Too Much Stress!

August 7, 2019

This was a sad weekend. After hearing the horrific news about the shooting in El Paso, I also got a few calls from friends who were feeling anxiety as well as a client who is struggling from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

It seemed where ever I turned someone was experiencing some sort of distress. It is estimated that 1/3 of the children today suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder. That means that they have a hard time regulating their emotions. What is driving their behaviors?

I can remember when I was around 9 years old and in the 4th grade, I forgot my homework and the teacher made me go sit in the back of a 3rd grade class to teach me a lesson. Well needless to say I was humiliated, stressed and felt completely horrible. I balled my eyes out and was afraid to tell my parents about this, so I just kept it to myself. I became fearful of many things after that. These are some of the things that can cause anxiety in children.

Children will develop all sorts of disorders from events where they don’t feel safe and protected. Besides the children today are more disconnected from nature. The internet and social media can create social isolation from bullying. Lack of exercise and movement as well as the diets and environmental factors  are also causing psychological disturbances within children. Parents are stressed out too,having to juggle so many things on their plate.  And children as well as adults are being bombarded with way to much stimulation.

So what can you do? Go outside, connect with nature, play, communicate in a loving way. Shut off the TV or computer, put down your phones and move, dance or do some form of physical activity. Eat more fruits and vegetables and get rid of the proceeded foods. Engage in more social activities.

There are many natural approaches to anxiety rather than medication. I know I found them, and I know you can too.

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HELP I’m Having a PANIC ATTACK!!!!!!!

October 13, 2015

panic attackDo you get overwhelmed by all the people, places and things in your life? Many people are relying more and more on medication, alcohol, and illegal substances  to calm their nerves and ease their mind. However, all of these external things are a quick fix to the problem and bandage to the real cause of what’s really going on. A Panic attack, is a feeling in your mind and body that overtakes your ability to function in a healthy way. It is as if your mind is being taking over by bandits. There’s mutiny in your mind, and you are wrestling with the enemy;yourself. The chatter, confusion, and sheer panic that is expressed in your body can feel like every nerve is on fire. So, how do you stop the madness? You must first understand that your conscious and subconscious mind are at odds. Next, you have to become aware of the negative emotions that have been stored in your subconscious mind and release them through practice, meditation, and techniques to calm and center the mind. There is help. In today’s busy world, you can find the peace within to withstand any storm that might be ragging outside of you. Once you find this stillness, this center of pure consciousness, you will transmute panic into faith and courage. It is possible and you can change your thoughts, feelings, and actions to live a peaceful life.


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