Anna Fadem

Stop and Smell the Roses: Calming Anxiety with Breathing and Grounding

Sometimes we get caught off-guard with anxiety. Symptoms may “attack” when we are speaking to others, driving, at the doctor’s, or are triggered by what some may find innocuous (snakes! heights! an email with no subject!). While anxiety is common, sudden symptoms such as a racing heart, dizziness/vertigo, nausea, and a feeling of physical and …

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How to Treat PTSD

How to Treat PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis I see frequently when working with all ages. Trauma (primarily threats to one’s life or safety, or proximity to threats to another, as well as sexual violence) impacts each person differently. Common symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance of triggering experiences, insomnia, unwanted thoughts, and hypersensitivity to stimuli-particularly …

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