Adult Ed: Holistic Health, Managing Anxiety in a Time of COVID - Shared screen with speaker view
Yes! Mental health issues are normal!!!
I have anxiety, depression and PTSD and proud!
Pups are GREAT for self soothing. Not even joking.
A lost dog befriended me yesterday, a sign?
I joined in a couple of decluttering events - with thedeclutteringqueen.com. It has been so lovely - destressing for sure!
I often thinking about how many “tabs” I have open in my brain. (like a computer)
I tend to hide my anxiety under my shoulder blades. I also get itchy.
Like you said about reframing as being exciting, I have framed these as my super powers. My anxiety and PTSD has always driven me to get assignments completed days before they were due. It has served me so well as a Program Manager to be ahead of the curve :-)
I tell my daughter that all the time about storing stuff in the body
10% Happier is a great book about a broadcaster who experienced a panic attack on air and wrote a book about it.
I try to keep some practices that help me - walk 5-6 miles a day, check in with friends or family who make me laugh., spend time cooking ro reading - things I love. I KNOW I need this and build it in the day.
When I first experienced panic attacks I just thought I was “going crazy” and didn’t want to tell anyone. It was tremendously scary. It went on for an entire year before I ended up in the hospital…in Bosnia. My brother (a doctor) asked me why I had never shared. I didn’t realize it was a thing.
I ran 3 marathons and 2 1/2 marathons to run myself into the ground so I would be fully exhausted and be able to sleep. It was a form of self medication that I had to learn how to manage.
(Ran those all in my first year of seminary)
I have a really hard time too with racing and repetitive thoughts. yes! obsessive rumination is definitely it!
In education we call those "teachable moments" We don't try to reason with students when they are in a point of anxiety/humiliation/wrong doing we wait until the student is comfortable and then we address their needs because they are calm and able to listen. As a parent to a kid with autism/anxiety/ocd/adhd, it has been a life saver :-)
Thank you Ruth, I needed this!
We’ll put them on the website in the archives
God bless Faith and Central Lutheran for our shared community and home :-)
So lovely - thank you!
Thank you Ruth!
Thank you, Ruth! Wonderful presentation and information.
Thank your Ruth. This was great!! You are a talented counselor. You have been blessed to be a blessing. :)
thank you everyone. I appreciate doing this together.
Oh YES, I just downloaded her audio book