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Was that Trauma?

Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. However, what is considered traumatic to one person may not be traumatic for someone else. It depends on the person's background and experiences. It's always interesting to see how people interact with their environments. For example, when I think of the different ways people respond to trauma, I think of the movie Twister. 

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Between family and friends, it's often hard at times to set appropriate boundaries with other people. Let me know if the following sounds familiar. Have you ever had a situation where someone kind of bullied you into making a decision where you didn't feel comfortable? What about a time when you went along with something even though it didn't feel right to you? These are examples of when your internal alarm was going off, and you ignored it. So what are boundaries and how can you keep them? 

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How ENFPs React to Anxiety

I am a huge believer in how personality types interact with one another. As an INFJ, I tend to have a lot of people who are ENFPs in my life. Actually, most of the clients that I end up treating, tend to be ENFPs. I also noticed that ENFPs tend to struggle with anxiety for a variety of different reasons. As ENFPs struggle with anxiety, they tend to show some unique patterns of behavior. 

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The Magic Power of Groups

I have a little bit of social anxiety going on when it comes to interactions with multiple people all at the same time. However, whenever I have the opportunity to do so, I don’t regret the experience, the high, euphoric state that comes from interactions when hanging out with friends or a learning experience is not replaceable. Groups can be amazing things!

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Is CBD Oil Right For You?

I’m sure if you’ve been browsing the anxiety blogs and groups, you’ve come across the term CBD Oil. Some people with anxiety swear by it. Do you know if it’s a good idea for you to explore? Come find out all about what it is and what it does…

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Be Kind to Others, But Also to Yourself

Have you ever heard the phrase, "treat others as you would want to be treated". I would hate to treat others the way I treat myself, because for others, I allow them the opportunity to be wrong, to make mistakes, to be sad, to be angry, and to be most of all, human. However, I don't allow myself the same fundamental rights. Does this sound familiar?

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Is Your Insomnia Caused by Anxiety?

You’ve had a couple of sleepless nights. What if you can’t break the cycle? What’s going to happen? You hate it when you can’t sleep, because then you find yourself not being able to focus, struggling to keep your anxiety down, and then the cycle starts all over again…

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Meditation: Is There a Right Way to Do It?

Do you sit and say ‘ohms’ and ‘ahs’? Do you sit in a room with tinkling water fountains or sit on a beach listening to the waves? Do you focus on sights and sounds? What if I told you there WAS a right way to do meditation? What would you say?

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Barbara Maulding, NCC, LCPC