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CO-DEPENDENCY MANAGEMENT

ANXIETY MANAGEMENT

STRESS MANAGEMENT

ANGER AND AGGRESSION MANAGEMENT

DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT

POST- TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, OR PTSD

BEREAVEMENT 

  What is Co-depencency Management?                                                                                                                                

A co-dependent is a “people pleaser”, a person whose desires to help others spring more from a need to control than from a healthy and balanced generosity.  Co-dependency is a pattern of compulsive behavior based on the need to obtain approval from others.  Unlike the well-balanced person who is generous and giving for the sake of other people, the co-dependent tries to please primarily to bolster his/her own needs.  He accommodates to others to such a degree that personal feelings, desires and basic needs are discounted or ignored. Self-esteem is based on how well he or she takes care of or solves problems for others.   The effects of co-dependency are resentment, frustration and anger.   In the long term, co-dependency can lead to stress, fatigue, burnout and serious illness. 

SOURCES OF CO-DEPENDENCY   Most experts in the field of co-dependency believe that the pattern of behavior can be learned in any dysfunctional family.  It is found with a fair amount of frequency among children of alcoholics or drug abusers.  But many other dysfunctional family elements can contribute to it too, such as a critical parent who never seems pleased with a child’s efforts. The rules prevent the open expression of feelings and the direct discussion of personal and inter personal problems.

Here is a list of common Co-Dependent Characteristics:

LOW SELF-WORTH

ANGER

DENIAL

REPRESSION

OBSESSION

CONTROLLING

MISCELLANEOUS

PROGRESSIVE

 

What is Anxiety Management?

Anxiety is an inevitable part of life for most of us. A majority of people report that they worry about issues such as finances, health, and family on a daily basis.  Some adults have a diagnosable anxiety disorder such as panic attacks, agoraphobia (multiple phobias), social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

Anxiety Symptoms 

•You frequently worry

•Many times you feel nervous

•Bothersome thoughts run through your mind

•You often imagine frightening scenes

•You can not concentrate well

•You often belittle yourself

•It takes you a long time to make a decision

•You find it difficult to stick to a job

•You don’t feel happy

Your heart frequently races

•You get chest pains (your doctor says your heart is fine)

•You have a tense stomach

•You vomit for no apparent reason

•You often get diarrhea

•You often lose your breath

•Sometimes you feel as if you are being smothered

•You have a habit of sighing

•You get dizzy for no apparent reason

•When upset, you sometimes feel like fainting

•You frequently have headaches

•You perspire a lot

•You get frequent chills

•You frequently blush

•You cry a lot over minor things

• Your body often becomes immobilized (you find difficult to react)

•You fidget around a lot

•Frequently, your whole body feels jittery

•You often pace around

•You often have no energy

•You tire easily

•You have trouble sleeping

•You don’t have a good appetite

•You frequently stammer or have difficulty with your speech

'What is stress Management?'

Stress Management- 'What is stress?' The term 'stress' refers to the response you have when facing circumstances that force you to act, change, or adjust in some way to maintain your footing, or to keep things balanced. (The circumstances themselves are known as.  Chronic Stress

When you face stressors often, and find that you have little control in these situations, you are at risk of experiencing chronic stress, which can affect your health in may negative ways. Having your stress response activated long-term, and not getting your body back to a state of relaxation can tax your system, leaving you overstimulated and depleted at the same time. Studies on health and stress have shown that stress can be a causal or contributing factor to virtually all major illnesses because chronic stress can lower immunity.  We all experience stress in our daily lives from different sources: jobs, relationships, finances. And whether you’re dealing with a daily stressor, chronic stress, or a major life challenge like illness or divorce, stress can take a significant toll on you both physically and emotionally.

What is Anger and Aggression Management? 

Anger management is a course of treatment that seeks to help people whose tempers sometimes get the better of them and who either verbally or physically lashes out against family members, friends, acquaintances or coworkers. Management is a process of learning to recognize signs that you're becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or holding it in. Anger is a healthy, normal emotion when you know how to express it appropriately. Anger management is about learning how to do this.  Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or holding it in. Anger is a healthy, normal emotion when you know how to express it appropriately. Anger management is about learning how to do this.  The goal of anger management is twofold: to eliminate unnecessary anger, and to express necessary anger in healthy ways.

What is Depression Management?

Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual's ability to take care of his or her everyday responsibilities.  Depression is the most common mental health disorder in both adults and children/adolescents. A depressed person experiences intense emotional distress for a period of days, weeks, months or years.  There are differing severities of depression.  Which youth get depression?  Several factors increase the risk of depression, including a family history of mood disorders and stressful life events.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life. PTSD is marked by clear biological changes as well as psychological symptoms. PTSD is complicated by the fact that it frequently occurs in conjunction with related disorders such as depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other problems of physical and mental health. The disorder is also associated with impairment of the person’s ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.

What is Bereavement Therapy ( Grief Therapy)

It often involves loss of someone dear which is so painful.  There is a difference between grieving and depression. It is normal to have bouts of deep sadness, crying and feelings of intense loneliness following the loss of a loved one. You may not want to get out of bed or face the world. Often these feelings can kick in after every one else is expecting us to be Okay.

IMPACT

 •Presence of strong emotion, deep sobbing, crying.

•Absence of emotion and feeling, numbness.

•Need to roam; inability to sit still.

•Inability to concentrate or focus.

•Yearning and longing for the deceased.

•Dominated by memories of the loved one.

•Body rhythms disturbed, sleeplessness,

•Feeling numb.

•Plagued by anger, guilt, and blame. (The “what if’s”)

•Experiencing fear, confusion, and disorientation.

•Having no hope, a sense of desolation.

Just about everyone experiences grief at least a few times in life. The only way to avoid grief is not to care about anyone or anything, or to bury one’s feelings with drugs or other distractions when a loved one leaves or dies, when we have a serious medical condition, when we lose a job or other opportunity, when we fail, or, for whatever, when we are missing something we need or want very badly. We can feel and deal with the grief, or we can choose to avoid it by many means. Yet even then, grief sticks around, showing up as depression, anger, anxiety, fatigue, or even physical illness.

In other words, there really is no around grief – but there is a way through it. While avoiding grief will only prolong and worsen suffering, facing it, with the help of a support group and/or therapist, often turns out to be a healing, enlightening experience – even though it will never, of course, be a fun one.

 

 

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