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Do you have a mantra?

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health ,    Subtopic: Managing Anxiety

With Covid and quarantine, I am experiencing heightened anxiety. I know many people are and I am not alone in this. Someone recently suggested adopting a mantra to help center and calm oneself when your mind starts racing. I have noticed that deep breathing and repeating "all will be well" helps me....

asked: UTC 2020-10-06 02:26 PM
image Jennifer (170)
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What are some good ways to help someone who has experienced trauma?

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health ,    Subtopic: Trama-Informed and Trauma Healing Tags: trauma ptsd depression nightmares grief

My husband lost his father almost three years ago. He has had trauma discovering his dad dead in his bed and trying to revive him back to life. There were many nights in the beginning where he had nightmares about it but those are now rarer.   What are some ways for him to work through the tr...

asked: UTC 2020-10-07 04:37 PM
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What should a teen do when a friend starts telling her her anxious thoughts and feelings?

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health ,    Subtopic: Managing Anxiety

One of my daughter's friends has started telling her all kinds of anxious thoughts -- from her current state of anxiety, to suicidal thoughts a few years ago, to concerns that her father might be unaccepting of people who are gay -- and while I told her teacher that these things were coming up, she ...

asked: UTC 2020-10-07 06:24 PM
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Is it worth seeing a therapist for anxiety that seems to stem from traveling?

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health ,    Subtopic: Managing Anxiety Tags: anxiety panic attack anxiety attack psychology travel anxiety

About 4 years ago I went on a business trip to the UK. It was my first time leaving the USA and it was also a new job in a new career. When I got to the UK I started feeling more and more anxious until I finally had a full on panic attack. It was the worst feeling I have ver had in my life. I though...

asked: UTC 2020-10-08 12:20 AM
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Clowns

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health

As Halloween is approaching, I saw a clown mask the other day. I didn’t like clowns as a kid and found it was interesting that I still didn’t like them today. Is there a psychological reason that humans fear clowns? If people think they’re scary, why are they used for entertainment...

asked: UTC 2020-10-08 11:14 PM
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Aromatherapy: What essential oils are best to de-stress?

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health ,    Subtopic: Managing Anxiety

I have been taking a holistic approach to stress for the past few years (and am managing my blood pressure without meds) and I want to try aromatherapy. I know some scents are supposed to be invigorating and others are calming, but I don't know which is which. ...

asked: UTC 2020-10-08 11:31 PM
image Jennifer (170)
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Colors

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health

Gender norms are being questioned more and more nowadays, so I was wondering where gendered colors came from. Why is pink a girl color, and why is blue a boy color? I feel like I once read somewhere that pink was a boy color before, why? Why did it switch?  ...

asked: UTC 2020-10-10 05:26 AM
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How did the "humble brag" become so popular in recent years?

Topic: Psychology and Mental Health Tags: society

Has the "humble brag" been around for a long time? Or has it just began to gain popularity recently?...

asked: UTC 2020-10-10 07:01 PM
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