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Thanksgiving & Mental Health Counseling

Thanksgiving & Mental Health Counseling

An attitude of gratitude is so important for mental and spiritual health. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I recommend that you make a list of 25 things that you are thankful for. There is a general rule which says that whatever you focus on will expand. If I focus on the negatives experiences that have occurred, my entire mood changes to come in agreement with that negative experience. If I focus on what I am grateful for in my life, my mood will come in agreement with my thoughts of thankfulness.

What are you thankful for? Meditate or think about these things.

Counseling or therapy has many dimensions, yet one of the important dimensions is to help you to change the way you think, and help control what you think about.

If you some assistance, feel free to contact us for counseling in the Baton Rouge area. We treat many different mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and phobias. You can call today for Baton Rouge Counseling at 225-290-7252.

Many Blessings to you this Thanksgiving!

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Signs of Grief: Grief Counseling in Baton Rouge

Grief Counseling in Baton Rouge

Grief is a natural response to a significant loss such as a death of a loved one, loss of a job, a relocation or a debilitating disease. Grief usually effects a person physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. What are some of the possible symptoms of grief?

· Physical expressions of grief often include crying and sighing, headaches, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, weakness, fatigue, feelings of heaviness, aches, pains, and other stress-related ailments.

· Emotional expressions of grief include feelings of sadness and yearning. But feelings of worry, anxiety, frustration, anger, or guilt are also normal.

· Social expressions of grief may include feeling detached from others, isolating yourself from social contact, and behaving in ways that are not normal for you.

· Spiritual expressions of grief may include questioning the reason for your loss, the purpose of pain and suffering, the purpose of life, and the meaning of death. After a death, your grieving process is influenced by how you view death.

Grief can cause prolonged and serious symptoms, including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and actions, physical illness, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Intense grief can bring on unusual experiences. After a death, you may have vivid dreams about your loved one, develop his or her behaviors or mannerisms, or see or hear your loved one. If you feel fearful or stressed by any of these experiences, you can talk to a counselor to help you move through the grief process. For grief counseling in Baton Rouge, call 225-290-7252 today.

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Signs of Anxiety: Anxiety Counseling in Baton Rouge

All anxiety disorders have one major symptom: persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where many other people wouldn’t feel threatened.

Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

In addition to the primary symptoms of irrational and excessive fear and worry, some common emotional symptoms of anxiety are:

Feelings of apprehension or dread
Trouble concentrating
Feeling tense and jumpy
Anticipating the worst
Irritability
Restlessness
Watching for signs of danger
Feeling like your mind’s gone blank

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is more than a feeling. As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms. Because of the numerous physical symptoms, anxiety sufferers sometimes mistake their disorder for a medical illness. They may visit many physicians and make numerous trips to the emergency room before their anxiety disorder is discovered.

Some physical symptoms of anxiety are:

Pounding heart
Sweating
Stomach upset or dizziness
Frequent urination or diarrhea
Shortness of breath
Tremors and twitches
Muscle tension
Headaches
Fatigue
Insomnia

If you suffer with Anxiety, there is help available. Call us today for Anxiety Counseling in the Baton Rouge area, 225-290-7252.

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