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How A Trigger Elicits A Negative Emotion

How A Trigger Elicits A Negative Emotion

WHAT IS A TRIGGER?   A trigger is a stimulus that prompts recall of a previous traumatic experience; an external event or situation that may produce very uncomfortable emotional or psychiatric symptoms.  HOW ARE TRIGGERS FORMED?  Triggers form in your amygdala through association and pairing. When […]

Why Stephen King Is Successful

Why Stephen King Is Successful

Have you ever watched a scary movie where you covered your eyes, hid under a blanket, or buried your face in your partner’s shoulder? If you are skeptical that your thoughts trigger anxiety, take this concept for a spin.  Have you ever felt scared during […]

The Damage Of Staying In “Suck”

The Damage Of Staying In “Suck”

So many of us, myself included, stay in sucky relationships, jobs, behaviors, etc. out of fear. Why is this? Even if a situation or feeling sucks, sometimes the suck is better than the unknown because you know what to expect with the suck. You’re comfortable […]

Panic Attacks And Your Amygdala

Panic Attacks And Your Amygdala

Did you know you have a guard dog? Yup! Your amygdala is your unconscious guard dog. How many of you have suffered a panic attack and had no clue what triggered it? Have you ever been hit by a fast-moving freight train called anxiety? If […]

Your Mind Is Tricking You

Your Mind Is Tricking You

Chronic anxiety symptoms are often similar to the symptoms that arise when watching a scary movie. Even though you’re not in real danger, your mind tricks your body into believing that it is and you get scared. All your mind needs is a scary picture […]

What Is Anxiety

What Is Anxiety

Double tap the picture if you know what anxiety is.  Anxiety is a future focused worry, concern, or fear that you can’t control. Have you ever found yourself anxious about something that hasn’t even happened yet, but you are already running though your mind “as […]

Fear vs Anxiety

Fear vs Anxiety

Fear and anxiety often get lumped together when people talk about anxiety, however, they are two totally different emotions. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Both fear and anxiety are part of your bodies natural alarm system known as fight-or-flight. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Let’s use a roller coaster to break this down…⁣⁣⁣⁣Anxiety is the […]