Category Archives: Anxiety

Tip of the Week – Laughter

How would you like to have a better immune system, reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, experience less pain during dental work and live longer? Research suggests that people who use humor to cope with stress get all of … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Permission…To Be In Control

There are lots of reasons why we sometimes don’t want to go to an event or do a certain activity. Fear is one of those reasons. It can range from an uncomfortable feeling to full blown social anxiety. At its … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Spotting a Liar

New research says that we tend to overestimate our ability to spot a liar based on body language. Test subjects who based their judgement on body language versus those that focused on the words did much worse at identifying who … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Reducing Anxiety

You may now have a perfectly defensible reason to play Candy Crush. Recent research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science showed that playing a distracting cell phone game app can reduce anxiety. Researchers applied gamification to an “emerging cognitive treatment for … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

New research suggests that quitting smoking may be just a good for your mental health as it is for your physical health. Smokers that stopped smoking had a significantly lower rate of mental health issues after they stopped smoking. If … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: What to do When You Get a Panic Attack

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about some strategies for responding to panic attacks. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us at TwoTherapistsTalking@gmail.com.

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What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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