If you have experienced a panic attack you have probably felt like the end was near since panic feels like utter despair, fright and doom to whomever it attacks. However if we look at panic and anxiety attacks from a scientific, fact-based perspective we can start to defuse them from irrational, debilitating, racing thoughts. Personally … Continue reading All the Feels of a Panic Attack
Wondering how to help those with anxiety? Here are the top 5 from @psychologytoday https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201607/how-help-someone-anxiety Summary 1. Educate yourself about what can help anxiety 2. Help your anxious friend break free of avoidance behavior 3. Destigmatize your friend's experience of anxiety 4. Beware the reassurance-seeking trap 5. Assist your friend/spouse/family member in getting help with anxiety Detail … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help a Friend with Anxiety
I did not want that headline – “Anxiety Derails Man’s Life” – to continue to be my story, and I don’t want it to be you or a loved one’s either. Anxiety can wreak havoc on our lives and affect our values which puts at odds with ourselves. Those values are what guide us throughout … Continue reading Anxiety Derails Man’s Life
Persistent, obsessive, intrusive and unwelcome thoughts are major cornerstones of an anxiety disorder. You may also hear the terms "obsessive thoughts" and "worries." When I have them they seem to stay stuck, like a record skipping (which is a dated reference now 😀). Not only are these thoughts repetitive they can grow louder and more … Continue reading How to Strip Anxious Thoughts of their Power
If you have experienced anxiety you know first-hand that it just plain sucks. It can make you feel worried, preoccupied, fidgety, physically uncomfortable and simply awful. I know because I have lived most of my adult life with anxiety disorders. Unfortunately the anxious feelings can lead us to feel depressed and down on ourselves. But … Continue reading You Are Not Weak.
What does a starfish have to do with anxiety? A starfish is open and susceptible, stretched as far as it can be. It does not curl into a ball when the physical environment around it changes. It does not change its posture when threatened by a predator. Oftentimes when anxiety is rising or a panic … Continue reading Starfish into Anxiety