Resources and education to support your mental health journey.
Has your dating life been put on the back burner because of anxiety? If so, you aren’t alone. Anxiety isn’t fun. It thrives off intrusive thoughts that convince us that opening up to people is terrifying. Off-limits. No-go. Stay away! But with a little bit of help, you can learn to be confident and comfortable dating.
Neurotransmitters, also known as ‘chemical messengers’, help the brain communicate with tissues, muscles, and organs to control bodily functions. They facilitate nerve impulses traveling from one neuron to another neuron or cell. From your gut to your head and even your emotions, these messengers are behind almost everything that goes on inside of you.
Have you ever found yourself deeply absorbed in a movie or book? If so, you may have experienced hypnosis, a naturally occurring state of consciousness. Hypnosis can be induced with help from a therapist or alone. In self-hypnosis, you listen to your own suggestions to achieve your goals. For people with anxiety, self-hypnosis can help them calm anxious nerves and soothe excessive worrying. Read on to learn how to perform self-hypnosis and reduce symptoms of anxiety.
How does it feel to have anxiety? When people talk about anxiety, you might immediately imagine someone who worries excessively. While this is part of the anxiety experience, the effects of anxiety can be seen and felt in the body, too.
Growth mindset or fixed mindset—can the way we think about ourselves and our abilities shape our lives? Absolutely. The way we think about our intellect and talents not only affects the way we feel, it can also affect what we achieve, whether we stick to new habits, or if we will go on to develop new skills.
Anxiety and diarrhea can go hand in hand, with the noise in our minds being deeply connected to unwanted symptoms in our guts. Here’s why anxiety and diarrhea are so intertwined and what steps you can take right now to start feeling better.
Research has found that hypnosis is an effective tool that you can use to reduce your social anxiety. It can help you develop better ways of managing your fears, calming your anxieties in social situations, and improving your quality of life.
Nervous stomach? You're not alone. Pain in the stomach and abdominal area is a common symptom for a range of issues, and anxiety and stress may be responsible for this pain if no other biological cause (e.g., stomach ulcers) can be found.
Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a “public health emergency of international concern”, lives have changed for many of us. Our thoughts, conversations and daily activities have become dominated by the coronavirus narrative.
Suffering from anxiety and constipation? You're not alone. Constipation is a common problem for both children and adults. According to diagnostic criteria, constipation is fewer than three bowel movements in one week. Constipation affects one in five people globally and in higher rates among the elderly.(1),(2)
Ever just know that someone else doesn’t like you without ever finding out for real? If you have, you may have been suffering from one of the many thinking traps or cognitive distortions that can hijack your brain. In 1976, psychologist Aaron Beck first proposed the theory behind cognitive distortions and in the 1980s, David Burns was responsible for popularizing it with common names and examples for the distortions.