Are You Suffering From Preoperative Anxiety?

Hospital anxiety

Having surgery is never easy. Patients worry that the procedure is successful and that they recover well. It’s totally fine to be afraid. But when that fear is excessive and keeps them from functioning normally, it can become a bigger problem. In this article, we’ll talk about preoperative anxiety and tips on how to help…

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How does your body feel right now?

Walking down steps

When looking at an unpleasant reaction to an event you have had, imagine you in a four-story building. On your first floor, there is the event: perhaps the event is tripping over some wires around your computer table. Your brain recognizes what has happened. On your second floor is pain. Your brain is well equipped…

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Finding therapy and support can be confusing

It’s nice to have somewhere to talk about your difficulties, but is that the reason for therapy? As a Registered Nurse and a Hypnotherapist, this is one of the frustrations I often hear when people schedule their appointments. These conversations either occur when I have someone arrive for their initial screening or while I am…

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Are You Ready to Bounce Back? Adapt and Show Grit

We are going through a tough time. In the last of March, An ABC News/Washington Post survey found that 77 percent of people were experiencing stress as a result of the new coronavirus outbreak, and it still is experienced globally. And now the world watches us as we enter another pandemic, a social one.  Can you imagine living…

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Childhood Stress (for Parents)

Childhood Stress (for Parents) Sometimes I wish I was a kid again, don’t you? I would play all day long, have fun, not go to work, and not worry about paying bills. However, the world of children is not necessarily free of worry. When I am helping kids, I listen to their stories and observe…

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How Can You Protect Yourself from Stress?

When you turn on the TV or check your newsfeed, chances are you’ll be hit with some sort of a negative story. Although statistically, violent crimes in American are falling, we’ve probably never felt so much tension and anxiety about our safety. According to the Pew Research Center, less than half of all violent crimes…

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Life is Not Always What It Seems

Sometimes life is not what it seems Sometimes our senses deceive us. What we think and perceive is gathered through our senses then sorted within our brain to create a useful interpretation of our world. But our senses are not perfect. Clarifying information is beneficial and allows us to determine what is the essential data…

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