Practices

Lifestyle Changes / Self Care

There is no lack of information pertaining to the benefits of various lifestyle changes. Keep in mind that the information supplied here is meant to be only a starting point to help you begin thinking of lifestyle changes, and that only upon discussing the different options for implementing such changes should be discussed with your…

Mindfulness Training / Meditation

People are addicted to daydreaming. We are constantly rehashing the past, or rehearsing for the future. Reliving a bad past experience and thinking about what we should have said, or should have done. Or we are thinking about the future and preparing our responses or speeches for events that may never occur. Rarely is anyone…

Exposure Practice Sheet

Introduction In the videos, we discussed that anxiety disorders can be considered a conditioned behavior. And that recovery is based on Behavior Modification. While it might feel comfortable to fear or avoid specific situations, you will need to face your fears in a real situation and begin to turn specific trigger situations into a positive…

Tools

Tools are broken up into two different categories; mental tools and physical tools. Physical tools are things that are used to engage our senses, which is extremely beneficial in helping us remain connected to reality and not believe the anxiety so much. Physical tools are very helpful in bringing higher levels of anxiety down more…

Journaling

Conditioned behavior in regards to anxiety disorders typically means that our obsessive thoughts have created what we call a “circular pattern”, meaning that our thoughts constantly repeat themselves over and over. This circular pattern many times is difficult to break. One means of breaking this circular pattern is to journal. By journaling, what we are…