7 Things You Can Do to Help a Loved One Through a Panic Attack

7 Things You Can Do to Help a Loved One Through a Panic Attack

Have you ever been with a loved one during a panic attack? It can be terribly frightening. At first, you might not know what is going on. Even if you immediately know that it is a panic attack, you may still be at a loss as to how you can help. Luckily, if you can recognize the signs of a panic attack, then you are already ahead of the game. And there are actually several things that you can do to help.

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Fear of Change

Fear of Change

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly… Although we often say we wish things would change, most of us experience a healthy amount of fear and anxiety when it comes to real change. So, you may be unhappy in a career, relationship or life in general. You may think about making a change and consider the possibilities… but when it comes to taking the first step, it feels scary and daunting. It’s much easier to continue on autopilot even if you’re not happy.

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How to Navigate When You Are Experiencing a Relationship Loss

How to Navigate When You Are Experiencing a Relationship Loss

Losing a relationship can be especially difficult. It’s a life changer. It helps to realize that the first few days, weeks or even months may be the most difficult until you establish a new routine that feels comfortable. Even then, there may be times when melancholy sets in or you feel the loss more profoundly. Whether you were the one that initiated the breakup or it was initiated by your former partner, change is part of the equation. Change can feel uncomfortable if you wanted the breakup or even if you know it is for the best.

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How to Be Cool When Being Around Family Causes Stress

How to Be Cool When Being Around Family Causes Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a happy, family time. Ironically, the holidays are also one of the most stressful times of the year—precisely because it’s family time. It’s a family tradition to all get together at Grandma’s or Uncle Bill’s even though that means you may have to travel in the dead of winter. The gift buying can be even more difficult than the travel as you try to squeeze it all out of  your budget. Once you make there, you may have to patiently listen to Aunt Alma aches and pains and her many doctor visits or Cousin Jimmy trying to convince you of his importance at his work. Additionally politics or current world affairs are topics no one can agree on, so steer clear of that. No wonder you get stressed just thinking about it.

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Managing Conflict During the Holidays (in a non-threatening manner)

Managing Conflict During the Holidays (in a non-threatening manner)

Conflict in friendships and relationships is a fact of life. It’s normal and healthy. Two individual people cannot always agree on everything. But when conflict involves strong emotions, it can lead to hurt feelings, resentment, and discomfort. The result?  More anger, more hurt feelings. There are healthy and unhealthy ways to manage conflict. Badly managed, conflict hurts people and harms relationships. Learning healthy ways to manage conflict can make your relationship stronger by encouraging all parties to grow and mature.

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Traumatic Grief Counseling: When the Sadness Won’t Go Away

Traumatic Grief Counseling: When the Sadness Won’t Go Away

Are you personally familiar with traumatic grief? When something tragic or unexpected happens, two experiences can converge into shock and pain. It is understandably difficult to manage without help. Sometimes trauma and grief combine for immeasurable sadness. Mental or emotional pain and loss may continue to affect your life in ways you never anticipated. Maybe you can’t help but replay painful events because memories intrude and recur. Perhaps your reactions may feel uncontrolled and unpredictable.

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Facts about PTSD–Let’s Separate the Myths from the Facts

Facts about PTSD–Let’s Separate the Myths from the Facts

War, unimaginable tragedy, and natural disasters, known as big T trauma, bubble up on the internet in a 24-hour news cycle these days. Trauma seems to be all around us, everywhere. And for some, PTSD is a new, unwanted, reality. For those of us who have experienced trauma, or enduring it with a loved one, or wondering what it means, it’s vital we know what we’re dealing with. Let’s examine some of the facts about PTSD.

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After a Relationship Loss: 5 Tips to Ride Out the Waves of Emotional Ups and Downs

After a Relationship Loss: 5 Tips to Ride Out the Waves of Emotional Ups and Downs

However it happens, losing a relationship with a loved one hurts. When a loved one dies, the finality of the relationship loss can be hard to grasp. When a person severs ties, the break can be tough to wrestle with. Either way, you must contend with goodbyes and learn to reconcile your life without them. It’s normal to want your relationship back, to want more time, conversations, and connection.

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The Emotional Impact of Trauma: How RRT Helps You Clear Your Mind and Heal the Emotional Response

The Emotional Impact of Trauma: How RRT Helps You Clear Your Mind and Heal the Emotional Response

The worst moments of your life are not easily forgotten. Nor should they be, necessarily. Nor should they be constantly re-lived. To be sure, there may be lessons to learn and growth to be gained. But should you suffer forever from the emotional impact of those moments? Or can you remember without the emotional pain?

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Why Is Rapid Resolution Therapy One of the Best Treatment Options for Trauma Survivors?

Why Is Rapid Resolution Therapy One of the Best Treatment Options for Trauma Survivors?

Sometimes memories of events that are disturbing or traumatic can be like an app that gets downloaded into your emotional system.  As the app runs in the background, unknown to you,  it continues to influence you in the present causing you to react or overreact to anything that is similar.

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How Does Childhood Abuse Become PTSD in Adults?

How Does Childhood Abuse Become PTSD in Adults?

Childhood abuse is not survived without scars. Many survivors live with wounds that others can’t see. You do your best to try to manage, but as the years go by, coping becomes harder and harder and zaps all of your energy. These old wounds weren’t healed with time, as you hoped they would be. Instead, they were painfully transformed into something adult, pervasive and entrenched: post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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7 Tips to Get You Through a Nasty Breakup

7 Tips to Get You Through a Nasty Breakup

Getting through a nasty breakup can be one of life’s most painful experiences. The first few days after a breakup can feel like your whole world has changed and it has! Now what? You may wonder if you’ll ever stop feeling hurt and angry, let alone be happy again. The good news is that you can and will recover. Here’s how to start the healing process.

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Rapid Resolution Therapy: What is It and How Does It Help with Trauma?

Rapid Resolution Therapy: What is It and How Does It Help with Trauma?

Things that happened to you in the past, can replay in your mind day after day. But you don’t have to live with it. You may avoid seeking counseling because you may have gone to counseling in the past and it wasn’t pleasant. Your experience was one of talking about it- over and over- until you felt as though you were reliving it. It may have felt like it only made things worse.

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Sexual Trauma Can Shatter Your Life — With RRT You Can Heal: Clear Your Mind, Heal Your World

Sexual Trauma Can Shatter Your Life — With RRT You Can Heal: Clear Your Mind, Heal Your World

Sexual trauma has long-lasting effects that can impact the way you see the world. Whether you experienced a single traumatic event or years of abusive treatment, the impact can be profound. Rapid Resolution Therapy can help you clear your mind of the trauma and therefore clear the emotional feelings that you experience thinking about the trauma.

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