Tag Archives: Anxiety

From Fear to Faith

    In today’s world,   anxiety increases with instant media, and personal anonymity. People text, twitter, and phone, but do not see each other face-to face.  Trust in one another breaks down, with news headlines of bombings, mass shootings, and threats … Continue reading

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War and Peace

  War and Peace   Entering therapy at the VA Clinic for depression, Tom gets in touch with his anger toward his wife. He recalls her taunting him and calling the police, reporting he was beating her. Refusing to come … Continue reading

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The Anxiety Ladder

Beth relives her military trauma. Clutching her purse nervously, gazing at the floor, she walks with me to my office. After suffering an assault while on base while serving overseas,  she admits she is reluctant to tell her story.   Pressured … Continue reading

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Do you have an anxious personality?

Anxiety can also often be experienced in place of other feelings. In working with anxious people, I see anxiety as part of experiencing fear. However, for some, anxiety masks feelings more difficult to express, like anger, guilt, or grief. Growing … Continue reading

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How can writing down your fears help you with trauma? Write it down, reduce your fears!

In Henriette Klauser’s book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, her friend, Janine,  says, “Writing is a good way to force my negative emotional reactions into words, and not stomach churnings.” Klauser describes how writing separates your dreams from your fears. … Continue reading

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