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Waking Up With Anxiety: Episode 022



” Self care is the love language of the body “

 

If you are waking up feeling anxious there are several things you can do to feel better quickly. Symptoms of anxiety can be physical, mental and emotional. Simple lifestyle adjustments can help manage and reduce the symptoms, while improving the quality of your life. Listen to this weeks episode to find out how.   

 

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Emotional Flow: Episode 21



” Everything is temporary; emotions, thoughts, people, and scenery. Do not become attached, just flow with it. ”

 

Emotions are neither good nor bad, they just are. Learning how to recognize and accept them may take practice, patience and persistence. By acknowledging your emotions, without judgement, you can allow, accept and make space for the experience until it passes or changes. This episode guides you how to begin.

 

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Teaching Your Kids About Mental and Emotional Health: Episode 20



“ There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”  ~ Leonard Cohen

 

Teaching kids about mental and emotional health and how it influences their well-being, is the best way to protect them and give them tools to succeed in life. Today’s podcast encourages you to increase the awareness over mental health matters and get the conversation started with your kids.

 

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Links and resources:

https://www.mhanational.org/childrens-mental-health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/children-and-mental-health/index.shtml

https://childmind.org/

https://namimainlinepa.org/mental-health-books-for-children-and-teens-and-their-parents/

https://www.pixar.com/feature-films/inside-out

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/535865

How to Stop Worrying and Ruminating: Episode 017



“ Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or weeds”

 

Excessive worry or ruminating can have negative consequences. Repetitive negative thinking can lead to or perpetuate poor mental health. Recognizing the pattern and becoming more aware of the link between a person’s mood and their thoughts is the first step in learning adaptive strategies to reduce the impact of negative thinking. Tune in to this weeks episode to learn additional ways to stop worrying and ruminating.

 

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ADHD and Anxiety: Episode 016



 

“You are always one decision away from a totally different life.”

 

ADHD and anxiety can co-occur. Both conditions share overlapping symptoms and can be easily misdiagnosed. Getting an accurate diagnosis is essential in developing a treatment plan. This week’s episode encourages you to dig a bit deeper to gain clarity on what you or a loved one is really struggling with, so you can start making changes in order to live your best life.

 

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Benefits of Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation : Episode 014



“Your body is a self healing organism, but you can help it along the way”

Natural stimulation your vagus nerve helps improve your brain-body communication. Learn simple techniques to increase your vagal tone so your body can relax faster after stress.

 

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Declutter Your Thinking : Episode 008



 

“Your mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, its difficult to see. When its calm, everything becomes clear.”  ~ Prasad Mahes

 

We each have so much stuff going on daily. As a result, the mind can start getting really cluttered. Today’s episode explores 3 thought patterns that can disrupt your clarity and interfere in your mental and emotional functioning.

 

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Covid-19 Psychological Distress: Episode 006



“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it” – Hellen Keller

There has been a shift from everyday “normal” to extreme uncertainty and loss due to the covid-19 virus, and for some, this will be traumatic. Emotional distress shows up in different ways; emotionally, cognitively, physically, spiritually and socially. There is no right or wrong way to feel; however it’s important to find healthy ways to cope. This episode offers a few things to consider to help you or a loved one cope in a healthy way.

 

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Ground Yourself: Episode 003



Grounding is a technique you can use to connect with the present moment, the here and now. It is especially useful during heightened anxiety or when you are having spiraling thoughts. It is a mindfulness technique that gets you out of your head and back into your body. There are many ways to ground yourself, including using your body, your five senses, breath, self-soothing, observing and distracting.
Grounding is not about making an emotion go away, rather it is allowing the experience to exist as you stay present in the moment, while you lower the intensity of distress.

Tune into episode #3 of HMHS show for examples on how to use grounding techniques.

 

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Behaviors that might suggest a teenager is experiencing difficulties



Parents often worry about their teens behavior. It is the norm for teenagers to sometimes appear withdrawn and moody and in their own world, but this shouldn’t last for a long time or interfere with their functioning.

We all have needs, such as feeling safe, liked, understood, and supported and they show up in different ways. There are times, however, when mental health issues can arise when things don’t seem to be going as expected. Your child may be experiencing lack of confidence, anxiety, perhaps even being bullied. Talk to them and help them express their feelings and come up with solutions.

The following is a list of behaviors that might suggest a teenager is experiencing difficulties.

If you are concerned about any of them, talk to your child and get professional help.

  • Becoming withdrawn and losing interest in friends, sports or favorite activities.
  • Having changes in sleep patterns such as not sleeping or sleeping for long periods.
  • Avoiding food, overeating or exercising excessively.
  • Seeming to be preoccupied or obsessed over a particular issue.
  • Having a change in mood such as becoming hostile or having feelings of anxiety or depression.
  • Having a sudden drop in schoolwork.
  • Doing things that don’t make sense to others.
  • Seeing or hearing things that nobody else sees or hears.
  • Being excessively tired or neglecting personal hygiene.
  • Wearing long sleeve clothes in hot weather. It may suggest they are hiding signs of self-harm.