Category: calm

Attack Anxiety: 6 Steps to Deactivate Your Body’s Alarm System

Whether you’re an occasional worrier or you suffer full-blown panic attacks, executing a solid action plan means finding your calm place quicker. Here’s the catch, you have to intentionally practice self-regulation strategies daily. Too often we neglect our calm plan and then scramble to problem solve when we’re hijacked by worries. No matter if you […]

3 Tips For The Best Sleep Ever — Plus, Free Relaxation Mp3

Many of us are stressed about the current social and political climates. Last year is in the books, and it’s a new era. It’s also the time of year when resolve diminishes. After a flurry of activity, our stress levels rise and our energy diminishes. As a result, sleep deprivation contributes to increased anxiety. Racing […]

The Worst Kind of Anxiety (and what to do about it)

Imagine you’re going about your day, a bit frazzled—because let’s face it, you’ve always been anxiety sensitive—when you suddenly fear that you’ll contaminate your family with an incurable disease if you touch them. Or you’re driving to work and out of the blue you have a panic attack on the freeway. You hastily pull to […]

When Anger and Anxiety Are In Bed Together

  “Anger, in general, is healthy. Just like sadness or happiness, it’s a normal emotion. Where people get into trouble is when anger becomes a behavior that is physically, verbally or emotionally inappropriate.” —Carole D. Stovall As a psychotherapist it’s sometimes difficult to convey the connection between anger and anxiety in my sleep-deprived, nervous clients. […]

21 Quick Tips to Change Your Anxiety Forever (Free audio Mp3)

Welcome to another resource containing sure-fire tips to calm your anxious mind. You can thank a lovely member of the Team Happy crew for this one (sometimes you just gotta ask for what you want in life 🙂 ). I love creating portable, mobile meditations, tutorials and recordings to support emotional wellness and mental health. […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind — Setting Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are the key to emotional well-being. After all, you teach people how to treat you. Check out this short video below from the Calming Your Anxious Mind module via Team Happy, for a recap of the essentials steps to adopting a peaceful mindset, where you manage your anxiety, and not the other way […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind: Overcoming Anger

Anxiety and anger may not seem connected. Anxiety is often associated with fear, and fear is not typically associated with powerful emotions like courage. While it takes courage to stand up to someone and tell them why you’re feeling upset with them, most people would not label anger as a typical symptom of anxiety. After […]

5-Minute Mindfulness Practices to Calm An Anxious Mind

If I were to ask what you thought about while eating your breakfast this morning, would you be at a loss for words? If you’re like most busy people, the answer would be yes. So much of our day is dictated by duties—household chores, work, child-rearing, commuting, studying, and social obligations, that we busily rush […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind: Holistic Stress Relief

The good news for those of us who are wired to be more anxiety sensitive, is that calm is an inside job. Meaning we can cultivate an emotionally healthy mindset through intentional acts of calm daily. The bad news? We have to work harder at mindfulness, meditation, deep-breathing, and reframing unhealthy thoughts. Have no fear, […]

Making Your Anxiety Work for You

  I have a client-centered confession: I prefer working with anxious people. I know, it’s like saying, “I prefer my son over my daughters,” but I can’t help it. I’ve been a psychotherapist for over a decade and that’s long enough to know with whom I excel, in my clinical book. It’s not that anxiety […]

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