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I Feel Anxious. How Can I Cope? Part 3

July 10, 2024
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In Parts 1 and 2, I introduced coping skills and cognitive restructuring techniques. Hopefully, you had a chance to try them out. Now, I will tie this blog series together through a discussion of core beliefs and acceptance. What are Core Beliefs? In Part 1, I briefly touched upon core beliefs. To recap, core beliefs about a situation can lead to anxiety, and processing these core beliefs can be beneficial. Now, let’s delve deeper into the concept…

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I Feel Anxious. How Can I Cope? Part 2

July 3, 2024
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In Part 1, I introduced various coping skills for managing anxiety. I hope you had a chance to try out those techniques. Now, I will discuss strategies to understand, challenge and reframe maladaptive thoughts. This approach is rooted in the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) At its core, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is about changing the way we think and behave in order to reduce anxiety. It operates on the premise that…

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I Feel Anxious. How Can I Cope? Part 1

June 27, 2024
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If you are reading this post, chances are you’re experiencing some level of anxiety. What if I told you that you hold more control over your anxiety than it does over you? Anxiety often feels overwhelming, but it is important to recognize that you can navigate through it. Anxiousness and Control It is natural to feel consumed by anxiety, as if it is completely beyond your control. However, anxiety is a response to perceived threats or stressors.…

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7 telltale signs you are not coping

September 22, 2014

What do you do when you cut your finger? You instinctively reach for the first aid box and apply a little antiseptic cream to stop the injury from getting infected and perhaps stick on a band aid to offer protection until you heal. But what happens when you are in pain on an emotional level? Does your mind react in a similarly defensive way to help you cope? After all, if the body is so amazing at…

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