Aromatherapy: Create Your Own Healing Garden to Treat Anxiety

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In recent years, many alternative treatments and therapies for anxiety have emerged since anxiety is one of the most pervasive mental health issues today.  Essential oils and aromatherapy are one promising alternative treatment, and have proven to be very effective at controlling symptoms. According to a University of Maryland Medical Center report (Stephen D. Ehrlich, NMD, 2011), […]

A Fascinating Story about the Power of Music Therapy

Music, the frequency of sound that moves, inspires, and motivates us, has long been used to moderate and soothe moods and feelings.  When I first became a counselor, I discovered this power quite by accident.  I was working in a classroom for developmentally delayed students, from ages 3 to 9. Some had physical disabilities, as […]

Stressed Out? Try This Ancient Breathing Technique.

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Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese healing method based on our innate knowledge to harmonize and heal ourselves. Its motto is “the ART of getting to know (HEAL) myself.” Rediscovered in the early 1900’s by Master Jiro Murai, it was brought to the United States by his student Mary Burmeister. Born in a family […]

10 Things Those Living with Anxiety Wish You Understood

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For those who are living with anxiety disorder, life can be brutal. Anxiety and anxiety disorders typically involve frequent, irrational or even excessive worry often accompanied by physical symptoms. There are many reasons and causes for anxiety including concern about medical procedures, social anxiety and even performance anxiety just to name a few. SOME COMMON […]

How to Overcome Fear: 6 Powerful Strategies You Can Start Using Today

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“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear. It’s so easy to get stuck […]

How to Deal with Rejection: 7 Habits That Have Helped Me

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” -Eleanor Roosevelt “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” -Harvey Mackay “Ever tried. Ever failed. No […]

Problem Solve Your Way Out of Stress

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There has been a lot of talk about NOT thinking, but here we are looking at the logical side of things. Of course stress, anxiety and depression are all symptoms of negative thoughts, so one way of controlling your thoughts is to do a mind puzzle. Sudoku is a great example of this. As you […]

The Science Behind How Your Gut Affects Your Happiness

Did you know there is a connection between your gut and your brain? Believe it or not, fermented foods can actually help you alleviate stress and anxiety. Since your gut and brain are interconnected, keeping the health of your gut flora in check can literally help you feel better. Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways, from […]

102 Powerful Ways to Relax and Calm Your Anxious Mind

102 Powerful Ways to Relax and Calm Your Anxious Mind

We’ve all been there: shallow breathing, tension in the gut, chest pains, rapid heartbeat, and some days feeling like even putting one foot in front of the other is all getting too much. We are losing control. Every moment is exhausting, crushing, and painful. Anxiety destroys your confidence, your productivity, your relationships, and your ability […]

How Hypnosis Might Be the Key to Managing Your Anxiety

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Since Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety-related disorder, this may not be a surprise. In addition, numerous other studies say that anxiety is a growing issue among both adolescents and adults. In the 20+ years I have been a counselor, I have seen a marked increase in anxiety disorders among teens, especially in […]