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What To Do For Anxiety?

Apr 22, 2015

It’s not always an easy question to ask if you’re the one experiencing it, but once you do, you’ve already taken the first courageous step towards making positive change.  As a rule of thumb, just about anyone who practices medicine will tell you to try the least invasive treatment first.  In this article, we’ll share with you steps to consider as you set out for overcoming anxiety and moving forward.

First things first, give yourself some positivity for being solution oriented.  You’re no longer practicing avoidance, ignorance, or “playing through the pain.”  It’s easy to forget to acknowledge the small victories.  Giving yourself permission to focus on your efforts at moving forward, rather than focusing only on the problem, will help create more positive momentum.

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Coping Skills to Reduce Stress

Apr 15, 2015

 When was the last time you had a breather?  It’s easy to accept the status quo and to make excuses that stress is just part of daily life.  American culture is well known for the John Wayne phenomenon where we praise people who play through the pain and accept difficulties as a test of stoicism.  However, here’s an alternative to that mindset: rather than allowing pain as something...
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How to Decrease Anxiety

Apr 01, 2015

 Anxiety is a self-fulfilling prophesy much of the time.  You start feeling anxious about something and worry about how it’s going to turn out.  Your thoughts fixate on that one thing, often with a negative, worst case scenario ending up as the end result.  Before you know it, you are all wound up and can’t escape from your anxiety.

When you’re experiencing anxiety, it’s hard to think clearly. ...
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What is a Panic Attack?

Mar 25, 2015

Have you ever experienced a sudden onset of anxiety that nearly floored you?  Did it seem to come out of nowhere?  You may have experienced symptoms such as your heart rate increasing rapidly and pounding within your chest.  Your hands may have started shaking.  In your head, irrational thoughts of “losing it” or dying may have taken over.  Chances are, if this has happened to you, you may have experienced...
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Video Games and Links to Mental Health

Feb 25, 2015

Recently, a young man in his mid-20’s took a few visits to the hospital, including an overnight stay in the ICU.  He had terrible stomach pains, was experiencing dizziness, and had a form of sleep apnea, which basically meant that his body would intermittently stop breathing in the middle of the night while he was sleeping.  Eventually, the problems were linked to panic attacks and anxiety.  All of...
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Deep Breathing to Reduce Stress

Oct 01, 2014

In the previous months we’ve talked about different forms of anxiety as well as the importance of getting quality sleep on a regular, nightly basis.  This week, we’re going to explore deep breathing techniques which have helped many experience reduced anxiety and settling down in order to get to sleep.  (It’s important to note that there aren’t any clinical studies that we are aware of regarding deep breathing and...
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