I often am asked for anxiety tricks of the trade to make anxiety go away or reduce in its impact. While there is no magic pill (not even Xanax) that will prevent anxiety, there are some simple strategies that can lessen the length and strength of anxiety symptoms. First it is important to [...]
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I often hear clients talk about feeling disappointed or embarrassed by not being able to do something they were once able to do. For example, plane travel was once a breeze, but now you feel crippling anxiety when you board a flight and long trips are out of the question. Or maybe you [...]
Self-care after trauma is an absolute necessity. Just like a car without any gas in its tank; we cannot run on empty. Not only is self-care necessary for you, but it is necessary for those around you as well. We are more energetic, compassionate, patient, loving, and connected to others when our tank [...]
When we are more mindful about taking care of ourselves and our bodies, it creates a ripple effect of positive change. Additionally, it can help us re-train our brain to accept the love and kindness that we deserve. Engaging in self-care after trauma allows you to experience the things that you were denied [...]
What do you think of when you hear the term self-care? Is it a warm bubble bath with a glass of wine? Maybe it’s a cozy blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and a good book; or even getting out of the house for a quick walk. While all of these can be [...]