Anxiety

Top 3 Tips for Coping with Anxiety

When anxiety is a part of your everyday life, it’s easy to live with it and try to ignore its impact. With high-functioning anxiety, you still fulfill your responsibilities, get through the day, and even exceed your goals. Though you’re coping with your anxiety, it’s still adding stress and may be contributing to physical symptoms as well. If you struggle

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EMDR

How the Brain Holds onto Fear: Using EMDR Therapy to Let Go

As humans, it is easy to remember experiences that scare us. Our brains are built to search for threats and warn us about potential danger. When our bodies feel fear, the amygdala is the part of the brain that is responsible for alerting us to any potential threats. Research shows that during a traumatic event, our brain has enhanced recollections,

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Insomnia

How to Setup your Bedroom for a Restful Night’s Sleep

Almost 50% of adults report occasional sleep problems and 1 in 10 experiences ongoing, chronic insomnia that can sometimes last for years (1). Insomnia can develop for a variety of reasons. The good news is, with the support of an insomnia therapist, you can learn techniques to get a better night’s sleep. As sleep science has evolved, the emphasis has shifted

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Insomnia

Can You Get Your Insomnia Treated Online?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that is characterized by problems falling and staying asleep, as well as getting good quality sleep. As many as 3 in 10 Americans suffer from insomnia. Of these, 28% state that insomnia disrupts their normal routines and affects the quality of their daily lives. — Additionally, stress and anxiety around a lack of sleep can make

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EMDR

Top 3 reasons to try EMDR Therapy Online

EMDR therapy is a technique that was developed to help people recover after trauma. By usingeye movements or other bilateral stimulation (or back-and-forth movements), while thinkingabout something distressing, our experience of the trauma shifts. EMDR therapy is now widelyused and is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and other conditions. Research shows that EMDR can lessen the impact of symptoms of

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Online Therapy

Mindfulness Strategies to Practice for Better Health

Incorporating mindful strategies can improve chronic pain and insomnia Mindfulness is defined as paying attention to the current moment. It’s a state of observing one’s own thoughts and feelings without passing judgment on them. To help visualize this, picture yourself as a mountain, sitting tall and wide. Clouds passing through you but never taking your attention. When it comes to

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Insomnia

Are Some People Genetically Predisposed To Be Night Owls?

While some night owls may learn to work with the sleep schedule they’re predisposed to, others might find it difficult to function in the daytime. It’s important to note that some adults are short sleepers who naturally feel refreshed the day before even after sleeping less than 6 hours. But for many adults, the recommended amount of 6 to 9 hours of

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Anxiety

How to heal your mind from the anxieties of developing Long-COVID

Long COVID or long-haul COVID is a condition marked by long-term repercussions that persist or develop after the normal COVID-19 convalescence phase. This has become an epidemic in and of itself, with millions of Americans suffering from worsening symptoms daily. According to Pennsylvania State research, more than half of COVID-19 survivors experience lingering symptoms six months after recovery. “These findings

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Insomnia

Stress Dreams vs. Nightmares

What is the difference and what you can do about them Most people tend to assume that any “bad dream” is a nightmare. It’s a little bit more complicated. Stress dreams and nightmares are both the result of an excessive degree of stress. They both manifest based on negative emotions such as grief, fear, loss, stress, and helplessness. What separates

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Chronic Pain

Which Came First, the Chronic Pain or the Depression?

Breaking down the relationship between negative feelings and chronic pain Many people suffering from invisible illnesses are initially misdiagnosed as having depression. Although this is concerning, it is understandable given the symptoms of these chronic illnesses overlap with conditions often associated with depression. Depression and anxiety have been reported to be more prevalent in chronic pain patients than in the

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