Anxiety

Expose Yourself To Your Fears And Conquer Them

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Anxiety | 0 comments

Expose Yourself To Your Fears And Conquer Them

(As Seen In Anton Publications August 12 – 18, 2015) As they entered the creepy forest Dorothy Gale, in The Wizard of Oz, asked the Tin Man nervously: “Do you suppose we’ll meet any wild animals?” He replied sagely, “… mostly lions, tigers and bears.” Now, if Dorothy were in genuine danger of being savagely mauled and torn to shreds by razor sharp claws and pointy fangs it might be appropriate for her to be quaking in her ruby slippers. But what if the woods were actually only comprised of a bunch of trees and perhaps a cowardly lion? Some of us might feel content never choosing to...

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Summer Camp And Separation Anxiety

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Anxiety, Couples & Family | 0 comments

Summer Camp And Separation Anxiety

(As Seen In Anton Publications June 10 – 16, 2015) The summer is throttling towards us and the sleep-away promises of lake, sports, bunk raids, canteen and color war has the hearts of a few fortunate kids revving faster than the coach buses that will carry them there. Loving parents will miss their children, but might concede that they’ll enjoy the summer exchange of sibling bickering and carpools for a few soirees and a healthy dose of down-time. For some families its just that simple; a restorative summer holiday. For others camp may sound appealing but the reduced access to their...

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Preparing For Exams

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Anxiety | 0 comments

Preparing For Exams

(As seen in Anton Publications week of April 8 – 14, 2015) The melting snow and vernal equinox may herald spring for some of us, but for many of our students Mother Nature’s machinations are eclipsed by common core assessments, Regents exams, and the SATs.  The summer may sparkle like a trophy for them, getting a little closer every day, but the heat is on now and the stress of these tests can make it difficult to focus at a time when they want to be just as sharp as their number 2 pencils. It’s normal for kids to feel a little nervous before taking an important test but test anxiety is more...

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