Social Phobia and special occasions

Easter can be an anxious time for many people so if you are reading this post and have social phobia, congratulations, you survived it and you even survived the New Year this year.

Times when family and friends get together can be seen as difficult for those of us, like me, who are shy or suffer from social phobia.  Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving,  major birthdays (like 21st and 40th) can be difficult to face, not only if you are anxious because of a phobia, but also because many families fight during these times.   I prefer to spend time with my mother, partner, children and grandchildren,  the people I am comfortable with.

This is natural to feel that way but remember, if you suffer from social phobia you need to keep practicing being social or it will again become difficult.  They say practice makes perfect and in this case they are right.  In regard to the family fights, just stay out of it and stay calm if possible, and if that all fails think about giving them a big miss.  See the family individually instead and have a better experience for yourself.  We don’t always think about ourselves first but we need to do that for our own good.

I had a party to go to and a wedding just recently so I got to practice my social skills.  If you face the fear of socializing and having a panic attack then you need to learn to overcome it for good.  There is no way I am going to allow myself to slip back from what I have achieved.  Don’t let it happen to you.  Take control of your life and live it the way you want.  Anxiety help is available (click the link below to get expert help) and it is also within you if you know where to reach in for it.

How well did you do this last Easter season and how well will you do for the next birthday or special occasion?

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Can you use Chinese medicine effectively for anxiety disorder help?

Basic Acupuncture.

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Even in the Western world, Eastern medicine has found its place in treating certain ailments and conditions.  Chinese medicine in particular is popular with various herbal formulations being sold not only in oriental drugstores but in mainstream retails stores and pharmacies as well.  One particular segment of the market that is served by Chinese medicine is those who are looking for anxiety disorder help.

Anxiety disorders are usually concerned with psychological roots and occasionally hormonal or chemical imbalances.  Chinese medicine is effective in providing anxiety disorder help owing to its spiritual roots and relaxation benefits. As an anxiety disorder help, Chinese medicine serves to counteract the negative energies that are thought to be the cause of anxiety.  These treatments include either or a combination of herbal medication and acupuncture therapy.

Several herbs are usually combined in formulations that are known to ease anxiety, stress and other ailments.  Among those herbs that are combined in Chinese medicine to treat anxiety disorders include Polygonum Root, Ginseng, Licorice Root, Duanwood Reishi, Jujube Date, Dang Gui Root, Cynomorium Herb, Rehmannia Root, and Polyrachis Ant.  These herbal treatments usually come in pills, tea bags, powders, and tonics among others.

Chinese accupuncture is also an acceptable way of treating anxiety disorders.  Western doctors have been known to recommend acupuncture as an alternative treatment method not only for anxiety disorders but other ailments as well.  Acupuncture therapy is all natural and safe if performed by trained therapists.  This particular treatment has been practiced since ancient times to keep Qi or energy moving in a smooth and balance manner through the meridians or channels under our skin.  Anxiety, stress, anger, fear, grief, infections, and trauma are among those that are addressed by acupunture therapy.

So you can see now that Chinese medicine has its place with helping with  anxiety disorder.

Give a stress relief gift this Christmas

Do you suffer from stress or know someone close who does?  Are you looking for gifts for Christmas? Its the end of the year and buying for people who you know who can do with a bit of relaxation is easy with 8 ideas below.

MassageDr. Scholl’s DR6624 Toe-Touch Foot Spa with Bubbles and Massage.  A foot bubble bath and massage in one.

A book about a hobby or interest such as The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. I’m sure there is something in there for everyone.

Aromatherapy idea – Aroma Home Aromatherapy Microwaveable Hot Booties – Hot Sox.  How wonderful to have warm feet this winter and have the lovely aroma of pure essential oils.  I can feel the stress melt away at the thought. This would be my pick – family and friends please note 🙂

Music CD – The Ultimate Relaxation Christmas Album. It’s hard to believe the words  relaxation and Christmas can be used together but it does this time.

Comedy DVD – Mamma Mia! The Movie (Two Disc Special Edition).  Watch this lovely movie and sing along with them as this is a great stress reliever too.

Gift pack of relaxing teaYou’re My Cup of Tea Gourmet Food Gift Basket – a Great Gift For Her! Tea is so good for you so why not sit back and relax with a cup of tea,  and try some tea you may not have had before like the mango green tea.

Jigsaws and gamesPuzzle 3D Eiffel Tower. You can imagine you are in Paris while you do it.  Well I would as Ive been to Paris and would love to relive that memory.

Oh and if its YOU that is stressed, then just go buy a new pair of shoes or an  Oversized ”Ashlee” Tote – Brown, Red, Black or Purple handbag.  That works for me!  You cant have enough shoes or handbags can you?

These are a few of my ideas and maybe you can come up with some more.  Enjoy Christmas this year and make it as stress free as you can.   Relax and enjoy the season.

How to treat agoraphobia successfully

barbed_wire_5While agoraphobia is not something that directly poses a threat to life, there is a need to treat anyone who suffers from this kind of a disorder in order for them and those around them to be able to go through life normally.   Agoraphobia is a panic disorder that stems from a fear of experiencing a panic attack in a situation or location that could be difficult to get out off without experiencing embarrassment.

Agoraphobia can be treated successfully with the help of the sufferer, that is the key.  People suffering from agoraphobia normally do not know what triggers their anxiety attacks and therefore try to avoid being in places where they feel stressed and could be embarrassed by such attacks.  They usually fear being alone outside their homes, being in a crowd, traveling for long periods in a closed vehicle, or being in any enclosed area an eventually can be the fear of being afraid and losing control.
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