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Laurel Parnell, Ph.D "Resource Tapping"

http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/599ef999a89782acb5c475041e722c80/ Laurel Parnell, PhD, is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist...

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Resource tapping gives us access to calming resources wherever we are.

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Resourcing nurturing, love, competence - and changing yourself in positive ways - building strength neurologically. 

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Befriending Anxiety

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The world would be quite a dangerous place without pain. It may seem odd but imagine the potential damage if a person did not have an instinctive, natural response when something was causing them h...
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Make friends with anxiety...it's friends with you. 

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Anneke Schagen's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:04 PM

We can not stay safe, love, grow and achieve our full potential without pain. And still we are made to believe that most pains, physical as well as psychological can be cured by popping a pill......

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The Waiting Game: How To Play It Well -

The Waiting Game: How To Play It Well - | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
Waiting isn’t fun. Longing for an opportunity to arise or a difficult season to pass can be excruciating.
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Dr. Kate Sweeny suggests that the most painful part of waiting is learning how to hold uncertainty. Here are 4 tips to help you wait well.

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Dr. Deb: Understanding Ambivalence

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Understanding Ambivalence

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Dr. Deborah Serani helps you reframe your perspective and loose yourself from the trap of indecision

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Turn Change Into Opportunity

Turn Change Into Opportunity | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
7 steps to making the unexpected work for you
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Change is inevitable. Learn how to make it work for you!

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Can We Make Sense of Dating and Mating? (Part 3) - Building a Life Together

Can We Make Sense of Dating and Mating? (Part 3) - Building a Life Together | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
Nothing helps clarify your values like being in an intimate, committed relationship. We are often unaware of our deeply held values and goals. But when your partner-to-be says or does something tha...
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Excellent article about creating a pre-marital conversation that honors both partners and integrates goals with values. 

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Laurel Parnell, Ph.D "Resource Tapping"

http://www.eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/599ef999a89782acb5c475041e722c80/ Laurel Parnell, PhD, is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist...

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Resource tapping gives us access to calming resources wherever we are.

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Lorna Christensen's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:12 PM

Resourcing nurturing, love, competence - and changing yourself in positive ways - building strength neurologically. 

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Scary Thoughts

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefella/5714866351/ Photograph by Conor MacNeill With Halloween around the corner, it seems like a good idea to go a little scary at Fuller Life Family Therapy. This w...
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Our own thoughts can have as much power to make us feel scared as actual threats. Insights into how to notice our thoughts and respond with compassion.

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Reducing Your Anxiety

This simple presentation describes the causes of anxiety and then gives some resources to alleviate it.

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Negative Emotions are Key to Well-Being

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Negative Emotions are Key to Well-Being

Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health.

 

Anger and sadness are an important part of life, and new research shows that experiencing and accepting such emotions are vital to our mental health. Attempting to suppress thoughts can backfire and even diminish our sense of contentment.

 

Instead of backing away from negative emotions, accept them. Acknowledge how you are feeling without rushing to change your emotional state. Many people find it helpful to breathe slowly and deeply while learning to tolerate strong feelings or to imagine the feelings as floating clouds, as a reminder that they will pass. I often tell my clients that a thought is just a thought and a feeling just a feeling, nothing more.


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Pamir Kiciman's comment, May 3, 2013 10:43 AM
A lot of insight in those so called negative emotions. When they are truly heard, they tend to integrate better, and become harmonious.
Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:52 PM

The point is always the same... If we refuse something, this comes back even bigger! Whike if we accept we are made of different parts (emotions), without putting an excessive judgment on it, we will soon experience a real balance and a steady well-being!

 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 7, 2013 11:34 PM

We learn so much about ourselves when we are aware and allow our negative emotions with a sense of curiousity. Learning to walk alongside instead of up against our negative emotion is important to our emotional health.  

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Healing Yoga for Trauma

Simple, gentle yoga therapy practice for releasing trauma, provided by Niroga Institute. Following the yoga practice is an excerpt from an interview about yo...
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Healing yoga routine for traumatic stress.

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How To Stop Worrying

How To Stop Worrying | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
Temper anxiety and learn how to stop worrying using this mindfulness-based approach taught by Alfred James.
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Anxiety and the Amygdala

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Anxiety and the Amygdala

The amygdala in the brain's limbic system has a role is in the processing of emotional reactions like anxiety or 'flight or fight' responses. Dealing with anxiety will help you express your creative talents more fully.


