What to do when the Boogeyman is real

When the boogeyman is real This blog post is timely, but also timeless. It’s a challenge I face with every client from time-to-time, but particularly those with anxiety.  It’s when I am trying to encourage interruption of established patterns or introducing the concept of cognitive distortions and the universe validates their worldview. (Crap.) So how do we address anxiety when the boogeyman is real? The individual afraid of cars… gets…

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Stress Management

In addition to being my birthday, November 7th is also National Stress Awareness Day! Let's talk more about stress management. What is stress? Stress is a natural response to a perceived threat. A threat can be literal and physical, like a bear, but can also be threats of, say, missing a deadline. It's all a matter of perception. One person's stress response may be very different from another person's. And…

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