Anxiety Treatment

Exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Part 1: Understanding Psychological Flexibility

For many if not most people, therapy is “therapy.” Consequently, an incredible range of therapeutic options and approaches get lumped into one broad category. In reality, these therapeutic tools are often vastly different and very much deserve individual exploration. For example, Acceptable and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a kindred spirit to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but involves its own unique nuances and treatment focus.

Exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Part 1: Understanding Psychological Flexibility2020-02-11T17:21:33+00:00

5 Ways Anxiety Affects Your Ability to Work

Our job can stress us out. This is hardly breaking news. However, when you’re dealing with an anxiety disorder, things can rise to an entirely new level. The usual work-related issues are still there, of course. Only now, you’re also dealing with another layer of stresses, worries, doubts, and concerns. Anxiety is no fun anywhere. On the job, it can be particularly uncomfortable.

5 Ways Anxiety Affects Your Ability to Work2019-12-13T17:01:18+00:00

The Impact of a Traumatic Event – How Your Mind, Body & Relationships are Affected

We all go through hard times. They are a normal and inevitable part of life. Such times help you better appreciate when things are going smoothly. Then there are traumatic events. These experiences are not only intense. They also dramatically impact you — both in the moment and for a time afterward.

The Impact of a Traumatic Event – How Your Mind, Body & Relationships are Affected2019-12-13T16:48:15+00:00

Why ACT Treatment Works for Anxiety

It is understandable that some people use the word anxiety to describe an episode of nervousness or stress. It can also be counterproductive. We get nervous on the day of a big test or job interview or first date. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a common and diagnosable mental disorder that requires treatment.

Why ACT Treatment Works for Anxiety2019-10-28T14:13:49+00:00

Difficulty Coping with Social Anxiety? How to Help a Loved One

We all know and love that one person who never seems to say “yes” to our invitations. If they do join in, they are usually the quietest and the first to leave. To some, they appear aloof or perhaps anti-social. But we know better. We know that our friend or family member is doing their best to cope with a social anxiety disorder. They deserve our compassion and…they might be in need of our help!

Difficulty Coping with Social Anxiety? How to Help a Loved One2019-10-28T14:07:52+00:00

Mindfulness: Trade Anxious Triggers for Daily Focus on the Here and Now

Anxiety is rooted in rumination or worry about the past or future. The way to stem your racing thoughts is to start expanding your mindfulness moments. Look around, engage your senses. There is likely plenty around to breathe in, focus on and enjoy. Let it distract you from your anxious or negative thoughts.

Mindfulness: Trade Anxious Triggers for Daily Focus on the Here and Now2019-10-28T12:56:51+00:00

How to Fix the Inaccurate Self-Perceptions that Fuel Your Social Anxiety

How often do you get caught in a web of your own self-critical thoughts after interacting with people? Can you go on like that for a long time, convinced that how you see yourself must be how others see you too? You’re not alone, many socially anxious people suffer the same cycle of harsh internal perception. The resulting unkind self-talk and self-defeating rumination then serve to keep anxiety high and make your reasons for avoiding interaction seem valid.

How to Fix the Inaccurate Self-Perceptions that Fuel Your Social Anxiety2019-10-28T13:00:00+00:00

What to Try When Your Child is Always Anxious

Everyday life is tough for a child wrestling with anxiety.If your child is constantly worried, on edge, and upset, life can be tough for you as well. You want more than anything to keep them safe and believe that they feel safe too. Your hope is that they can grow up confident in themselves and their ability to cope with the world.

What to Try When Your Child is Always Anxious2019-10-28T13:01:20+00:00