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Sensory Overload Anxiety: Coping for Highly Sensitive People

Sensory Overload Anxiety: Coping for Highly Sensitive People

Sensory overload anxiety can ruin a day for highly sensitive people, especially those with anxiety disorders. Learn how to deal with it on HealthyPlace and don't let it ruin another moment.

Sensory overload anxiety can be a real problem for highly sensitive people (HSP). While not all highly sensitive people face intense anxiety, it’s common for highly sensitive people to experience sensory overload anxiety from common, everyday occurrences. But with the right anxiety coping skills, we can better prepare and cope with the challenges of living as a highly sensitive person with anxiety.

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An Anxiety Relief Exercise That Uses Your Body as Resource

An Anxiety Relief Exercise That Uses Your Body as Resource

Anxiety relief exercises focus on getting rid of your tension. This anxiety relief exercise uses your body as a resource of calm, not nervous energy. Try it.

Anxiety relief exercises often draw your attention to the anxiety itself. But this one uses your body as a resource to calm anxiety (Ignore Anxiety–Pay Attention to What Anxiety Is Not). Your body is one of the most important resources you can use to treat anxiety. What does it really mean to use the body as a resource? Learn more and try this anxiety relief exercise.

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Use Mindful Eating to Reduce Anxiety

Use Mindful Eating to Reduce Anxiety

Mindful eating is one of the simplest ways we can reduce anxiety. Daily mealtime is the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness tools that can ease anxiety.

Mindful eating habits are one of the simplest ways we can reduce anxiety. Food is one of the most fundamental ways we nourish our physical and mental health. But it’s not just what we eat, but how we prepare and consume our food. Given that we eat daily, mealtime is the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness tools that can help ease anxiety.

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How Online Therapy for Anxiety Can Help You

How Online Therapy for Anxiety Can Help You

Online therapy for anxiety disorders can be very effective, despite the myths. Discover why online therapy for anxiety treatment may be especially effective.

Online therapy for anxiety can help relieve the stress of searching for a therapist. When you’re in an anxious state, finding a good therapist can feel daunting. If you find someone, it may take weeks for an appointment. Many are turning towards the convenience of online therapy. And for people with anxiety, there are particular aspects of online therapy that can be helpful.

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How to Prevent Anxiety with Self-Care in the New Year

How to Prevent Anxiety with Self-Care in the New Year

Prevent anxiety with self-care that honors who you are. You can feel less anxious using these self-care tips to treat and prevent anxiety in the new year.

If you want to prevent anxiety as we enter the new year, better self-care may be on your list of resolutions. But how quickly do we veer off course when we set lofty expectations for ourselves? I’d like to offer some tips to help you build a self-care practice to prevent anxiety without exacerbating it in the process.

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Reduces Anxiety

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Reduces Anxiety

Rational emotive behavior therapy can help correct irrational thoughts that lead to anxiety. What are your irrational thoughts? Try this REBT exercise.

I recently attended a rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) training and I began thinking more about using it to reduce my own anxiety. Rational emotive behavior therapy, the first form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), was developed by Albert Ellis in the 1950s. The REBT approach encourages us to dispute irrational thinking to develop healthy emotional self-regulation.

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Cognitive Restructuring: A CBT Technique for Social Anxiety

Cognitive Restructuring: A CBT Technique for Social Anxiety

Cognitive restructuring is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help you reduce social anxiety. Try this cognitive restructuring exercise for yourself.

Limiting beliefs and thoughts are often at the root of social anxiety. If we trust these limiting beliefs, we give our thoughts undue power. Cognitive restructuring is one technique used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat social anxiety.

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5 Ways to Ease Seasonal Anxiety Naturally

5 Ways to Ease Seasonal Anxiety Naturally

You can manage seasonal anxiety naturally, without medication in many cases. Learn how to ease seasonal anxiety naturally with these simple tips.

I experience seasonal anxiety, so naturally I expect it–but never as soon as it appears. Today I peered out the window, and there it was. A wave of anxiety rolled through my body. It was a familiar jolt that reacted to a common anxiety trigger—a cold, blustery day with a sky darker than my favorite charcoal gray t-shirt. Autumn is here and winter is coming. Naturally, seasonal anxiety is too.

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Manage Anxiety with Food: What We Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Manage Anxiety with Food: What We Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Foods can help manage anxiety or increase anxiety. Here are some foods that manage anxiety symptoms and your mental health in general. What to eat? Read this.

It makes sense for anxious people to manage anxiety with food–after all, we’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” When it comes to mental health, knowing foods that help or hurt you is especially important. Partaking in some foods or drinks, such as alcohol, can make us anxious and depressed in the long term. Consuming others, like the ones below, can calm our minds and help manage anxiety with food.

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Managing Specific Fears or Phobias with an Anxiety Disorder

Managing Specific Fears or Phobias with an Anxiety Disorder

Specific fears and phobias can make general anxiety symptoms worse. Here are some ways you can deal with increased anxiety from specific fears or phobias. Nearly all of us with anxiety disorders have a specific fear or phobia that sends our anxiety into overdrive. For some people, it may be a fear of public speaking. For others, the specific fear or phobia may be the subway or dentist appointments. Whatever it is, the fear sends our hearts racing and this specific fear or phobia makes managing our everyday levels of anxiety that much harder.

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