Managing Depression and Anxiety:The Velcro and Teflon Brain

YOU HAVE THE POWER to rewire your brain.  What is required is our attention and intention. It's that simple. And that hard. We now know from neuroscience that our brains are wired to "allow" negative thoughts to instantly cling like Velcro while positive thoughts often bounce off UNLESS we bring our attention and intention to … Continue reading Managing Depression and Anxiety:The Velcro and Teflon Brain

Dealing with Anxiety: List of Tools

Tool #1: Diaphragmatic Breathing Put one hand on your chest and one hand on your abdomen. Now, slow down and deepen your breathing, and when you breathe, try your best to make your hand on your abdomen move up and down more than your hand on your chest.  Just focus on your breathing and how … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety: List of Tools

Dealing with Anxiety, Part 2: The Zones and the Anchored Self

Article Summary: Learning what zones we are experiencing can help us understand what to do with our anxiety. The Green Zone can contain anxiety but it is not defined by it.  We feel relatively centered and joyful. The Gray Zone is characterized by the onset of feeling overwhelmed.  We can learn to skirt major problems … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, Part 2: The Zones and the Anchored Self

Dealing with Anxiety, Part 1: An Invitation

Article Summary: Learning about how anxiety plays out in our life can lead us to real transformation. We need not fear anxiety but see it as a teacher to help us get grounded. Living in a grounded way allows us to embody our Anchored Self, which is who really are.   Instead of being victims … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, Part 1: An Invitation

Anxiety: College Students Share Their Experience

At UD, the vast majority of our clients present with anxiety and stress.  I will be sharing information about anxiety, the different types of anxiety, and some tips on how to deal with it.  IT DOES GET BETTER!!  Please watch the video below that is published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For article, click … Continue reading Anxiety: College Students Share Their Experience