Dealing with Anxiety, Part 4: Social Anxiety (Includes Videos)

"Social anxiety disorder, sometimes referred to as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear in social settings. People with this disorder have trouble talking to people, meeting new people, and attending social gatherings. They fear being judged or scrutinized by others. They may understand that their fears are irrational or … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, Part 4: Social Anxiety (Includes Videos)

Dealing with Anxiety, Part 3: The Types of Anxiety

Article Summary: Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorder Types of Anxiety Tips and Tools ___________________________________________________________ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMgbP-PlOps We all have anxiety and fear from time to time. That's just part of being human.  When does normal levels of anxiety begin to look like a disorder?  Frankly stated, anxiety becomes an anxiety disorder when 1) the level of anxiety … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, Part 3: The Types of Anxiety

Centering Prayer and Deep Time: Accessing Your Anchored Self

In my admittedly subjective opinion, the practice of Centering Prayer is one of the greatest practices to help us learn how to be more fully awake and enjoy life in abundance (ref. John 10:10). In this article, we will see how Centering Prayer can help us drop down into our True Self, what I call … Continue reading Centering Prayer and Deep Time: Accessing Your Anchored Self

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