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Relaxation Exercises to Calm An Anxious Mind

Our bodies aren’t designed to feel stressed and anxious all the time. Chronic stress can affect your heart, muscles, nervous system, digestion, and sexual functioning. It’s important to learn healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety when we can’t calm down. In addition to the mindful awareness exercises I outlined in a previous blog,

Relax Into The New Year

Relax Into the New Year Emotions, even difficult ones like anxiety, are an essential part of life. They are there to help us respond to what is happening in the world and to the people around us. They evolved to protect us,  keep us safe, and  keep us connected to other human beings. But because

Coping With Difficult Emotions Using Mindful Acceptance

Mindful acceptance is a simple technique to cope better with difficult or challenging emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, or shame. It uses skills from cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to help us learn to better cope with difficult or distressing emotions. Mindful Acceptance means observing and accepting what you are experiencing. Think of yourself

Understanding Difficult Emotions

All of us struggle from time to time with difficult emotions like anger, sadness, embarrassment or shame. Sometimes they can feel overwhelming. Mindful acceptance can teach us to be more powerful in how we respond to difficult emotions. We can learn to tolerate and experience them without feeling like we have to run away from

Bibliotherapy for Social Anxiety

Here are some books and free downloads with links that can help you learn more about the condition and take the steps you can take to get better: Building Social Confidence by Lynne Henderson The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook by Antony and Swinson The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris The Centre for Clinical Interventions

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