Do you find that you will do almost anything to avoid interpersonal contact? Does the thought of having to speak to another whether an acquaintance, friend or stranger send you into a panic? Perhaps you have been described as shy but this intense desire to avoid talking or being around people can be much more… Continue reading Social Anxiety Disorder
Many people have shared the experience of growing up in a home where one or more adults was an alcoholic. It can create an incredibly tumultuous environment inviting much chaos, anxiety and fear. Unfortunately, no longer living in the home and in the direct presence of the alcoholic does not mean the effects… Continue reading Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics
Do you have some or all of the traits associated with the”High Anxiety Personality?” There are many common traits that are often seen with this kind of personality which can contribute to feeling emotionally unwell. Some of these traits are: All/or Nothing Thinking– The tendency to view circumstances as right or wrong, good or bad.… Continue reading High Anxiety Personality Test
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people seek treatment for mental health disorders but others are still feeling the stigma associated with mental illness. The resistance for some to accept that they are struggling with depression or anxiety or other disorders leaves them unwell and creates needless suffering. Fortunately, times have changed and it… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month!
Fast facts on anger: There are many reasons why people get angry. The reason why someone gets angry is called a trigger. Many people wonder at what stage normal anger becomes a problem that needs dealing with. Anger management techniques can be very useful in helping someone deal with rising anger. Although… Continue reading Why am I so angry? By Rachel Nall Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP
Some Suggested Coping Mechanisms: Talk about a stressful event with a supportive person but just make sure you find someone who can listen and validate your feelings. Music can be a great form of relaxation and distraction. Some people seek out soft music to provide a sense of calm or others find loud music… Continue reading Coping Skills for Life
Do you struggle to stop or slow down the thoughts in your head? Does it feel like your mind just cannot stop racing? Are your thoughts often irrational but despite your awareness of this your thoughts still persist? If yes, you may be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (OCD) OCD is a mental health… Continue reading Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors (OCD)
Lately I have been working with many clients who come to me feeling very frustrated because they are not able to feel fulfilled in their relationships. They are seeking someone to listen, validate and support them and no matter what they feel this is just not happening. They often question if there is something wrong… Continue reading Is There A Narcissist In Your Life?
The holiday time can be filled with much joy. People look forward to precious time with family and friends. Warm meals to fill the belly, special gifts, and a host of other traditions. But what about those that dread the holiday season? Those that fear its very existence and cannot wait till it is… Continue reading Happy or Unhappy Holidays to You?
Do you feel like you are easy to anger or when you become angry it seems to consume you? If so, you must work on confronting your anger so that it no longer robs you of the opportunity to feel peaceful. What can you do? Firstly, you must develop the awareness to take a pause… Continue reading “Holding On To Anger Is Like Taking Poison and Waiting For The Other Person To Die”