managing anxiety

How Can Anxiety Disorder Be Managed?

Anxiety. Just thinking about the all-too-familiar experience can itself be anxiety-provoking. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, then you probably know how it can pop up at the most inconvenient times. Anxiety is more than just a passing bout of fear or stress that you can typically work through and still engage in work…

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Are Technological Advances Harming Us?

There is no doubt that technological advances have changed our lives. Think about some of the significant innovations within the last few decades that have transformed Western society. Cellphones and video chat allow us to quickly relay messages and keep in touch with family and friends that may live in another state or country. The…

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Breathing Exercises for Stress

Dealing with everyday stress is a problem we all face, but some manage it better than others. Nevertheless, there are some excellent exercises for stress that will help you cope. Oceanfront Recovery can guide individuals through some general stress management techniques and some breathing exercises to help you deal with stress. Stress Management Managing stress…

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Anxiety in Recovery is Challenging: Try These 5 Tips to Cope

Anxiety is a common emotion for many people, especially in recovery. Many symptoms like over-worrying, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, feeling edgy, and getting stressed about little things can become overwhelming to deal with. The brain plays a role in anxiety disorders, as well, since recovery has a lot to do with how the brain was influenced…

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Can Anxiety Impact My Health Long Term?

A flat tire can take out your car when you are driving down the road. Your laptop may take up hours of work when it decides to go kaput. These are minor things in the scheme of life but all anxiety-producing in the moment. Anxiety comes in small and big packages as life comes and…

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How is Emotional Regulation Used to Help People with Anxiety?

Emotion regulation therapy (ERT) is a type of therapy that has been successful in testing in adults with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and those with co-occurring GAD and major depressive disorder (MDD). ERT combines components of cognitive, acceptance, and mindfulness-based practices. Research shows reduced GAD and MDD symptoms by the end of treatment. What is…

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Are Learned Helplessness and Anxiety Linked?

Learned helplessness is a state people can fall into when they connect with negative stimuli as they try to get away from what is considered a dangerous situation. Most of us don’t have real danger to escape but sometimes there is abuse, trauma, neglect and harm that causes us to want to get away. The…

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How Lavender Essential Oil Can Help Tame Anxiety

Lavender is an herb that sometimes helps people relieve anxiety. One of the most used aromatherapy herbs, lavender has properties that support relaxation. Some research shows lavender as an essential oil may possess sedative properties, which may play a key role in anxiety-reducing effects. Relief According to the principles of aromatherapy, breathing in the scent…

Could Your Immune System Be Spiking Your Anxiety?

When your immune system may be spiking anxiety, it can be anything from fear of the future to fear of the unknown that is causing the anxiety. What happens is that your body is feeling stressed and the immune system may be the key to understanding how it happens. Stress Response Stress occurs when a…

Does Self-Care Help Anxiety?

Self-care is not exactly how people picture it to be. Even if you do one thing for yourself, in that moment, it may relieve a little pressure, but you’re right back into it again the moment you’re done. Radical self-care does not always help anxiety the way people think. In fact, it can exacerbate it…