Category: Anxiety

Blog posts, news articles, and other resources from The Center • A Place of HOPE

How to Stop Worrying

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 28, 2022

We all have our day-to-day worries, but worrying can become an incredibly stress-inducing experience. Although the feeling of worry is a normal human emotion, understanding how to react to and address it is essential. Without the proper resources, knowledge, and coping mechanisms, over-worrying can take over your life and make...

How to Help Someone With Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 25, 2022

Supporting a loved one through anxiety can be painful and make you feel helpless. You try your best to be there for them, but you may not always know what to say or how to show them how much you care. If you’re like most people in this situation, you...

Can Anxiety Cause Shortness of Breath?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2022

Imagine this: You’re in a situation that makes you anxious, and you start feeling uncomfortable. You’re sweating, and you can feel your hands shake. Then, you notice it’s hard to breathe. No matter how much you try, it feels like you can’t get a good breath of air. It feels...

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 11, 2022

Most people know what it feels like to be nervous or worried. For example, you might have felt nervous before a first date or before a big presentation at work. Or maybe you have experienced worry after hearing a family member was sick. But for people with anxiety, these feelings...

Can Anxiety Cause Headaches or a Heavy Head Feeling?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 26, 2022

A heavy or uncomfortable feeling in your head can make getting through your day particularly difficult. For example, you may feel like you cannot hold your head up (heavy head) or have a tight band tied around your head. Doctors often associate a heavy head with tiredness, headaches, brain fog,...

Anxiety vs Depression: What Is the Difference?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 26, 2022

Approximately 40 million adults in the United States struggle with anxiety, and more than 16 million adults struggle with depression. [1] Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health challenges people in the U.S. (and throughout the world) face. There’s still a lot of confusion surrounding these...

How to Calm Anxiety at Night: 14 Tips for Sleeping Better With Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 24, 2021

Many people with anxiety have experienced this scenario: You’re finally done with a long day and have tucked yourself in for the night. Suddenly, your brain starts firing off worries that hadn’t even occurred to you during the day. What if I get fired? Am I a good parent? Did...

What Is Social Anxiety, and What Can You Do About It?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 20, 2021

Almost everyone has had the experience of showing up to a party where you don’t know a single soul. If you’re like most people, you are probably worried about how you come across to these strangers. You may stress about what you might say to make them enjoy your presence....

Reverse Your Anxious Conditioning with Present-Moment Awareness

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 25, 2021

A person suffering from anxiety spends most of his or her time either remembering some frightening event that’s long gone, or imagining ones yet to come. In other words, their minds habitually gravitate to the past and the future, but rarely give any thought to what is happening right here,...

What is Your Anxiety Type? 

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 14, 2021

The truth is that anxiety has many sources, can accompany many disorders (such as PTSD), and can wear many faces. Let’s look at the different ways anxiety can present itself in your life.  The descriptions below are offered in the spirit of “knowledge is power.” The more you know about...

The Whole-Person Approach to Depression Treatment

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2021

People arrive at the point of depression from many different places, indicating there are a variety of paths to recovery. In short, there is no one answer for depression and no single path to recovery. Just as the reasons for depression are a varied as the individuals who suffer from...

What Is Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

What is an anxiety disorder? Is it a mental health illness? Anxiety disorders are a type of mental health illness. There are different types of anxiety disorders, and each one presents differently. Different types of anxiety disorders may present with anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks can come on suddenly, with little or...

What Are The Different Types Of Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

If you feel you are suffering from symptoms of anxiety, it is important that you understand the different types of anxiety as this can help you and your healthcare professional best diagnose and treat you. At The Center • A Place of HOPE, our treatment team will help you by...

What Are The Causes Of Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

Anxiety disorders occur when someone regularly feels a disproportionate level of anxiety, distress, worry or fear to their surroundings. Risk Factors There are many causes of anxiety disorder and some are very complex. However, some of the more common risk factors that can lead to anxiety attacks or disorder are:...

Chronic Stress and how to deal with it

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 21, 2020

As the pandemic associated with the Coronavirus continues, it is normal to feel increasing amounts of stress. Insecurity about your job, an over-saturation of information, some of it conflicting, fear of catching the virus, stress of being cooped up over a long period of time without a social release.  But...

Is there a right way to worry about coronavirus?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 20, 2020

As we are facing a global crisis of coronavirus, with isolation, social distancing and lock down becoming words we hear daily – how do we cope with this great unknown? There are many worries, not just for your health and the health of your loved ones, as well as financial...

How to Calm Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 30, 2020

The world around us has changed dramatically over the past few weeks and months, and we are unsure of when it will get back to normal. This can be very worrying and cause great anxiety and fear. This is uncharted territory, and we can find it very difficult to navigate...

The top 10 things to help reduce anxiety at home

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 31, 2020

The news and spread of COVID-19 have shaken the world to its core. Everyone is in fear as the situation has started to take an emotional toll. You must be feeling stressed, powerless and anxious as well. You need a break from all that worrying. You need to detach yourself...

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