Quickstart Guide to Anxiety Relief

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Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She received her PhD in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida in 2002. In addition to being a practicing clinician, she has provided training to counselors, social workers, nurses and case managers internationally since 2006 through AllCEUs.com Quickstart Guide to Anxiety Relief reviews Physical, Affective, Cognitive, Environmental and Relationship interventions for anxiety relief

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Quickstart Guide to Anxiety relief
Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC

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~Anxiety can be debilitating
~In many cases neurotransmitter imbalances not the initial cause of anxiety, but a symptom
~Low-grade chronic stress/anxiety erodes your energy and ability to concentrate
~Anxiety is a major trigger for:
~Addiction relapse
~Increased physical pain
~Worsening of physical illnesses
~Chronic anxiety can make people more vulnerable to PTSD
What is Anxiety
~Anxiety is half of the “Fight or Flight Response”
~It’s function is to protect you from possible danger (Thank you!)
~It can become a problem when it is overly intense/uncontrollable

Physical Interventions
~Your body thinks there is a threat. Help it restore itself so it is ready to fight the lion
~Supportive Care
~Create a sleep routine
~Helps the brain and body rebalance and restore HPA-Axis functioning
~Improves energy level through removal of adenosine and systemic repair
~Provides the building blocks
~Provides sufficient energy
~Helps set circadian rhythms
Physical Interventions
~Supportive Care
~Exercising at a low intensity (40-50% of THRZ) has been shown to reduce cortisol
~Yoga + Mindfulness
~Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in some mood issues
~Sunlight prompts the skin to tell the brain to produce neurotransmitters
~Sunlight sets circadian rhythms which impact the release of serotonin, melatonin and GABA
Affective and Cognitive Interventions
~Mindfulness & Acceptance
~Identify a Rich and Meaningful Life
~Observation | Acceptance | Labeling and Letting Go
~Identify trigger thoughts
~Differentiate between expectations and current reality
Psychological Interventions
~Distress Tolerance: It isn’t always about controlling your anxiety
~Distract don’t react
~Ride the wave
~Use distancing techniques–
~I am having the thought that….
~Thought stopping
~Explore the dialectics
~Loss of Control & The Unknown
~Focus on one thing in the moment
~Think of prior experiences
Affective and Cognitive Interventions
~Relaxation Skills
~What is relaxation…
~Diaphragmatic breathing
~Combat breathing
~Cued Progressive Muscular Relaxation
~Real vs. Ideal Self
~Compassionate self talk
~Don’t reject yourself
~Silence the inner critic
~Cognitive Restructuring
~Create an attitude of gratitude and optimism
~Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
~Make a list of fun things (opposite emotions)
~Add triggers for relaxation
~Eliminate stress triggers
Relational Interventions
~Improve your relationship with yourself
~Develop healthy, supportive relationships

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