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Category: Anxiety

Anxiety Stress Relief

When anxiety physically manifests itself in the body, the results can be quite taking. The combined effects of panic, anxiety, and fear often bring undue stress on the body, and can seriously interfere with an individual's health. When a person winds up enduring this type of stress for a prolonged period, it can produce highly debilitating results. This is why anxiety stress relief is such an important factor in combating the effects of depression and anxiety.

Anxiety stress relief is usually administered through two methods: medication and therapy. These methods are often employed in tandem with each other. While many medications are shown to be highly effective in the treatment of anxiety, it is generally agreed that, without therapy, the benefits of the medication are significantly diminished. Therapy is also useful for assisting patients who wish to ease themselves off of regular medication.

Medications For Anxiety Stress Relief

Currently, the most prominent type of medications for anxiety and depression are serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These antidepressant medications alter selected chemical messengers in the brain, physically reducing the sensations of stress, anxiety, and depression. This alleviation lays the foundation for more extensive work that must be done through psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy has proven to be an effective form of anxiety stress relief. At its most basic, it provides the patient with an opportunity to sort out and assess the various aspects of their condition, and gain an understanding of how it work in their lives. The nature of anxiety disorders complicates and distorts an individual's self-perception, and makes it increasingly difficult for someone to envision successfully overcoming the disorder. Psychotherapy allows them to organize their thought to gain a more rational insight into the situation, and then develop a personal plan for systematically overcoming its effects.…

Separation Anxiety: Settling Your Child Into a Nursery School

Picture the scene. You walk into a busy nursery school and the little hand in yours holds on even tighter. The place is buzzing with new noise and colour. It’s an immense sea of smiling faces, laughter and the hum of activities in full swing. A pair of boisterous boys flies past in chase and you pull your child closer.

Maybe this wasn’t the best idea after all. You search for the exit, but hold it right there! Take it easy and take another look around. You’ve made it this far. It is all easy to forget that as well as the child suffering with separation anxiety that any parent or carer will be feeling the same. And the feeling can be overwhelming; even more so for us first timers. So as a nursery nurse and a first time mum, I have put together a brief survival guide for parents and carers taking those first daunting steps into the unknown.

Practise leaving your child

Before you attempt to leave your child at a nursery school, playgroup or preschool, try to practise leaving your child with a trusted family member, even if only for an hour or so. Not only will this prepare you for how it will feel to leave your child, but it will demonstrate to your child that you will return. This is very important for a child to learn.

Make the time

Okay, so you have chosen where you want your child to go. The establishment has ticked all the boxes of your needs and requirements. Now it’s time for the initiation process. Make time! The more time the better. Don’t try and complete the process the week just before heading back to work, for example. The rush will not do you or your child any good. In fact, the pressure may make the situation additionally distressing and frustrating for all involved.

Explain what is going to happen and why

Honesty is the best policy here, and in my experience, children need to know (simply) why, where, when, and how, in order to feel reassured. Take time to look at books and read stories together about children starting nursery school so you can discuss thoughts and feelings with your child.

Attend free sessions

Try to attend any of the initiation sessions or open days on offer to you. You may even be offered a home visit. This is fantastic way of introducing the new adults into your children’s life: in their own environment where they be more ready and willing to accept new faces. It is also a perfect time for you to discuss any details or ask any questions. You will have their full attention, so utilise it.

Get to know staff

Knowing the staff is important, especially the key worker, if your child is given one. A key worker is an adult assigned to a group of children that will work closely with those children in particular. She should be your first port of call …

Anxiety And Panic


Most Americans walk around every day polluted with anxiety and panic, and most Americans do nothing about it. We like to complain about our jobs, the traffic, the kids, our teachers, the bills, our weight, our health, and our lives. The complaining only serves to remind us what we need to improve or act upon, but it doesn’t get us any closer to mental and physical health.

I am one of those people who loved to complain yet did nothing to rectify the things I was complaining about. Griping and whining about my life became a way of life and I surrounded myself with people who also liked to “air out their problems.” Later I discovered that taking actions to address the problems made me feel much better than complaining about life with a group of unhappy friends.

A New Thought on How to Reduce Anxiety and Panic

Have you ever had an anxiety or panic attack? Unfortunately, I suffered through two massive panic attacks and a series of anxiety attacks for a period of a year. In fact, I consciously had to ward off anxiety attacks for over four years at least one time a week. Instead of addressing the root of the problem, I only dealt with what was on the surface.

I had no idea how to deal with anxiety and panic and fear and loss and love and regret. These emotions permeated my mind and body every day, preventing me from experiencing any genuine spiritual growth or inner peace. So, a new thought crossed my mind-do some research and do something different because what you’re doing now is NOT working.…

Anxiety Management

As I continuously suggest, exercise and meditation are the keys to effective anxiety management. These two activities, easily inserted into your daily life, each as little or as much time as you want, will do wonders to improve your energy, health, moods, and anxiety levels. Fortunately, science backs these comments up with decades of research and hundreds of studies.

What is holding you back? Are you afraid that doing these things will interfere with your social life or have you been holding on to your problems for so long, that a potential solution actually scares you? Change can be difficult, but it can be done, and done right away.

Putting together an Anxiety Management Program

So, now that you understand that change is possible, and possible right now, let me provide some solid suggestions for a good anxiety management program. First, look into the different forms of meditation and decide what works best for you (Zen Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Theta Meditation, Meditation to Music, etc.). Second, get started right away. Set aside twenty to thirty minutes a few days a week and start melting away the anxiety and stress.

As you learn more about meditation you will notice there are techniques for all the times in your life that are seemingly wasted-waiting in lines, stuck in traffic, sitting through a boring meeting. Your energy levels will soar and your moods will remain consistently good. Couple your meditation with exercise and you will find yourself in better control of your life.…