Posts with the tag “anxiety”
Cycles of Response - Improving Communication
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on June 11th, 2019
Ever heard the saying “humans are creatures of habit?” Well our thoughts, feelings, and responses can also become habitual. Habitual thought patterns and behaviors can become problematic as the response often does not match the circumstance or the desired outcomes. The diagram demonstrates an unhelpful cycle of response and healthy way to approach internal processes and communication. Let’s explo...
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on April 1st, 2019
Looking for ways to reduce stress? Take a few minutes to watch this video and practice relaxation.
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on August 1st, 2017
Next time you are outside, look up at the sky and notice the clouds. Notice the shapes and sizes, the colors, and the movement. Then bring your attention to your thoughts and feelings. Think of your thoughts and feelings as clouds you just observed in the sky. Picture that you, your body, and your general being are like the open sky, which provides the space for clouds to form and pass by. As tho...
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on July 4th, 2017
Racing heart, pounding in ears, nausea, stomach cramps, difficulty breathing, dizziness, blurry or spotty vision, thoughts of dying or going crazy, dry mouth, sweat, and numbness in the face, feet, and arms. Do these symptoms sound familiar? If so, you have met our friend anxiety. All of us have experienced anxiety at different times in our lives. Whether we felt our dry tongue and lips sticking t...