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Flying from Anxiety in January

Flying from Anxiety in January | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
Not only does January mean the beginning of a new year, it also means the end of the holiday season. While for a blessed few the holidays is a time of peace, joy, and happiness, for many it means s...
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How to Fact-Check Your Biggest Worries – Robyn Cruze

How to Fact-Check Your Biggest Worries – Robyn Cruze | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
Learn how to fact-check your worries, reducing anxiety, clearing your head and focusing on what you value.
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Instead of waking up with a worse case scenario on your mind, or carrying a sense of doom all day, use these tools to overcome lingering anxiety.

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Inner Conflict: The Refining Fire -

Inner Conflict: The Refining Fire - | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it

The healthiest way to respond to nagging discomfort of inner conflict is to face it. By facing inner conflict, you have the opportunity to gain a strengthened sense of self, better problem-solving skills, increased authenticity, more self-compassion and increased integrity.

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When we truly look at our inner conflict, without judgment, and commit to healthy resolution, we become more of our authentic selves and more aware...

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7 ways to be more open to new experiences

7 ways to be more open to new experiences | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it

A lot of us spend time daydreaming about things we wish we were doing in life, but most of us always find ways to rationalize why we can't or shouldn't do them

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Are you looking to try something new? Learn how to take action and continue to be open to experiences you have only dreamed of.

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Fear and Panic: How to Take Back Control -

Fear and Panic: How to Take Back Control - | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
Imagine you’re in an elevator mentally running through your list of to do’s for the day.  Suddenly, the elevator stops between floors.  The lights go dark and the alarm begins to sound.  What most people will likely experience is an element of fear or panic. Fear is the body’s natural response to anything that is …
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Do you ever struggle with fear or panic?  Find out how changing your relationship to these unpleasant visitors can save you years of stress!

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Alfred & Shadow - A short story about emotions (education psychology health animation) - YouTube

Alfred is in love. He is also angry, shameful, scared, sad and lonley. His good friend Joy supports him in his constant fight against Shadow. Join the fight!...
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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:01 AM

Alfred is in love. He is also angry, shameful, scared, sad and lonley. His good friend Joy supports him in his constant fight against Shadow. Join the fight! And maybe you will discover something new about your own emotions along the way.

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Erin Olivo - Calm Your Mind on the Spot - YouTube

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Simple beautiful little exercise to calm your mind "on the spot."

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10 fear of flying tips from the most followed therapists on Twitter | Fear of Flying School

10 fear of flying tips from the most followed therapists on Twitter | Fear of Flying School | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it

I asked the most popular therapists on Twitter for quick and proven tips to reduce your anxiety.

And they’ve come through with some priceless wisdom.


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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:33 AM

Fear of flying is one of the most common phobias there is. Here's some great advice from Tim Benjamin's list of the most followed therapists on twitter... www.fearofflyingschool.com

Happy flying...or not according to Dr. Art Markman!

Amy Fuller PhD

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When feeling anxious, it really does help to get more sleep | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network

When feeling anxious, it really does help to get more sleep | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
It seems like the worst sort of cycle. The less sleep you get, the less effective you are. Then you have more to do, get more ...

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Manage Your Stress: Anytime, Anywhere

A gentle 20-minute yoga practice for reducing stress, provided by Niroga Institute. No experience required. Niroga Institute programs are part of a cost-effe...
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Yoga routine for managing stress and anxiety.

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Calm in The Storm: Compassion and Anxiety

How compassion can help us remain calm and present as we face our fears.
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When we practice self-compassion, we can learn to calm ourselves and face our fears.  

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Courage to Face Our Fears

Courage to Face Our Fears | Befriending Anxiety | Scoop.it
 Courage We all have fears. Many of us have experienced times when we feel stuck because we are afraid; scared to take a test, go to the doctor, share our worries, get a shot, make a certain phone ...
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Learn tips from a young teenager on how to use tools to courageously face the things that scare us.

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The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [John P. Forsyth, Georg H. Eifert] on Amazon.com.
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This workbook is an excellent tool for working through anxiety instead of working against anxiety. The guided mindfulness meditation are very well done. 

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