Anxiety


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A New Year’s Resolution for Better Mental Health


New year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. Sometimes we wonder, “why do I even bother?” Understand that, like many things in life that don’t often pan out, new year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough. In fact, intentions alone, without a plan that’s followed through…

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Combating Time Change and Less Daylight in the Fall & Winter


It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…

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Tuning Out from Bad News


Do you find yourself down, distressed or depressed after watching or reading the news? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, as we’ve become inundated with information, we’re presented with news and current events that are difficult to process. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods… and those are just the natural disasters! Add to that a…

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The Two Faces of Anxiety – And How To Deal With Them


Everyone suffers from anxiety, some more than others. We feel it a little when we lose the 5 dollars we thought was in our pocket, and a lot when we think about our future. Coping with anxiety is something we all must learn how to do, but some struggle more than others. Maybe your feelings…

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Dealing With Anxiety


Anxiety effects us all differently, but to some, it can be consistently overwhelming. Maybe the circumstances of your life are coming together to deal you a tough time you need help dealing with. Maybe the circumstances of your life don’t warrant the feelings of anxiety you’re experiencing, but you’re feeling them anyways. Regardless of your…

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Staying Ahead of Your Child’s Back to School Anxiety


As August barrels forward and the Back to School flyers start arriving en masse, your child may be starting to feel mixed emotions towards returning to school. Whether your child is packing their backpack for their first day of kindergarten, or making the transition from junior high to high school, anxiety and excitement are likely…

Accepting Anxiety: How Anxiety Counselling Can Help


Written by: Erika DeSchiffart, MA, Psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group It is an understatement to say that anxiety is not a pleasant emotion, especially with its accompanying physical sensations. This is why it is natural to adopt a “fighting” stance towards the feeling, because who wants to experience prolonged anxiety or panic attacks? It…