Struggling with anxiety already takes enough of a toll on your mental health, but left unmanaged, anxiety can also cause some long-term effects to your physical health as well. There a number of health problems associated with anxiety, as our physical and mental health are more intertwined than we think. Managing your anxiety can help alleviate these issues, so it's important to be aware of some of the lesser-known side effects of chronic anxiety.
"In reality, anxiety is a normal, healthy, protective mechanisms that keeps us safe from dangers and motivates us to take the steps necessary to achieve our goals," clinical psychologist Inna Khazan, PhD tells Bustle. "Anxiety only starts having negative effects on health when we get stuck in it, when it does not stop, and we are not able to recover. Learning how to recognize anxiety's helpful cues, allowing anxiety to be, and choosing the most helpful response to its cues is what helps us move on without getting stuck and without suffering negative health consequences." Whether this means utilizing techniques like meditation, or talking to a loved one or therapist about your anxiety, there are ways to cope to make sure anxiety doesn't become a greater issue. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Bustle.
People with social anxiety tend to think too much, let their emotions rule their thoughts, and have difficulty managing stress in the moment. Use these tips to cope when your mind is your worst enemy.
Over-thinking, also known as rumination, refers to those repetitive thoughts that keep playing in your head, such as "Everyone thinks I am an idiot," or "People must see how anxious I am." Use the tips below to help manage this type of thinking.
Originally posted on Verywell Mind.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common disease that strikes anywhere between 10 – 15% of the general population so there is no need to feel like you’re suffering alone.
The month of April is recognised as IBS awareness month which was declared by the IFFGD and is listed on the United States National Health Observances calendar.
IBS is a condition that effects the digestive system. The disease generally causes stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation and can be ongoing for weeks, months or longer at a time. The exact cause for this condition is unknown but research is ongoing.
Although stress does not cause IBS it is a contributing factor in the condition. Get stress under control and you'll find your IBS is less severe and may even go away. Hypnotherapy has a proven track record in helping control stress. So why suffer when you don't need to? Get in touch and make an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
This article first published on Merryfield Hypnotherapy.
If you've ever had déjà vu — that feeling that what you're currently doing has already happened — then you know it can feel like being in the twilight zone. However, there are things your brain is trying to tell you when you experience déjà vu. While déjà vu can make you feel like you've known someone, or been somewhere, in a past life, it might be all in your head, according to science. This actually makes me feel kind of bummed, because I like the idea of past lives. Scientific American reported that small seizures in the brain responsible for memory formation and retrieval could be the reason something suddenly feels familiar despite your having never experienced it before.
"With déjà vu, a brief synaptic misfiring might occur in these areas, creating the illusion that the event has occurred before," Alan Brown, professor in the department of psychology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, told Scientific American. These mini seizures are nothing to worry about, and Psychology Today noted that up to 70 percent of people report experiencing déjà vu, which is French for "already seen." If you're one of them, there might be some things your brain is trying to tell you when you're experiencing déjà vu. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Bustle.
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