Anxiety and Stress Management
Did you know that it’s impossible to feel anxious and relaxed at the same time. In fact, a very successful treatment approach is to help people learn new, updated, calming associations to replace old, downloaded, conditioned anxious or phobic responses that were learned from their family environment or from a traumatic event or events. In other words, learning to defrag the hard drive, and update it with new, up-to-date, operating system filled with information that helps people to realize that they are safe, and are no longer in danger. When people feel safe in the world they can live their life more fully and ultimately, the sky’s the limit!
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem among American women and are second to alcohol and drug abuse among men.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Are you suffering from chronic anxiety that lasts for at least six months and your worry is focused on two or more stressful life circumstances (finances, relationships, health, work problems, school performance)?
Panic Disorder: Do you experience acute apprehension or intense fear that seems to come out of the blue, without any reason?
Agoraphobia: Are you afraid you might have a panic attack out in the open and might not be able to escape?
Social Anxiety Disorder: Do you fear being embarrassed or humiliated in social situations where you might be scrutinized by others?
Specific Phobia: Are you afraid and avoid a particular type of object or situation?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Are you spending many hours cleaning, checking or keeping things orderly, to the point that these activities are interfering with your life. Are you having difficulty controlling your obsessive thinking, images or impulses? Do you struggle with compulsive behaviors or rituals that you are compelled to perform to help manage the obsessive thoughts?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Are you suffering from repetitive, distressing thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks following a traumatic event?
There is hope! Lori uses a variety of traditional and alternative methods to help people recover from anxiety and manage stress. See below for a list of effective treatments that Lori uses help people combat their anxiety and stress:
- Relaxation Training
- Healthy Communication Skills for Relationships
- Cognitive Therapy
- Exposure combined with Relaxation
- Panic Control Therapy
- Identifying and Expressing Feelings
- Assertiveness Training
- Reducing Worry Behaviors
- Problem Solving
- Mindfulness Practices
- Lifestyle and Personality Changes
- Energy Psychology
Remember, there is hope! Lori has been working with couples in Redwood City, California (located 20 miles North of Silicon Valley and South of San Francisco) since 1990, over 30 years! Call Lori today for more information about how she can help.