Category: Anxiety & Stress

Relaxation: Simple (As Breathing) But Not Easy

September 18, 2015 | By

by Dr. Bert Pitts Stressful times call for good coping strategies. By far the best coping strategy for stress and anxiety is, purely and simply, to SIT STILL AND BREATHE. Breathing, depending on how you do it, either helps or hinders your ability to relax and remain calm. When you are stressed or anxious, your […]

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Newest Relaxation Breathing Strategies

September 18, 2015 | By

by Dr. Bert Pitts Remember #10 in the “21 Ways To Manage Your Stress” on the left, where I gave you that secret about the really great massage therapy practice in our building? Well, I was talking to Shannon Preston the other day (OK, yes, during a wonderful massage) and she told me about a […]

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21 Ways to Manage Your Stress

September 17, 2015 | By

by Dr. Bert Pitts A few holiday tips: Learn and understand what stress is, what it is not, and that not all stress is bad. You can think of stress as physical, mental, and/or emotional tension and strain that has no clear source, instead, is just “there” or free-floating. We human beings are designed to […]

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Leading the Free World in Stress and Isolation (article summary)

October 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Tori Deangelis, writer in Syracuse, New York, contributed the compelling article, “America: A Toxic Lifestyle?” to the April 2007 edition of the APA Monitor on Psychology. She based her article on a 2006 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 295), led by Sir Michael Marmot, Ph.D., of University College London Medical […]

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Anxiety and Panic Disorder

October 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Anxiety is an emotion that serves important preparatory and signaling functions, but which can easily escalate, “derail”, and become disruptive. Anxiety is intended to signal us about impending threat or danger, and cause the adrenal or “fight or flight” system to become activated. Unfortunately, the human brain cannot discriminate between real danger and that which […]

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