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 penned and sang Tears in Heaven, a heartfelt expression of grief after the death of his son.  Some people feel that the lyrics […]

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Have You Dreamed Your Teeth Are Falling Out? Research on Dreams and Their Meaning

We’ve all had dreams where we wake up bothered or confused by their content and often wonder what they could mean.Dreams have long been studied in a variety of cultures and civilizations, and some have connected dream meanings to emotional things that people are working through in their everyday lives. There are many conflicting beliefs […]

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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, it can feel safe since it the participation is anonymous. Many chats are easily accessible and have a low barrier of entry.  There […]

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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 the world) is a topic that involves a lot of different beliefs and decisions that need to be made by a large group […]

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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 abandon or to abuse the meaning of “privacy” and “private matters,” including their own and someone else’s. Let’s look at the problem to […]

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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 reasons, such as self-expression, artistic appearance, or for religious and cultural purposes.  Daith piercing has recently become trendy and is believed by some […]

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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, leaving us less emotionally unhealthy and likely damaging our relationships. The following list is not exhaustive, but it is a great place to […]

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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 digestion becomes suppressed, elimination is quickened, and the stomach stops breaking down food.  These responses are helpful if a person is truly in […]

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From Pieces to Peace. How to Cope With Anxiety

As we journey into the life of one of God’s special daughters, we find her frustrated and broken as a result of the tug of war game of a twenty year marriage. She races home every day hoping to find peace, but instead she finds shattered pieces. As she drives into her driveway one dreadful […]

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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 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.). When treating people, it is often helpful to understand what the root cause of anxiety is. Where does […]