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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Anxiety

Symptoms of Anxiety – What Are They and How Do We Deal With Them?

It can be difficult to determine when the symptoms we may be experiencing are anxiety driven. This is because anxiety symptoms often mock major health events. In other words, it is not at all uncommon for a person who is an anxious state to feel as if he or she is having a heart...

I Used Mindfulness to Quiet My Anxiety, and This Happened

I used to be certain that nothing–not even mindfulness–would quiet my anxiety. I found it difficult to be still because of anxiety’s constant stream of racing thoughts, tumultuous emotions, and halting actions. Not only could I not be present in each moment, I didn’t want to be present in each moment. I worried that...

I Opened the Window and Influenza

As previously mentioned, I’m really out of practice with blog-writing/ writing in general, so I’ll stick to writing (or attempting to write) fairly short posts over the next few weeks. These will probably be a bit random in terms of subject and chronological order. I mentioned in a previous post that after coming back from...

How to Deal With Anxiety Using Your Vagus Nerve

How often do you have to deal with anxiety in your everyday life? If you find yourself worrying too much or getting caught into non-stopping irrational thoughts or even feeling nausea, chest pain and heart palpitations then this article is for you. You are about to learn a simple yet very effective technique to deal with...

Why Hearing ‘Just Get Over It’ Doesn’t Help Anxiety

If you live with anxiety, chances are pretty good that you’ve heard a well-meaning family member or friend tell you, “Just get over it.” If it were that easy, no one would have anxiety because we’d all get over it and move on (‘Get Over It’ Is Unhelpful Advice for Mental Illness Sufferers)....

Four Common Ways Anxiety Manipulates You and Causes Symptoms

Anxiety manipulates you. It’s not just you, of course, but anxiety would like you to believe that it’s only you. Anxiety is insidious, creeping and crawling through your brain, your mind, and your body. Anxiety causes its own symptoms but blames them on you. When you live with anxiety, you are dealing with this...

Comprehensive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

What is Comprehensive Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy? How is Comprehensive CBT used to Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder? It wasn’t long ago that very few people had heard the term "cognitive - behavioral therapy". With the outpouring of research in the 1980s, and the studies on anxiety disorders that were published in the 1990s, the term "cognitive –...

What To Do When Anxiety Behaves Like a Mood Disorder

Anxiety disorders and mood disorders are two separate experiences. While both involve thoughts, feelings, and actions that are disruptive to life and disproportionate to circumstances, they have different symptoms (they do often occur together, though). Because these are different disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders often have different treatment approaches. What should you do,...

Someone call the papers!

I mentioned in a previous post that I was attempting online dating again and that I might be meeting up with a guy from one of the sites. Well we did end up meeting up, and things have gone really well so far. I’ll need to write about our first date at some point,...

Anxiety and Panic Overstimulate the Brain–Mindfulness Helps

Anxiety and panic can overstimulate the brain, rocket our senses into hyperactivity, and make us feel wired. When we feel keyed-up and on edge, it can feel as though nothing will help. Here we are at risk of jumping right out of our own skin, which would do nothing more than increase both anxiety...

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