Tag: anxiety

3 Important Mental Health Benefits of Physical Exercise

By: Vanessa Steffens “Exercise gives people endorphins, and endorphins make people happy…”  – Elle Woods Elle Wood said it best: exercise makes people happy. We know exercise has many physical health benefits, but there are also many mental health benefits of exercise. If you needed a few more reasons to get to the gym, take… Read more »

4 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Practice Anytime, Anywhere

BY: MJ Harford, Resident in Counseling Mindfulness is something many of us have heard of: it’s on the news and in the media here and there, some schools are implementing mindful moments during the school day, and doctors are recommending it to patients to support everything from stress reduction to diabetes management. Mindfulness is an… Read more »

3 Breathing Exercises to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

By: MJ Harford, MA NCC The body is our vessel of life, our tool for engaging with the world around us, and our protector. For many of us, anxiety takes us out of our bodies and locks us in our thoughts about the past or the future. Observing our tendencies and understanding the physiological component… Read more »

The Physical Side of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

By: Katie Clark, LPC and Jennifer Munroe, LPC Anxiety is incredibly common in children and adolescents. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 31.9% of adolescents meet criteria for an anxiety disorder with a median onset age of six years old. Despite this, it is frequently misunderstood by both the young children… Read more »