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Anxiety Management Technique: Naming Your Monsters

July 11, 2017

Years ago, when I was new to the anxiety scene, I had absolutely no idea what was going on inside my head. I understood vaguely that I had some kind of mental issue, but, back then, Panic Disorder as a diagnosis didn’t really explain much.   Here’s what I did know: I was having lots […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Bookending

May 23, 2017

Originally used as a tool to help 12-step recovery addicts prevent relapse, bookending involves creating a positive activity on either end of a potentially triggering event. For example, if I know that going to the doctor will cause me to feel panicky (true story), I might “bookend” the visit with something more pleasant. It’s kind […]

Sometimes, The Only Strategy is DIB…

April 25, 2017

As Anxiety Sisters, we are big believers in not allowing anxiety to take over our lives. In fact, we spend most of our time trying to teach others strategies to allow them to function well despite anxiety. But we are nothing if not realists.  Sometimes, no strategy, no amount of effort, no medicine, and no […]

Anxious kids in the classroom

April 13, 2017

We’re so glad you found us! And we’re also glad you asked about kids with anxiety because it’s a really really important subject. And with 5 anxious kids between us, we have firsthand experience with childhood anxiety in many different forms.

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