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.
It is often difficult to access helpful, more rational thoughts when we are feeling upset. Coping cards allow us to prepare for this by writing down helpful coping statements ahead of time, so that we can read through these statements when we feel upset and would otherwise find it difficult to access helpful thoughts and ways of viewing situations.
When you notice early anxiety cues, using a relaxation technique can prevent anxiety symptoms from spiraling. Visual imagery can be an effective relaxation technique.
Learn to soothe yourself when experiencing distressing emotions by focusing on soothing each of the five senses.
Mindfulness is the practice of attending to the present moment and observing without judging or striving to change.