Combat Dread and Anxiety by Combatting Vulnerability to Harm Schema

This post explores Vulnerability to Harm schema, which often plays an integral role in provoking feelings of anxiety and dread in clients with chronic experiences of anxiety. This post provides techniques for retraining the amygdala and overcoming irrational thoughts that provoke and maintain chronic anxiety.

Reactivity Destroys Conversation: Success is in the Approach

This post explores the concept of Amygdala Hijacking, a physiological response to real or perceived threat, which results in loss of memory and impaired cognitive functioning. Amygdala Hijacking prevents productive conversation, impacting relationships negatively, as well is at the root of anxiety, panic disorders, and PTSD.

Priorities: Goalkeeping is Key

This post explores the necessity of defining priorities when setting goals and making decisions. Decision-making should be done by evaluating highest-priority goals and making choices that move us towards those goals.

Solution Focus: Letting the Exception Rule

This post explores Solution Focused Therapy and how to look for a solution by looking at the exceptions to a problem, or by focusing on when the problem does not occur.

Caveman No More: Surviving Modern Day Anxiety

This post explores the origins of the concept of anxiety and how it may be experienced in modern times. This post includes 5 techniques to practice to lessen and control anxious symptoms.

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