Category: anxiety

How Does Therapy Work?

Understanding therapy and what to expect can help reduce concerns and prepare you for the process.

Is Happy Theology Bringing You Down?

Check out my latest blog  “Is Happy Theology Brining You Down” which I wrote for the Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma.  You can read it by following this link: http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/blog/2018/7/3/is-happy-bringing-you-down-by-gretchen-j-penner-asw

Weekly Support Group

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Love Yourself – Just The Way You Are

What if we could love ourselves unconditionally? What if we could quit beating ourselves up and treated ourselves the way we treat our best friend?

Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Wholeness

For decades, psychotherapists believed that religion and spirituality was a symptom of mental illness. Today, however, that theory is drastically changing.

Eating Your Emotions: It’s Not What You Think

There is a growing body of scientific research that shows eating a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables may reduce symptoms of mental illnesses.  

Freedom in Forgiveness

Many people think that when we forgive someone we are letting them off the hook for the wrong they did.  Actually, forgiveness is not for the person who wronged us, it’s for ourselves. Forgiveness is selfish. 

Overcoming Consuming Fires

Sometimes it takes going through a difficulty to help us build resiliency and discover just how strong we really are.

Attack Anxiety with a New Frame

Anxiety starts with a thought. A scary thought. A negative “what if” futuristic thought.

It’s OK To Not Be OK

Life isn’t always going to be comfortable. That’s ok. Or is it?

Three Communication Mistakes to Avoid for a Peaceful Family Thanksgiving

As we prepare to get together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, feelings of anxiety and fear is normal. Being with family is not always a peaceful happy time for some.  

The Rock of Self-Compassion. The Dangers of Self-Esteem

Since the 80’s, we have thought that building a strong self-esteem was key to mental and emotional health. Now studies are showing that self-esteem can actually be dangerous. 

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