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5 Foods That Can Increase Your Anxiety

5 Foods That Can Increase Your Anxiety by Ken Goodman, LCSW Can cookies provoke an anxiety attack? When it comes to anxiety, what you put into your body matters. Certain foods and beverages can make your anxiety worse. Let’s take a look at five of the most common culprits. Energy Drinks: Full of caffeine and sugar, energy drinks are one of the worst beverages for anxiety. Consuming an energy drink when you have an anxiety disorder is like petting a kitten when you are allergic to cats. The combination of both the caffeine jitters and the sugar crash can be...

11 Famous People Who Have Struggled with Anxiety

11 Famous People Who Have Struggled with Anxiety by Ken Goodman, LCSW Anxiety doesn't play favorites. It can affect anyone. In fact, more than 40 million adults in the United States suffer with an anxiety disorder; that’s 18% of the population. In spite of these disorders being so common, you might not know anyone who suffers. Or so you think. Some of the most famous, rich, and successful people in the world suffer from anxiety, just like anyone else might. A young star refused to sing in public for almost 30 years after she forgot her lyrics while performing at...

7 Anxiety Myths Busted

7 Anxiety Myths Busted by Ken Goodman, LCSW Myth or reality? Panic attacks are dangerous. To reduce stress, avoid what makes you anxious. Medication is the best treatment for anxiety disorders. There are many misconceptions when it comes to anxiety. In this article, we'll take a look at seven common anxiety myths and the reality behind them. Myth #1: Anxiety disorders are rare. Reality: Just the opposite is true. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States. Given the shame associated with mental illness, people with...

How to Talk to Your Family and Friends About Your Anxiety

How to Talk to Your Family and Friends About Your Anxiety by Ken Goodman, LCSW Unless you’ve experienced it, it’s virtually impossible to understand what it’s like to live with anxiety. Many people suffer in silence for fear that friends and relatives will not understand, will judge, or will ridicule them. But like many things associated with anxiety, this is a false belief. If you have anxiety, chances are good that your friends and family want to understand what you’re going through and to help you. __________________________________________________ Dealing with anxiety can be very challenging. By helping your loved ones understand...

Hypnosis Explained: Myths & Facts

Hypnosis Explained: Myths & Facts by Ken Goodman, LCSW Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, enjoyable, and proven-effective way to make positive, lasting changes in your life. However, most people have a misguided understanding of what hypnosis is—and what it isn’t—thanks primarily to its sensationalistic and often fanciful depiction in movies and on television. That’s why I’d like to take a few moments to explain to you how hypnosis works and why it can be such a powerful force for helping you change your behavior and, as a result, your life. Hypnosis isn’t Magic… It’s natural As a hypnotherapist, I’ve met...

Escaping the Web of Anxiety: The Most Effective Treatment

Escaping the Web of Anxiety: The Most Effective Treatment by Ken Goodman, LCSW You’re getting ready for a peaceful night’s sleep when you see something moving on the floor next to your bed.  A spider!  You yell for your braver half to kill it.  Your hero jumps into action. The shoe slams down on the hardwood.  Thank goodness! Then you see the spider scurry under the bed. “NOOO!” You can’t sleep in the room now. Your poor-aiming hero tries to convince you that it’s a small spider and more afraid of you than you are of it.  But you don’t...
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