by Steven C. Hayes, PhD

What can we do to prosper when facing pain and suffering in our lives?

Pschologist Steven Hayes describes psychological flexibility in relation to his own harrowing panic disorder

by K. Waheed

I am a middle-aged woman, married with two children. I was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at age 25. I am grateful to say that I have had tremendous support, terrific professional help, a strong will to recover, and a resolve to do whatever work necessary to overcome all of my trauma. Other miraculous help has been my spiritual beliefs and practices.

Healing Invisible Wounds - Free Webinar

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a national public health challenge that disproportionately affects those who served our nation. Although the diagnosis has its roots in combat, the medical community now recognizes that PTSD affects civilians and service members alike.  Nearly seven percent of American adults will likely experience PTSD during their lifetimes, but it took hundreds of years, and the dawn of industrial-scale warfare, for society to recognize the deleterious physical and mental effects of experiencing, witnessing, or becoming aware of traumatic events. Retired U.S.

Top Ten COVID-19 Anxiety Reduction Strategies - Blog Post

..."During this time of national crisis, we must manage two things simultaneously: 1) Protect ourselves from the Coronavirus, and 2) Protect ourselves from anxiety. If your anxiety, fear, and worry has been overwhelming, put these ten strategies into practice..." ADAA board member Ken Goodman, LCSW shares helpful strategies to help reduce coronavirus anxiety.

What coronavirus fears are doing to people with anxiety disorders - Article

ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Dr. Krystal Lewis and Dr. Shane Owens share tips and strategies in this Washington Post article: ..."The novel coronavirus and the scary-sounding respiratory disease it causes, covid-19, have alarmed all kinds of people. More than two-thirds of Americans were “somewhat” or “very” concerned about a U.S. epidemic, according to a recent Economist-YouGov poll.  But for some of the estimated 19.1 percent of adults who have an anxiety disorder in a given year, understandable alarm can spin into a debilitating spiral..."

The Key to Overcoming Anxiety, Panic & Worry - Blog Post

ADAA member Dave Carbonell, PhD wrote this blog post to accompany his new ADAA webinar. 

“The harder I try, the worst it gets!”

Have you ever experienced this thought, or said it aloud?  If you have, you’re in the mainstream of people who struggle with chronic anxiety.  This is the frustrating experience of struggling with panic attacks, phobias, chronic worry, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. People struggle to get rid of their anxiety troubles, and all too often find that it gets worse rather than better.

Managing Holiday Stress for the Stressed - Blog Post

Let’s face it.  The holidays can be stressful for anyone with all of the expectations for joy, gift giving and getting together with family, friends and co-workers.  When you are prone to worry, social anxiety or depression, however, the pressure can feel doubled because you feel out of sync with all the expectations that apply pressure to your vulnerable spots.

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety - New Webinar

In this free public webinar, ADAA member Liz Roemer, PhD describes the nature of anxiety and various ways in which anxiety can be maintained. Dr. Roemer provides an overview of mindfulness, the various ways it can be practiced, and how mindfulness can be of benefit to those with anxiety.  She describes the importance of values-based living (doing what matters to us regardless of our anxiety) as the behavioral goal of mindfulness practice.  

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