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Hacks for people with High Anxiety

1. Perform a “thinking task.” Anxiety arises from limbic functioning. The limbic system is comprised of several brain regions, including the amygdale, to mediate functions such as emotional regulation and sustained attention, among others. There is a feedback loop between the limbic system and the frontal lobes, which plays a significant role …

5 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Sleep

Think about positive aspects of your childhood. It has been shown that remembering instances of fun-filled events from the past and times with less complicated concerns can lower the resting heart rate and enhances creativity. For a moment, relive that fabulous snowball fight or football game in the back yard. …

​Can social isolation exacerbate mental illness symptoms?

Yes it can, in some cases. Isolation leads to rumination in the absence of external stimuli to temporarily distract us, we can ruminate (think something to death) on negative events. Mild distraction via daily life is healthy. Mental illness, whether it be related to low arousal, such as depression, or high …

Challenge versus threat getting through Corona Quarantine

Challenge versus threat We are amidst change. We unconsciously/ automatically evaluate if we have the resources to navigate the change.   If we perceive that we do have the resources needed, we view change as a challenge. If we perceive that we do not have the resources, we view it as a …