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High Anxiety at Night? Learn Why

High Anxiety at Night? Learn Why
People who live with anxiety may ask themselves why anxiety is worse at night? Sometimes, people feel more anxiety in the evening hours simply because it is quiet, and they are finally alone with their thoughts. There are many distractions throughout the day: school, work, social interactions that may make it easier to ward off anxious feelings. Ho...
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What Does Anxiety Do To Your Brain?

What Does Anxiety Do To Your Brain?
Many of us know what anxiety feels like, but what does anxiety do to your brain? Essentially, two parts of the brain are impacted by anxiety: the amygdala and the hippocampus. As soon as the brain detects anxiety, a series of chemicals are released, which creates the physical reactions we are most familiar with such as a racing heartbeat or sweaty ...
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Is Anxiety Genetic? If So What Can I Do About It?

Is Anxiety Genetic? If So What Can I Do About It?
The short answer is yes, Anxiety can be genetic. Specifically, it is a trait which is heritable, or genetically transmitted from one generation to the next. Anxiety is part of the normal range of human emotion, which we have all experienced.  Anxiety is a useful emotion as it lends to motivations.  People who are anxious are highly attune...
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Aetna Counselors in Colorado Springs

Aetna Counselors in Colorado Springs
If you're seeking counseling services and you're covered under Aetna, you have come to the right place.  Overcomers Counseling in Colorado Springs believes all people should have the opportunity to find counseling, therefore, we offer counseling services to those covered under Aetna.   At Overcomers Counseling, ou...
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Can Anxiety be a Disability? What you Need to Know Before You Apply

Can Anxiety be a Disability?  What you Need to Know Before You Apply
The short answer is yes, Anxiety can be a disability. Anxiety can escalate to a level where one is unable to leave home and function in the community.  Anxiety can make it impossible to maintain employment, drive a car, and interact with others. Anxiety can take away from ones ability to perform the expected daily tasks of an adult. Suffering ...
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How Many Forms Can Anxiety Take?

How Many Forms Can Anxiety Take?
Anxiety can take many forms. Anxiety is a normal emotion to experience. Anxiety is a powerful source of motivation. When we experience it at a low level, we are motivated to act. Action reduces anxiety.  When anxiety reaches levels that are too high, it can leave us unable to act.  This is the Yerkes-Dodson Law of psychology (Cohen, 2011)...
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Can Anxiety Make You Physically Sick?

Can Anxiety Make You Physically Sick?
The short answer is yes, anxiety can make you physically sick. Too much anxiety can lead to symptoms of physical illness, worsen existing illness, or pre-dispose you toward illness. Our thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and behaviors all interact with and impact our physical function, and vice versa. The impact of uncontrolled anxiety can threaten y...
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Resources For Couples During COVID-19 | Be Stronger Than Before

Resources For Couples During COVID-19 | Be Stronger Than Before
It's fair to say most of us are really feeling the strain of COVID-19. Our lifestyles seemed to change in a heartbeat, and adjusting to our new normal requires a lot of shifting of perspectives and routines. Here are some resources to help you handle these changes, both as individuals and as a couple, so you come through healthier and stronger than...
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50 Anxiety Quotes To Help You Get Through The Day

50 Anxiety Quotes To Help You Get Through The Day
If you struggle with anxiety, these quotes will help put things into perspective. "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." - Eleanor Roosevelt"Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions-- not outside." - Marcus Aurelius"Anxiety does not empty...
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It's Time To Have The Conversation: How to talk to your kids during a stressful time

It's Time To Have The Conversation:  How to talk to your kids during a stressful time
Jennifer Luttman, LPC  This article by KOAA New Channel 5 features Jennifer Luttman, the owner, and therapist at Overcomers Counseling in Colorado Springs.   Thank you, Jenny, for your input and dedication to helping those in need during this crisis!  Anxiety and fear are not only affecting us as adults but our children as well....
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