Reducing Anxiety

Anxiety is one of those unnecessary but common struggles in life. In most cases it is something that can be reduces with the right advice and lots of practice. Here are three tips to help you on your journey to overcome anxiety.

 

1. Try not to think about events too far ahead

You might think that I am saying to avoid planning, but I am not. I am an advocate for making plans. Make a 2 or 5 year plan if you can because it is a smart thing to do. What you don’t want to do is to plan and then stress about everything little thing that does not go according to plan.

 

I say avoid planning too far ahead to reduce the chances of you stressing about those little moments. Don’t take this advice and abuse it. What I mean by that is, makes sure you know deadlines for important things that you want to do and plan accordingly. Learn how to plan and yet be spontaneous at the same time.

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2. Make time for fun activities

Go hiking, running, rock climbing or walking. No matter what it is make sure you’re having fun. The fun can be as simple as baking cookies. The point is to do something that will help you not think about whatever it is that causes the anxiety.

 

The only problem with having fun is going back to reality afterwards. That does not have to be the case. Learn how to maintain that mindset that you have while enjoying your fun activity. Don’t forget that you have the power to not stress about life’s happenings.

 

3. Realize the difference between worrying and anxiety attacks

It is completely normal to worry it is one of the ways that the human body reacts to certain situations, but anxiety attacks start when we stay in the state of worry. Learn how to limit the amount of time that you worry.

 

The fact is that you will worry about something, but you don’t have to dwell on it forever. Learn to worry for a moment and then do something about it (if it is in your power to do so). If you can’t do anything to change whatever you’re worrying about then it is best to just let it go.

 

Counseling is available

When all else fails there are counselors that can help you! Contact a Morgan Hill counselor to help you through many situations, even anxiety. Don’t hesitate to set an appointment if you don’t see a change in behavior.

Therapy Services at Morgan Hill

I find it useful to draw on different therapy models and teachings to best tailor my work with you to fit your needs. In the near future I plan to offer equine facilitated psychotherapy to clients who benefit from this type of intervention.

When working with two or more people, my approach as a therapist and facilitator is that there is no right person and no wrong person in either conflicts of need or conflicts of value. When we slow things down and use listening skills to track, validate and express empathy for the other, a shift of understanding occurs, which can trigger growth and healing.

In our work I will help you build a conscious, mindful relationship. I am on the path towards Certification as an Imago Therapist and meet regularly with Dr. Bruce Crapuchettes and Dr. Francine Beauvoir of the Pasadena Institute for Relationships who instructed me and critique my work.

MY PURPOSE: to provide you with a safe space to work on your goals, in a manner that serves your best interests as you define them. I work to facilitate you to find your way; I will never offer advice or tell you what I think is best for you, but rather will support and encourage you to find what is alive in you. I will help you find your voice. Regardless of your situation and problem, I believe there is always a way to make positive change.

MY METHOD: I provide 60 and 90 minute sessions to individuals, and a minimum of 90 minute sessions to couples. I work on a sliding scale, and will discuss fees with you prior to our first session. (Please see my fees page). As an elder with a background rich in experience, I work well with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and cultures. I offer afternoon and evening appointments. I believe in a family systems approach and draw on Cognitive Behavioral interventions as well as Narrative theory and interventions.

For individuals, I provide help, encouragement and support with many issues, including but not limited to:

  • Trauma and abuse issues, PTSD
  • Depression, Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem
  • Making goals and striving to achieve them
  • Communication Skills to Improve Your Relationships
  • Grief

For those whose relationships trouble them (couples, families, parents/children, and individuals), I provide interventions that help facilitate positive change in dealing with

  • Relationship issues between spouses/partners, conflict between parents and children.
  • Parenting issues.
  • Dysfunctional family dynamics
  • Challenging Life Transitions including Career Changes, Trauma

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Morgan Hill Anxiety Counseling

Morgan Hill Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety is much more than feeling nervous before you make a presentation or ask that person out on a date who you’ve been eyeing for months. True anxiety can be overwhelming and debilitating and can negatively affect both your personal and professional life.

Morgan Hill Counseling is here to help our friends and neighbors in the Morgan Hill, CA area. If you’re sick of anxiety controlling your life, we’re here to help you start truly living again.

It doesn’t have to be this way forever.

Whether your anxiety affects you once a year or every single day, there are skills that you can learn to deal with your condition. Your Morgan Hill counselor will help you identify what triggers your anxiety and how to deal with it once it arrives.

Call today – don’t wait.

Call us at 408-469-4995. We are conveniently located in Morgan Hill, CA (about 12 miles south of San Jose).

You don’t have to suffer alone anymore. We’re here to help you stop hiding from the world because of your anxiety and start enjoying your life again. You deserve it.

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