The Relationship Between Anxiety & Perfectionism

Being a perfectionist is often thought to be a good thing. It is simply someone wanting to perform well isn’t it? In reality, a growing body of evidence suggests that although the personality trait termed ‘perfectionism’ can serve as a motivator it is also both a cause and symptom of anxiety and panic disorders.

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Helping Your Child With Back-to-School Anxiety

Heading back to school after the holidays is an exciting time and students may feel refreshed and be looking forward to seeing all their friends. The start of the school year can also produce feelings of anxiety. While it’s normal for kids to feel mild to moderate anxiety about going back to school some may experience a debilitating amount of anxiety.

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The Importance of Taking a Mental Health Day

A mental health day is a day off that is specifically intended to relieve stress and prevent burnout. Mental health days are beneficial to everyone, regardless of whether or not they have a mental illness. We all hit our max and can become overwhelmed with stress. By taking the day off to relax and hit pause we allow ourselves to replenish our depleted energy and reserves.

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How Effective Is Mindfulness for Kids?

Mindfulness brings awareness to emotions, thoughts and sensations in the body. It is about taking note of breathing and how the mind is manifesting itself in the body.

Research demonstrates that practicing mindfulness for kids is just as effective as it is for adults. Mindfulness has a positive impact on people no matter what age they are.

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Helping Your Child or Teen With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can have a negative impact on your son or daughter by preventing them from communicating effectively, joining activities, performing academically and making friends. If your child or teen’s shyness is standing in their way there are many strategies and treatments that may help.

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10 Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety

In order to perform well in challenging situations people need to be psychologically and physically alert. While feeling ‘psyched up’ prior to an exam can enhance performance too much psychological arousal can lead to feeling ‘psyched out’. Although most people feel nervous before a test, some students experience a debilitating amount of anxiety that involves feelings of dread, racing thoughts and an inability to concentrate. This is commonly referred to as test anxiety.

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