How to Deal With Anxiety: 11 Top Tricks from Therapists. 5 mental health podcasts by therapists of color — Redefine Enough. Hosted by licensed therapist, davia roberts You didn't think I'd write an entire blog post about mental health podcasts and not mention my own, did you???
That's silly! If you're a woman of color who loves affirmations and wants to learn more about mental health, AFFIRM is the podcast for you. But because I feel weird writing about my own podcast, I'll share a review from iTunes. Excerpt from "Like Listening to a friend" review "Davia is so real and funny that it feels like I'm just sitting and listening to a friend encourage me.
Community of care. Mindfulness. Self care. Living With High-Functioning and Hidden Anxiety. High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement.
Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. If you look close enough, you can see it in unanswered text messages. High-functioning anxiety feels like… A snake slithering up my back, clamping its jaws shut where my shoulders meet my neck. High-functioning anxiety sounds like… You’re not good enough.
All the while, it appears perfectly calm. It’s always looking for the next outlet, something to channel the never-ending energy. It’s silent anxiety attacks, hidden by smiles. It’s always being busy but also always avoiding, so important things don’t get done. It’s that sharp pang of saying the wrong thing, the one that starts the cycles of thoughts. It’s going back and forth between everyone else has it together but you, and so many people have it tougher than you. Get your act together. 49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child. It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety.
As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments. The Secret to Therapy: It’s a Relationship. Photo credit: Miranda Meadows and David Clinton “Remember: It’s a relationship.”
I stared gratefully at my supervisor as she spoke calm truth into my anxiety. I was about to meet with my first ever therapy client when I had come to the untimely conclusion: I knew nothing. With her words orienting me, I took a deep, fortifying breath, and I began this journey of life as a therapist. In those moments with my first clients, it felt new, and powerful, and terrifying, all at once. If you don't have it, chronic anxiety can be hard to understand. These comics can help. Attention anyone with anxiety who spent time in class with their head down doodling in a notebook: This is a comic series for you.
It’s called Introvert Doodles and started as a “self-pep talk” by a comic who goes by Marzi. She was inspired to explore her identity as an introvert after a personality test made her realize her introverted tendencies weren’t flaws — they were part of her personality. On her site, she explains (in a doodle, of course): “I was surprised when others connected with my doodles on Instagram,” she told The Mighty in an email. Middle-Schoolers Tame Anxiety in "Release" Short Film. “It feels awful, so I try to do everything perfect,” says one student.
It’s a statement we can all relate to—that anxious thought loop: if I just work on myself a little bit more, I’ll make fewer mistakes, and everything will work out better. This short film, titled “Release” takes us into the minds of middle-schoolers, struggling with social queues (“the 7-th graders think they’re the best” and “do I wear makeup?”) , texting habits (“there have been stupid arguments over text messages”), bullying, and balancing homework and activities. The hectic pace changes a few minutes in when students are guided through a mindful breathing practice. You can see on students’ faces that those thoughts are still surfacing—there are knotted brows, and a few frowns—but they begin to dissipate. Living With High-Functioning and Hidden Anxiety. 10 things someone with anxiety wants you to know about dating them. I’ve come to terms with my anxiety.
I’d even say that we’re sometimes friends. But whenever someone comes into my life, romantically or otherwise, they also have to get to know my anxiety. The good news is that, despite the social stigma surrounding mental health, it’s often not that big of a deal. But of course, there are things I want people to know about me and how I see the world. Living With High-Functioning and Hidden Anxiety. High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement.