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Stress and  COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Thankfully, it isn’t often that we hear about virus outbreaks on a global scale. But with all the talk lately about COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus), many of us are finding ourselves increasingly stressed and worried—about our health, the economy, our paychecks or everyday activities that we generally wouldn’t think twice about. In the face of a challenging situation... View Article

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The Power of Resiliency on the Mind and Body

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We often think of health and wellness as being important for our physical well-being, but what about our mental well-being? The connection between the two—once thought to be the effect stress and anxiety have on sleep loss and muscle tension—has expanded dramatically into more grounded connections between mental and physical health. For example, psychologists now have a biological understanding of... View Article

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What is CBT?

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  We recently posted a question on our  Facebook and Twitter accounts and the responses to that quiz piqued my interest. According to the results, many of our readers have heard of CBT but not many have actually tried it. That made me think that it might be useful to explain how CBT can help an individual – not just with... View Article

Social Anxiety, Stress & Depression during the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

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It’s officially here, the proverbial “most wonderful time of the year.” But for some, especially those living with social anxiety, this time of year may be anything but wonderful. Work parties, family gatherings, holiday travel, it can all get stressful in a hurry for a social anxiety sufferer. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective approaches to dealing... View Article