Life can be stressful. Relationship problems, kids, work stress, and not enough time in the day are often causes of stress.
The stress management program addresses:
Helpful handouts for stress management
(I use these in counseling sessions):
I should not be this anxious. Everybody is looking at me. Oh no, my anxiety is going to get out of control!! These are all examples of how you can cause your own anxiety. This handout is a list of things you can tell yourself to keep your anxiety from getting out of hand.
Autogenic (self hypnosis) Training
People are often suspicious of self hypnosis. This is a fantastic relaxation technique and you don't even need to stare at a swinging pocket watch! Give this one a try, especially when you are trying to go to sleep.
Here is another fantastic relaxation technique to try when you are able to take a brief break from a stressful situation or when you are trying to go to sleep.
A common statement I hear is, "I don't know where my panic attacks come from!!" There is always a cause to panic and anxiety--You just might not realize it. Take a look at this handout to see how there is a long chain of events before an actual panic attack sets in.