Posts tagged anxiety
Stress Management Skills in Under 10 Minutes: Breathing

Life puts several demands on us and when we wear a variety of hats throughout the day, it's understandable that stress is a common reason people seek therapy. Stress can be a helpful thing— it can help us feel motivated and energized, work on goals, and desire growth and development. However, stress that is chronic and high leads to physical, emotional, and behavioral problems. And as a result, these symptoms may lead to difficulties with how well we can wear our different hats. 

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Your Imposter is the Fraud, Not You

I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here. Sound familiar?

The thoughts we have about our abilities and accomplishments that lead to self-doubt begin to become conclusions about ourselves and our situations that are not based in reality.

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Strategies for Coping with Mild Social Anxiety

It’s common to get some nervous jitters in social settings. Whether it’s attending your first day of classes, starting a new job, going to your high school reunion, or attending a wedding where you don’t know anyone, there are plenty of common situations you may find yourself in where you’ll feel a little awkward or uncomfortable.

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How to Cope with Travel Anxiety

For those predisposed to anxiety or panic, travel can be a major trigger. It’s no secret that travel in New York City can be an added stress to one’s day. Whether it’s a crowded or stagnant train car, traffic above ground, or being stuck on a bridge or in a tunnel, it’s not that hard to start feeling a bit claustrophobic! Feeling stuck may make you feel out of control and ignite your “fight or flight response,” leading to a panic attack. Sometimes you need to do more than “just breathe” to survive these moments where fifteen minutes feel like an eternity.

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Are You Afraid of Flying?

Are you afraid of flying? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study by Boeing, up to 40% of the U.S. population experiences some anxiety when they fly. Some people avoid their fear and stay on the ground. However, not being able to get on a plane makes the world much smaller and deprives people of amazing experiences. Anxiety in general makes our world smaller, and only by confronting the things we fear can we conquer them.

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