Speaking up for yourself can be challenging at times, especially if you are not exactly sure what you want or need from your relationship. A good starting point is checking in with what you are thinking and feeling.
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When asking individuals on how they experience the physical symptoms-of-stress, here are some of the most common responses: Chronic aches and pain, Physical and/ or mental exhaustion, Headache, Difficulty sleeping, Panic attacks, and Muscle tension
A basic yet effective self-soothing technique for anxiety and trauma-related responses is diaphragmatic-breathing. This technique is otherwise known as “belly breathing” due to engaging the diaphragm (a large muscle which is at the base of the lungs).
Since there is often overlap between mental health and medical symptoms, it is recommended to consult with medical and mental health professionals on options for care.
Family and friends may be become quite involved in one’s rituals. When an individual is confronted on their behaviors, the range of experiences can include anxiety, panic attacks, disgust, and feelings of unsettledness. The time spent on compulsions are time consuming or cause significant distress. Avoidance of situations, disruption or delay of plans, and distress within relationships are a few examples.
Anxiety comes in many forms, impacting people of all ages, background, and abilities. Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States? Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder and approximately 7% of children (ages 3-17) struggle with anxiety.
For those who started therapy at the beginning of the New Year, you will be approaching the 3-month goal check in period. How would you rate your progress?
Consider the source of information. In a society where we are inundated with information from the media, including all the advice from anyone with an opinion to share, it can be hard to know what to do. Google search has become a best friend, although it can quickly lead one down a “rabbit hole.” (Especially when already is experiencing anxiety, fear, or doubt!)
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