Anxiety

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Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC The Pandemic | Parent Support. This is Part 2 of our series on helping children cope with the pandemic. As described in Part 1 of this blog, supporting our children is essential during these challenging times. Children rely on parents for strength and guidance. Children are resilient and, most of the …

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When it Comes to Calming Anxiety, Practice Makes Perfect

Jennifer Newton Martin, LPC, CC 5 Ways to Calm Yourself When you are Feeling Anxious. Have you ever practiced calming your anxious thoughts and feelings? If not, it might be time to come up with a routine to lessen your anxiety. It isn’t uncommon, especially during the current COVID pandemic, for the uncertainty around so …

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Conquer Negative Thinking

By Jennifer Martin, LPC, NCC What is ‘Filtering Thoughts’? Did you know that much of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has to do with thoughts and what is considered, unproductive or problematic, thinking? These types of thoughts typically yield unpleasant results such as emotional distress, further unproductive thought patterns, or even unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy …

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The Difference Between Worry and Anxiety: Knowing When It’s Time to Seek Help.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “The most productive way to resolve [insert problem here] is to dwell on it.”?  Most likely, the answer is NO. Nevertheless, when you are dealing with a difficult co-worker, problems in your relationship, passing an exam, fitting in at a new school, etc., you may find yourself analyzing the situation …

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