Today's topic is something I absolutely can take no credit for, but is something I use with my patients very often. It's called Progressive Muscle Relaxation, a great technique to combat anxiety. Here's what you need to know. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: A Definition Progressive Muscle Relaxation, also known as PMR, is an exercise people use to help manage stress and anxiety. Characterized by the sequential contraction and relaxation of muscle groups, PMR leads to a sens
Welcome back to the second part of our anxiety management strategies list. Now, we'll review tips and resources for the management of panic attacks and panic disorder, specific phobia, agoraphobia, and anxiety due to substances or medical conditions. Follow the pink links to visit resource pages, and click here to review the symptoms of the various anxiety disorders. Panic Attacks Panic attacks can feel absolutely horrible but it's important to remember that they are not da
We've made it to Part Five of the Series, and today we're going to review some of the most well-studied approaches to mastering anxiety. Solutions for each of the 9 major types of anxiety will be listed in 2 parts. I'll also list several community, online, and national (or international) resources. There's a lot to cover, so let's jump right in! Just to review, the 9 major types of anxiety are: Selective Mutism Generalized Anxiety Disorder Separation Anxiety Social Anxiety
We're here again! It's time for Part Two of "The Anxiety and Panic Series." This week, we're breaking down all of the major types of anxiety. Please feel free to read about each type, or skip around to the sections most relevant to you. I want you to browse the topics at your leisure, but I discourage use of the information in this article to make your own diagnosis (of yourself or others). As always, nothing in this article constitutes a medical evaluation or should tak
Welcome to part one of "The Anxiety and Panic Series: An Exploration of the American Brand of Fear." Over the next month, it is my goal to take you on a deep dive into the world of anxiety and how it presents in American culture. Today, let's define it. Let's get familiar with the names we call it. And let's start to examine signs of anxiety you might notice in yourself or in folk you know. What IS Anxiety? Originating from the Greek word, "angho" meaning "to squeeze" or
The collision between perfectionism and life purpose is often intense. This is because in order to embrace one, you must relinquish the other. Perfectionism and a joyful life of purpose cannot, and do not, peacefully coexist. Today's blog post will show you how the desire to be perfect can easily derail dreams - leaving even the most accomplished person feeling inadequate, stifled, frustrated, fearful and defeated. Ryane LeCesne is a wife, mother, transformational leaders
Have you ever feared that you might go crazy? Yes, I know “crazy” is not a helpful term but really, have you? If you suffer from anxiety and live with the fear that someday you’ll lose your mind and do something horrible to yourself, or people in your life, this blog post is for you. It was a fall evening when I met a teenaged girl, worried about basically everything in the world. Of course, there were school, grades, extracurricular activities and boys on her worry list.