Perfection. We all dream of achieving it. Some of us more than others. Of course, great achievements or outstanding work can give us a feeling of satisfaction and lift our self-esteem. But the unrelenting pursuit of perfection can cause quite the opposite. In fact, perfectionism can lead to chronic stress and anxiety.
Why do therapists, physicians, even your best friends tell you to “slow down and take a deep breath” when you’re anxious and upset? They know what your body knows: intentional deep, calming breath settles the emotion, clears the mind, and soothes the body. The breath is our built-in tool for calm and self-correction. You become [...]
The idea of bringing calm and peace to the mind and body is something therapists share across many therapeutic approaches. Whether a therapist teaches you to manage your emotional trauma and pain through the practice of mindfulness meditation, somatic therapy, or Rapid Resolution Therapy, two important factors come into play: turning inward and utilizing the [...]
Imagine you have a dog that you have trained to bark at intruders. Yet, instead of only alerting you when there is a danger, the dog barks at everyone: the mailman, your boyfriend, strangers passing by on the sidewalk. In fact, the dog’s barking prevents you from inviting friends and family over, impedes you from taking [...]
Work-related anxiety is a condition that has long-lasting effects on the mental and emotional health of sufferers. Some 72 percent of people suffering from it and say that it obstructs their lives to some extent. Why is there such a struggle? And what can you do to alleviate this anxiety?