- January 1st, 2014
I am celebrating the one-year anniversary of the beginning of my life.
It’s hard to believe it has been a year already. It’s also hard to believe that I’ve come so far over the course of this past year. Though last Christmas Eve I thought my life was ending, it was really just a beginning, and it led me to this seat to write my story.How I learned to slow downBy Hayley Hobson
- May 1st, 2013
As a teacher I have spent most of my career seeking new and innovative ways to support children with intense anxiety. Kids living with high levels of anxiety often have a hard time coping with things that other kids may shrug off as no big deal, or not notice in the first place.Strategies and resources to help anxious children find social successBy Kari Dunn Buron
- May 1st, 2013
Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium. You probably know someone taking one of these antianxiety drugs or have taken them yourself. What you might not know is that these tranquilizing drugs, nicknamed “benzos,” are more addictive than antidepressants, painkillers, and even heroin.World-class rock climber reveals the dangers of antianxiety drugs in Death GripBy Kristin Bjornsen
- March 1st, 2013
Lavender has been known for quite some time to calm nerves, restore balance, and promote rest. That is why it’s commonly used in linen sprays, potpourri, perfumes, and oils. But now a clinically-studied lavender oil supplement has been discovered as a safe, non-habit-forming way to help you feel more relaxed and stay productive.
- March 1st, 2013
A survey conducted last fall by the Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis in Toronto found that public perception of hypnosis is improving, but that some old myths die hard.
- January 1st, 2012
“Sidestep Dementia by Avoiding Animal Protein” Advises Leading British PsychotherapistStay in the game with the latest breaking news about Integrative Health.
The act of meditating may seem like some far-flung Eastern practice that only shaman and lamas can practice with success. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, there are many benefits from meditating that spiritual leaders have enjoyed for thousands of years.
- October 1st, 2010Relax—it’s possible to curb your anxiety without drugs.By Julie Dugdale
- March 1st, 2009
If you are having a panic attack, you typically experience rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, tightness in the throat, dizziness, and nausea. If that sounds like your experience, I can at least assuage your fears a bit: Panic attacks can feel scary—like you’re having a heart attack—but they won’t kill you.I think I’m having panic attacks, but I don’t want to take antianxiety drugs. I’ve heard bad things about them. Is there anything natural I can do?By James S. Gordon, MD
- January 1st, 2009
Once a bright student in his Gaza City classroom, 16-year-old Ahmed (name changed to protect identity) could no longer concentrate. His school performance took a nosedive after he watched Israeli soldiers kill his best friend. Images from that day haunted him: his friend’s body in pieces, his face ghostly white, and blood everywhere.Nightmares. Anxiety. Flashbacks. A traumatic event can trap you in a cycle of pain. Get your life back with these mind-body techniques.By Kristin Bjornsen