Reduce Anxiety

Click here for the slides presented for a seminar given by Renee Bueckert October 20, 2016 on how to reduce anxiety.

Anxiety!
Anxiety!

Some take-aways:

  1. Anxiety doesn’t have to run (ruin!) one’s life.
  2. It can be alerting us about something that needs to be changed in our lives
  3. Breathing is a good thing!

Of course you may wish to involve one of our therapists in assisting you through these steps. Just know that there is hope!

End Shame

Shame Creating Havoc
Shame Creating Havoc

All of us suffer from shame at times, but it turns up as embarrassment, anger, anxiety, fear, distancing, arguing, convincing, pleading, addictions, eating disorders, suicidal wishes, and much more! Most relationship problems are rooted in shame (communication problems are merely the symptom).

What can you do about it? Lots! Risking sharing one’s shame to another (if appropriate) can help -especially if the other does not try to ‘make’ us feel better but simply appreciates the courage it takes in sharing it. Obviously a skilled therapist can also help.

You can read the resources from a shame seminar (shame-seminar) and/or go through an exercise booklet (dig-deep-activity-2-0). Both were created by Mary Moore of our agency.