People explain what it feels like to have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These quotes prove OCD is so much more than being neat.
Try breathing in sync with these animated GIFs to induce relaxation and help manage feelings of anxiety or stress.
Check out these gift ideas for someone who experiences frequent or intense anxiety symptoms. The gifts included on this list were chosen because they support the use of adaptive coping strategies for managing anxiety, such as engaging in calming activities, using self-soothing and relaxation techniques, and practicing mindfulness.
Are you interested in purchasing an adult coloring book but not sure which one to get? That's why I've compiled this list of 6 of the best adult coloring book series to help you begin enjoying the calming benefits of coloring.
Have you ever found yourself mindlessly nodding along as someone speaks without really listening to the words being said? Or had to ask someone to repeat something that he or she has just said to you because you can’t seem to recall it at all? These examples highlight some of the reasons it is beneficial to practice mindfulness, or fully bringing awareness to the present moment without judgment, in any situation that requires listening.
Have you ever had upsetting thoughts sitting at the forefront of your mind and become stuck going over and over these same upsetting thoughts? When we become preoccupied with distressing thoughts or images that keep repeating, it blocks us from enjoying our lives. In order to decrease our distress we must develop skills that enhance our ability to choose which of our thoughts we want to pay attention to and which of our thoughts we want to allow to float away.
Learn to soothe yourself when experiencing distressing emotions by focusing on soothing each of the five senses.