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Category: Anxiety

21 Jan
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Quick Tip to Manage Panic Attacks

Transcription: Hey yall! I’m here for a quick tip to give you on learning how to manage panic attacks.  I’m heard a lot from my friends, from my clients about how in the world do I manage a panic attack when I’m in the middle of it.  I wanted to hop on and give you […]

29 Dec
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Ways to Conquer High-Functioning Anxiety

What are repetitive thoughts and why might they be a sign of high-functioning anxiety? Repetitive thoughts are thoughts that are stuck in your head and play over and over again.  Many times repetitive thoughts are intrusive and occur when you are not expecting them to.  High level occupations and entrepreneurs often share the quality of […]

15 Dec
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Meet the Counselor- Lauren Vilar

What do you love most about therapy? Being a therapist excites and fulfills me. I truly believe it is what I was meant to do with my life.  I work a lot with people who have experienced some very difficult experiences in their lives and the absolute raw strength that they exhibit is nothing short […]

13 Oct

Psychological hack

Three easy steps Are you feeling down? Not as motivated or confident as usual?  Try these psychological hacks.  You can trick your mind into thinking more positively and change you outlook.  Give it a try, an actual try, when you need a mental boost. 1) Take a hero stance.  Marvel portrays all their heroes in […]

06 Oct
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: do you have it?

Anxiety can manifest in different people different ways. Some experience anxiety primarily physically, like an upset stomach or racing heart.  Others may recognize their anxiety as primarily psychological, like racing thoughts and difficulty concentrating.  Regardless of the type of anxiety you experience, all anxiety disorders share the features of excessive fear and anxiety related disturbances.  […]

16 Sep
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Help Prevent Distress in Hurricane Victims

The Checklist Water, check.  Extra batteries, check.  Sandbags, check.  Non-perishable foods, check.  Every resident of Wilmington was endlessly reviewing the checklist to prepare for Hurricane Florence.  Tension was high as home improvement stores ran out of plywood and propane.  Lines at gas stations were long and many residents were disappointed when they pulled up to […]

11 Aug
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Three tips to avoid burn out

Burn out refers to the mental, physical, and/or emotional drain that is caused by stressors in one’s life.  Work is often blamed for burn out.  However, we can also be burnt out from taking care of family or friends.  We become exhausted and before we know it we’re running on fumes.  Below are three tips […]

28 Jul
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Calling all women

Bitch. A word that hits women to the core.  It is a true insult and one that many avoid.  In my college public speaking course, the class was challenged to provide a five minute speech in front of the class on the first day.  After each student took their turn, the professor remarked the women […]