Our emotions often serve a purpose, even negative emotions. Anxiety and fear for example, cause physical reactions in the body that enlarge our muscles, increase our heart rate, and dilate our pupils in an attempt to prepare us to react quickly to perceived danger. These emotions can become problematic when chronic or progressive in intensity causing an individual to constantly be floating in a sea of negative emotions that create distress...Read More
Why We Cry
Sometimes we just really need to...
A number of my clients associate crying with weakness and avoid it at all costs. I am a firm believer that crying is helpful and our tears serve a great purpose. While tears will definitely not solve a problem, I for one definitely feel better after a good cry. That in itself is reason enough for me to let the tears flow when needed. I believe that crying is a way to purge emotions that are stuck, building and building until they are too large to contain any longer. Tears are our body’s way of telling us, ok, something’s got to go, let me help you clean house a little here.Read More
I myself have been diagnosed with anxiety and work on managing the symptoms I experience every day. **Warning, Random Tangent Alert: I really dislike the phrase “manage the symptoms”, but we’ll address that later** The way we experience mental health issues, like anxiety, is different for each individual person. I often ask my clients, who mention having a diagnosis or believe that they met the criteria for a particular diagnosis:Read More