Author Archive | Lisa Klarner

Calming the Storms of an Anxious Mind

Anxiety is powerful and intense. For someone with anxiety, when these feelings arise, it is like a storm brewing inside. We try to resist it, but it’s no use sometimes because we allow the negative thoughts to take hold and have an impact on our body. When I feel the anxiety storm growing, I know […]

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The Power of Our Thoughts: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety

There are many types of therapies that can be used to treat anxiety.  One type of therapy I used was called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT.  This technique was a great help in my healing.  You can find out more about CBT in the Nature’s Pathways article I published this month.

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Social Anxiety Disorder at School

I’ve been reflecting on the past lately, thinking about the days when I had unbearable anxiety in social situations. Sitting in a classroom listening to the teacher, my heart would pound intensely, my palms slick with sweat, my stomach tight as the dreaded ball of heat formed and crept from my stomach, up through my […]

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How to support a person with anxiety

It’s often difficult for people to know what to say to a person suffering with social anxiety disorder.  This Huffington Post article gives some high level suggestions on the way to handle  a conversation with someone who has anxiety:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/what-to-say-anxiety_n_5978918.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000033

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What are people with social anxiety thinking?

Came across this article in Psychology Today and the author, Dr. Leahy, does an excellent job explaining what a person with social anxiety is thinking.  Read on to check it out yourself…   http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/201410/social-anxiety-what-will-people-think

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With Every Anxious Heartbeat

When I was pregnant with my son, who is now 9, I had a heartbeat monitor that I used to check his heartbeat every day. I would place that sensor on my belly and listen to his tiny heart beating. Doing this helped my own heartbeat to normalize, reducing my anxiety that something was going […]

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Mindfulness and Children

Incorporating mindfulness into our lives can be a very helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety and pull us back to the present moment.  It is becoming much more common for the concept of mindfulness to be introduced to children too because of all the benefits it can bring to them.  This article on the […]

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Help! My Child Has Anxiety

Parenting is a joy and a challenge.  When we have a  child with anxiety, this adds a level of complexity that makes the parenting experience even more challenging.  Interested in finding out what types of parenting styles can help or hinder anxious children?  Looking for some action steps that you can take home with you […]

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