In my practice I frequently work with men who experience panic or anxiety. Of course every one experiences anxiety uniquely. However, what I noticed is that men experience anxiety differently than women. In general, men trend toward thinking in categorical terms such as sick/well, strong/weak, right/wrong or win/lose. When applied to the experience of [...]
Find out the answer to the #1 question I get about panic attacks in this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhEJGuGLSJQ I hope you found this video helpful, I'd love to hear your feedback. If you need help overcoming Panic and Anxiety in the Chicago area, please give Dr. Helen Odessky a call at (847)529-8600.
The key to effective relaxation is to master belly breathing or diaphragmatic breathing. Please watch this short video below and practice this technique to reduce stress and feel calmer in minutes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbhFfx9Kjm8 I hope you found this video helpful, I'd love to hear your feedback. If you need help overcoming Anxiety or Panic in [...]
If you or someone you love struggles with panic attacks, please watch my new video "How to Stop a Panic Attack" https://youtu.be/Ly1JgT0Q8Y8 If you need help with Panic Attacks in the Chicago area, give Dr. Helen Odessky a call at (847)529-8600 to see if she can help.
“Face Your Fears and they’ll never bother you again!” At least--that’s the promise! Except that it does not always work. If you are like many people that I see in my office you may have attempted to face your fears and found that it provides little relief. In fact, sometimes it even makes you more [...]
“Does caffeine cause anxiety?” –I get this question a lot as an anxiety therapist. Often it is a pleading look, asking: “Do you think if I just gave up coffee, my troubles with anxiety will be over?” At other time, it is a pleading voice “Please don’t tell me to give it up-I Love my [...]
Anxiety can affect sleep in several ways. It can be difficult to fall asleep. It can be difficult to get restful sleep and it can be difficult to return to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. The good news is that there are several strategies that you can use to improve [...]
1. Yoga teaches you to breathe-like a baby! Of course you know how to breathe! Did you also know that when we are stressed or anxious we tend to breathe from our chest, rather than taking a full abdominal breath? The result is muscular tension. Breathing from the center of you abdomen, also called “diaphragmatic [...]