On a basic level, we all have and need fear. The emotion of fear has been a contributing factor in the survival of mankind. It serves as an identifier of situations or things that could potentially harm us. But when this natural emotion becomes unbalanced, it can produce a disabling challenge which we call anxiety … Continue reading Using Self-Hypnosis in Dealing with Anxiety
The Fear of Flying…Explained
Yes, you've heard all of the statistics and information regarding the safety of flying. You know that travel in a commercial airplane is nineteen times safer than traveling in a car. You have studied the flight-critical systems on commercial aircraft, such as electronic engines and flight controls, which are protected against lightning strikes and extreme … Continue reading The Fear of Flying…Explained
Can diet make a difference with Anxiety?
I have not found a medical term to describe the feeling that some of us with anxiety get, when we experience an anxiety fueled "emotional state of doom". This is not a panic attack, something different. It is the WORST feeling ever, and is the hardest emotion to deal with. So, I'll describe it with … Continue reading Can diet make a difference with Anxiety?
Depression, Anxiety…AND being a Parent?
All of us who have been challenged with the genetic link of depression and anxiety have spent an entire lifetime just learning how to cope. From our early days as a child we were fearful of things that were trivial for others. We were sleepless, and in fear most days of something… an upcoming event… … Continue reading Depression, Anxiety…AND being a Parent?
“I’ve Had ENOUGH!! I Quit!” Overcoming Discouragement
Worn Out Tired Rejected Fear ...Sound familiar? We have all been there. But even though this is a common feeling, when you are in its grasp, it can be a very powerful, destructive emotion to battle with. I'd like to offer my thoughts in dealing with this concept, yet perhaps from a different approach. First … Continue reading “I’ve Had ENOUGH!! I Quit!” Overcoming Discouragement
For those of you who struggle with anxiety, I'd like to offer some information for you to consider. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy CBT consists of two basic elements, the cognitive and the behavioral. Through the therapy process, you can learn to recognize negative thoughts and think about how to prevent them from occurring as an immediate response … Continue reading Anxiety
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