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Stress Management
Written by Irina Kerzhnerman, PhD   
It's a Matter of Life and Health

It's common sense that we all need to manage our stress. But, did you know that managing stress effectively is a matter of life and of health?  


Anxiety Panic Attack
Written by Richard Kuhns   
This article is mainly written for the professional treating anxiety panic attack via hypnosis, biofeedback, psychotherapy, psychiatry... However, the sufferer may use the information to guide his/her therapist.
The True Message of Anxiety
Written by Steven Stosny, Ph.D.   
Anxiety is a feeling that something bad might happen and that you will not be able or willing to cope. Misinterpreting the true message of your anxiety keeps you walking on eggshells.
The Holidays Aren't Stressful
Written by Scott Sheperd Ph.D   

Just Because You're Screwed Up, Don't Blame Christmas

As we start to move into the holiday season we will start hearing about how stressful the holidays are. This all comes from our distorted belief that "stress" is somehow "out there" in the world and not a result of our thinking processes. Stress is a word that supposedly reflects a physiological state whereby certain hormones are kicked into the system affecting certain organs. Nowadays stress is this nebulous force out there in the world. We are "under stress" and "coping with stress" and dealing with "stressful jobs" and "stressful holidays."

Stress And Illness
Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.   
Jack, 60 years old, is a client of mine. Jack had been in a very difficult, codependent marriage with Stella - a marriage where Jack completely gave himself up in his attempts to avoid Stella's anger, threats and blame. Jack sought my help regarding extricating himself from this very unhappy relationship and was finally able to end the marriage. Subsequently, Jack sent me the following email:
Social Anxiety
Written by John R. Cook, Ph.D.   
Mid life for me, as most people, is a time of personal review, trying to fathom the twists and turns in life that have brought me to where I am today. Among the questions I have asked myself is: What led me to specialize in treating social anxiety? Upon private reflection, the most compelling reason is that I, like many of my clients, have suffered from that disorder. We are in good company. Just over 10% of North Americans can expect to suffer from social anxiety at some time in our lives.
Stress and High Blood Pressure
Written by Dr. Armughan Riaz   
Stress can make blood pressure go up for a while, and it has been thought to contribute to high blood pressure. But the long-term effects of stress are as yet unclear. Stress management techniques do not seem to prevent high blood pressure. However, such techniques may have other benefits, such as making you feel better or helping you to control over-eating thus helping in decreasing your blood pressure.


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