Do you have the tendency to overthink or overanalyze things? Think about a time you gave an important presentation, had a conversation with someone you wanted to impress, or went to a…


social anxiety
social anxiety

Good Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Plainly put, finding a job is stressful.  You must study job postings, spruce up your resume, and dress to impress.  If you are lucky enough to get a response to your spectacularly…


music anxiety
music anxiety

Can Music Help Anxiety

Music shows great versatility and can be a powerful outlet for many people.  Some individuals have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings and use music as a means of self-expression.  Eric Clapton…


anxiety chat room
anxiety chat room

Are Anxiety Chat Rooms Helpful?

Participating in an online chatroom could be tempting, particularly for individuals with anxiety.  It is often a subtle way to share your feelings and learn from others about their experiences. To some,…


trump anxiety
trump anxiety

Is There Such Thing as “Trump Anxiety”?

Politics has always been something that has evoked passion from many people all over the world, on all sides of the political spectrum. The discussion of how to run the country (and…


blogging
blogging

Why it’s Not Smart to Blog about Personal Issues

Blogging, what some people might call “blabbing” or “gossiping” about personal concerns online is a problematic issue from social and legal points of view. Online accessibility tempts far too many people to…


diath piercing
diath piercing

Does Daith Piercing for Anxiety Work?

Piercings are incredibly popular and prevalent in today’s culture.  An individual can pierce many regions of the body, including the ears, nose, tongue, or belly button.  People engage in piercing for various…


neurosis
neurosis

20 Examples of Neurotic Behavior

Everyone has some level of neuroses where we find ways to cope with emotional distress and anxious thoughts. However, using these types of coping mechanisms over time can become damaging to us,…


appetite loss
appetite loss

How is Anxiety Linked to the Loss of Appetite?

Anxiety can send the human body into fight or flight mode, which enables a person to manage perceived threat.  During fight or flight mode, various changes occur to the gastrointestinal system, as…


is anxiety genetic
is anxiety genetic

Is Anxiety Genetic?

Anxiety is a common issue among people. It can be viewed as an umbrella term with many specific disorders that have an anxiety component falling underneath it (i.e. generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive…


panic attack
panic attack

How to Stop Panic Attacks

Worry, stress, and fear are all feelings that most people have experienced; life is full of times that cause us to feel a sense of unease, frustration, or difficulty thinking things through…


dependent personality disorder
dependent personality disorder

What is Dependent Personality Disorder?

Infants enter the world completely dependent on others.  They cannot feed, soothe, or protect themselves and crying is their only recourse to garner attention from those around them.  They have no tools…


repression psychology
repression psychology

What Is Repression Psychology? 

Often times, whether in television, movies, or real life, you hear tales about individuals experiencing some type of trauma and later, having no memory that it happened.  This often occurs to people…


social anxiety
social anxiety

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Most of us have experienced anxiety or self consciousness during a social situation. Public speaking is a common source which may include self-consciousness, embarrassment, or physical symptoms such as flushing, sweating, or…


duck
duck

Is Anatidaephobia a Real Phobia?

One of the main diagnoses that psychologists treat is anxiety; anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease” that typically involves feeling a sense of uncertainty about the outcome…


quotes
quotes

Understanding Popular Anxiety Quotes:

Anxiety is commonly typified by fear, worry, trepidation, and dread.  Anxiety is often associated with negative outcomes, but scientists have concluded that low-level, intermittent anxiety can actually be natural and healthy. Anxiety…


anxiety uninstalling
anxiety uninstalling

Anxiety from A-Z

Fast Company’s Eating the Frog Won’t Boost Productivity article illustrates why it is smart to deal with an anxiety instead of overriding it. We tend to solve unpleasant problems with sensible behavior,…


Exercise reduces anxiety
Exercise reduces anxiety

Anxiety Ends Here

Happiness expert Shawn Achor is a Harvard-educated man who overcame depression by studying happiness. He learned how to lower, and to end anxiety by replacing anxiety-promoting behaviors and thinking patterns with actions…


women with anxiety
women with anxiety

How to Properly Get a Hold of Your Anxiety

Did you ever feel shaky, nervous, or on edge and not really know why? You may be suffering with anxiety. Anxiety comes in different forms – i.e. generalised anxiety, health anxiety, and…


taking risks
taking risks

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…


assumptions
assumptions

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,…


anxiety and anger
anxiety and anger

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…


deep breathing
deep breathing

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…