Natural Remedies for Anxiety: Healing Crystals with Psychotherapy

Healing crystals are everywhere these days and that's a good thing.  While evidence-based research on their actual potency is lacking, what has been found to be true is that our belief in them is what makes them so powerfully healing.  As a therapist, I keep crystals in my office and offer them to clients who [...]

By |2019-03-26T06:51:31-07:00March 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Coping With Panic Attacks: A Guide

Whether they are triggered by a stressful situation or the thought of a scary imagined scenario, all panic attacks share three key traits: they arise suddenly, instill a sense of intense fear, and trigger strong physical reactions. Although there may be no real danger present, it often feels very much like the opposite to the person [...]

By |2019-03-11T18:53:01-07:00March 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

How to Deal with Anxiety and Be More Assertive in Your Relationships

In the simplest terms, to assert oneself is to be able to identify and express one’s needs to another person. And while this quality may come naturally to some people, many find it much more difficult to practice and deal with anxiety around it.  This often comes up during relationship counseling sessions in our office. [...]

By |2019-03-05T10:16:16-07:00January 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Using Mindfulness as a Couple

Your partner says something that pushes your buttons, and before you know it, a minor disagreement quickly escalates into a heated argument with blood pressure rising, stomach churning, and fists clenching. How can you avoid this vicious cycle as a couple? One word—mindfulness. Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness that enables you to shift out of [...]

By |2018-09-26T04:59:26-07:00September 26th, 2018|

3 breathing techniques to manage anxiety

We don’t typically notice our breathing unless there is something wrong. But breath can be a powerful tool in its ability to help ground and move us through difficult emotions. Moving the breath with intention around your body can have incredible results, especially if you struggle with anxiety. Below are 3 practices which use the [...]

By |2017-12-01T15:06:26-07:00December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |