Mindfulness In Motion - A Counseling Blog

What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

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It seems mindfulness is all the rage these days. But what exactly is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)? It's a form of therapy that uses mindfulness practices like breathing exercises, meditation, and increased self-awareness to help you break free of unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors preventing you from engaging in life. Basically, it blends time-tested, old-school cognitive therapy methods with meditative...[ read more ]

4 Subtle Ways To Calm Anxiety In Public

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If you struggle with anxiety, you know it can attack at any time, for seemingly any reason. It’s one thing if you are alone in the comfort of your home. But when you’re in public, it’s a whole different animal. When anxiety strikes, it can feel like the world around you is caving in. It’s important to be able to...[ read more ]

3 Things NOT To Say To Someone With Depression

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When someone you care about is depressed, it can be difficult to know what to say. Even with the best intentions, friends and family can often say the wrong thing, which can make the depressed person feel misunderstood and even more isolated. If you’ve never suffered from depression, you likely do not know what is appropriate and what isn't when...[ read more ]

4 Signs You May Be Struggling With Depression

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It's natural to feel down or anxious from time to time. What's not natural, however is prolonged feelings of hopelessness and despair. When these emotions grab hold, and won't let go it is likely you may be struggling with depression. Depression makes every day a dreaded, constant challenge. It feels as though you're no longer enjoying life. Just getting out...[ read more ]

Why Most People Misunderstand Depression

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Of all the words in the English language, depression may be one of the most misunderstood. Why does the word depression seem to confuse so many people? Why is its real meaning so hard to grasp for most people? And why do so few people take it serious? Likely because the term has two starkly contrasting meanings, depending upon who...[ read more ]

7 Ways Alcohol Worsens Depression

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Did you know the majority of people who abuse alcohol or are addicted to alcohol also suffer from depression? Because alcohol can feed the brain’s serotonin receptors, it can make us feel good for a short amount of time. This the main reason why people turn to alcohol as an escape or a vehicle for self-medicating. But the problem is...[ read more ]

3 Common Myths About OCD

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It’s likely that no group of individuals with mental illness is as directly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 as people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Individuals with OCD are experts at avoiding danger by engaging in compulsive behaviors. However, the sudden spike in anxiety is igniting existing obsessive fears of contamination in some people with OCD and further triggering...[ read more ]

What PTSD Looks Like

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With the world experiencing the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu of 1918, experts are predicting a significant increase in PTSD. Many survivors of COVID-19 will likely face further struggles after they pull through their life-threatening infection. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that typically occurs after individuals have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a...[ read more ]

Does Anxiety Therapy Work?

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Short answer: yes. 😀Now for those interested in knowing the how and why… As an anxiety therapist, I hear all kinds of questions early in the therapy process.  “Why do I sometimes feel worse after I leave a therapy session?” “What do you mean I made really good progress today?”  “How does sitting and talking about my problems in therapy...[ read more ]

Unexpected Symptoms of Anxiety

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Anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” With this vague definition, combined with social stigma, it’s no wonder so many people struggle with anxiety and don’t even realize it. Just like when patients visit their primary care doctor, when clients attend therapy, the underlying issue...[ read more ]