What Avoidance Has to Do with Anxiety

The equation seems obvious. Anxiety can be agonizing. Even at it’s best, it is no fun at all. Therefore, avoiding anxiety makes a whole lot of sense. Right? Well…as you know, things aren’t always that simple. Let’s start by introducing the concept of negative...

8 Clear Ways Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationships

According to attachment theory, established by 1960’s relationship experts John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, children and their primary caregivers develop relationships that inform children’s adult relationships later in life. Essentially, adults have four general...

Recognizing the Symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety, as an emotion, is not always a “condition.” It’s a normal part of our emotional life. However, when you experience extreme anxiety, it could be a condition. One that makes life taxing and generally worrisome. If you feel an exaggerated response to everyday...

10 Ways to Get Through the Grief of a Broken Relationship

It’s over. The relationship you thought was solid has crumbled. You feel confused, hurt, lost.   You are telling yourself you failed and wonder if you will ever find someone else.  Your attempts to “get over it” are not working, nor is trying to power through the...

What is Focusing Oriented Therapy?

What is Focusing-Oriented Therapy? Most traditional methods of working on oneself are mostly pain centered. People get to repeat over and over their painful emotions without knowing how to use the body’s own inherently positive direction and force. Every bad...

5 Reasons Why Couples Therapy Should Not be Your Last Hope

So, how does couples therapy sound? Honestly. When you imagine the process of seeking out a stranger to tell your troubles to, are you looking forward to it?  Or do you believe the sign on your therapist’s door may as well read: “Welcome to your last resort.” After...

Calm Your Anxiety with These 7 Simple Strategies

Are you on high alert? Worried, fearful, ready to fight, or ready to run? Are you too anxious to really even concentrate on what you’re reading right now? Or maybe you’re fine this minute…but you’re increasingly worried because you know that anxiety is coming soon, to...