Believing you know what to do, but haven’t done it yet, thinking some day you will do what it takes to recover
Another reason some people struggle with anxiety disorder and its symptoms for years is that they are fully convinced they know what to do to overcome their anxiety disorder but just haven’t . . . → Read More: Barriers to overcoming anxiety disorder and its symptoms – Part 2
Too many people focus on their anxiety symptoms as if the symptoms themselves are the problem. But anxiety symptoms are just an indication (symptom) of the problem, and not the cause of the problem itself. And unless the cause of the problem itself is dealt with—our unhealthy underlying factors—it’s unrealistic to expect the symptoms . . . → Read More: Barriers to overcoming anxiety disorder and its symptoms – Part 1
A recent study of over 1000 children between the ages of ten and eleven found that children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how physically active they are.
The authors of the report conclude that limiting children’s . . . → Read More: Screen time linked to psychological problems in children
The body’s physiological makeup and our psychological and emotional wellbeing are influenced by the foods we ingest, the lifestyle we adopt, and the environment we live in. And just as the foods we ingest can have a positive influence on our physiological, psychological, and emotional health, they can also have a negative influence. For . . . → Read More: Anxiety, depression, and nutrition
KINGSTON, R.I.-– September 30, 2010 – Watching television and its heavy dose of medical content in news and drama can lead to more concern about personal health and reduce a person’s satisfaction with life according to a new study out of the University of Rhode Island.
The study, authored by Yinjiao Ye, assistant professor . . . → Read More: URI professor warns: TV viewing likely to make you fear sickness
Can’t go for a drive? Even looking at pictures or videos of these environments can reduce stress and make you feel more tranquil.
That’s because tranquil scenes have a positive impact on the brain.
New research, which was published in the journal NeuroImage, finds tranquil environmental scenes containing natural features, such as the sea, . . . → Read More: Feeling stressed? Go for a drive in the country, to the lake, or to the ocean.
A great many people ask us this question when they come across our website. And because anxiety and its sensations and symptoms can be quite disruptive and disconcerting, we understand the desperate pleas for help. I (Jim Folk) made them too when I first began struggling with my anxiety condition.
Research has shown that . . . → Read More: Help! Anxiety is controlling my life. What can I do to get rid of it and its symptoms?
As we mentioned in the first few parts of this series:
Level One recovery is learning as much as you can about anxiety so that you:
understand anxiety, what it is, and how it affects the body (being overly anxious has a negative effect on the body, and as a result, the body becomes . . . → Read More: Two Levels of Anxiety Disorder Recovery – Part 4: Unrealistic expectations about recovery
Level One recovery—understanding anxiety, learning that you don’t have to fear anxiety and its sensations and symptoms, and working to help the body recover—is an important first step in overcoming anxiety disorder. While Level One recovery addresses the fears, consequences, and complications of anxiety disorder, it doesn’t address the CAUSE of anxiety disorder.
As . . . → Read More: Two Levels of Anxiety Disorder Recovery – Part 3: Level Two Recovery
Anxiety disorder often occurs when we become overly afraid. And being overly afraid is the result of learned unhealthy behaviors—we have learned to think and behave more fearfully than those people who don’t develop anxiety as a disorder.
But because the physiological, psychological, and emotional changes that occur as a result of being afraid—and . . . → Read More: Two Levels of Anxiety Disorder Recovery – Part 2: Level One Recovery