Calming myself (part 1)

A post on Facebook led to a link to an article with 49 phrases to use to calm an anxious child.  I am going to explain how these can be used to calm an anxious adult, especially yourself:  (My inner child needed lots of calming, especially when I was in counseling and remembering my past.) …

Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the leading and aggravating symptoms of PTSD.  My daughter-in-law posted a link to an awesome article on anxiety.  Not everyone with PTSD experiences anxiety.  Not everyone with anxiety has PTSD.  However, I believe this article can help people understand what she experiences with anxiety.  She did label it with trigger warnings. …

Tips to help anxiety

Pushing myself to the limits of my endurance, finances, and emotional ends sometimes sets me up to more likely have an anxiety attack. PTSD Breaks the Silence posted some awesome suggestions.  Click on the name below to go to their web page if you have Facebok PTSD Break The Silence PTSD and Panic Attacks –…

Make a Stress box

 I joined twitter to be able to access a friends blog.  I don’t usually read anything from it, but twitter hates to be ignored so sends me emails with things that might interest me.  They actually did.  This is a tweet by Dr. Michele Borba.   Dr. Michele Borba ‏@micheleborba  #Kidstressbuster #3 Make Stress Box…

Anxiety attacks

Stereo typical behaviors of anxiety sometimes eclipse subtle or different forms that can happen.  Facebook shared a few suggestions. (If whoever owns the picture objects and wishes me to take it down, I will do so.  I hope, however, you allow it to stay to help others. I did a search but couldn’t find the…

Change is a choice

I am continuing on with the Maladaptive schema and the things that my counselor taught me to counter act each one.  There isn’t one of them that I can’t change when I understand that I have choices.  I need to learn more and work hard but not impossible. http://weareone-ruth.blogspot.com/2015/05/maladaptive-schemas.html Judy’s 7- 12 https://theprojectbyjudy.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/roots-to-blossom-post-2/ 7.  VULNERABILITY…

Flooding

Flooding is a really good description of what happens when I am overwhelmed by anxiety.  My hearing loss increases, I can’t digest my food, I can become disoriented, and I lose coordination. Being teased as a child about being clumsy I better understand now what I experienced was such a high level of anxiety that…