Imagery · Uncategorized

Imagery: the visitor with an answer

You have a burning question. There’s something painful in your life, and you stay awake long into the night looking for an answer. It's urgent, and the emotion is killing you. Maybe it’s a daughter who uses drugs.  Or you’re coping with an illness, stuck with out-of-control anger, or trying to decide whether to drop… Continue reading Imagery: the visitor with an answer

Coping skills & self-soothing · Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

Dealing with the worries

Anxiety in small doses can be healthy.  It signals when we're in danger and, when necessary, pushes us to make changes in our lives.  But anxiety stops being normal when it interferes with our ability to live life, when it leaves us paralyzed and affects our emotional and physical health in a negative way. Dealing… Continue reading Dealing with the worries

Coping skills & self-soothing · Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

Muscle Relaxation Exercises

Muscle relaxation can be helpful for anxiety, as well as for anger, stress, insomnia, and agitation.  People with stress or anxiety often feel so keyed up during the day that they don’t even remember what it’s like to be calm.  Muscle relaxation exercises release the tension in the muscles and help a person relax, lowering… Continue reading Muscle Relaxation Exercises