dental anxiety

How to Cope With Dental Anxiety

I talked about this on social media, but I wanted to talk about it a little more.Let’s talk about one of the hidden symptoms of anxiety and depression… it makes you lose your teeth. Not…

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Intrusive Thoughts and Obsessive Thought Loops

What’s an intrusive thought? An intrusive thought is an unwelcome involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate.* We all have intrusive thoughts,…

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Distress Tolerance: Self-Soothing

I first heard of self-soothing as it relates to small children but a few years ago as I started practicing DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) I also learned that it’s a skill we need to cultivate…

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Self-Care for an Anxious Tummy

Ahhhh, the nervous stomach. One of the trademark symptoms of anxiety. Right up there with shortness of breath and racing heartbeat. Feeling like your intestines are tying themselves in knots? Rabid psycho butterflies? Queasiness? Big…

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