A common statement I hear from clients (more often my female clients) is “I should not be angry.” Clients will shame themselves for feeling angry even in situations in which an appropriate response would be to feel angry. In fact, suppressing or bottling up your anger (especially in situations where anger is warranted) is not healthy! Suppressing or bottling up your anger can cause depression, … [Read more...] about Letting Anger Move You
Are you a new mom, or expecting? Do you find yourself preoccupied by the many things that could go wrong with you and your baby, or the things you could happen as a new mom? Do the worries impact your sleep or eating? Do you feel the physical impact of your stress? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many new factors that come with your new role as mom to a newborn? Have you been screened for, or read … [Read more...] about You’re not alone. Post Partum Anxiety.. It’s a thing.
At some point in life, most individuals will face a personal medical crisis or must live with a chronic illness. A common concern I see in my practice is an increase in anxiety after a medical event or diagnosis of a chronic illness. Here are a few things to know about medical problems and anxiety: Anxiety about medical concerns is common: Anxiety around health issues is very common. It is normal … [Read more...] about Medical Problems & Anxiety
Many people experience anxiety or feel uncomfortable in certain social situations. This nervousness and worry may be normal and appropriate given the situation. For instance most people, even those without social anxiety, may feel nervous meeting their girlfriend/boyfriend’s family for the first time. It would also be normal to feel anxious at a professional event where you have to give a toast or … [Read more...] about Do You Have Social Anxiety?
Acknowledge the Anxiety. Ignoring your anxiety might actually make you more anxious, especially if your physical symptoms increase. When you notice your anxiety, simply note the experience. Say something like “I am having some anxiety,” or “I'm feeling worried & am experiencing some dizziness.” These types of statements will help you tune into your physical & emotional experience of the … [Read more...] about 7 Simple Techniques for Coping with Anxiety