Category: Anxiety

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

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...

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 in the COVID-19 Era

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...

Dr. Gregory Jantz Explains Signs and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety For the Holidays

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 19, 2019

Media Contact:  Adam Taff, 913.484.1140, adamt@aplaceofhope.com, Dr. Jantz Media Representative PRESS RELEASE (Edmonds, WA) September 26, 2019 – Dr. Gregory Jantz, best-selling author of 39 books, founder of nationally acclaimed The Center• A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, and leading mental health expert, today provides guidance for professionals and...

Rediscovering Childhood Through Your Adult Eyes

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2019

When you were growing up, you may have been told over and over, in a variety of ways, that you weren’t good enough, smart enough fast enough, thin enough, or just plain not enough of anything to please your parents.  In order to numb this crushing sense of failure and...

Are You Concerned About Excess In Your Life? (Exercise Included)

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 26, 2019

We each tend to harbor one or more secret activities or behaviors that we just can’t seem to get enough of.  This “never enough” activity becomes our absolute necessity, our reward, our coping mechanism. We need (or so we think) this activity to insulate ourselves from the world.  Because this...

PTSD and Chronic Pain

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 7, 2019

A number of our clients come to The Center with chronic pain that has persisted for years. This is often referred to as Fibromyalgia. The client has tried pain medications, diets, stretching, physical therapy, massages, and more. Nothing has seemed to work. But after we begin treatment using the whole...

Anxiety Increases in the Spring?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 12, 2019

It’s springtime. The weather has turned and the sense of renewal is in the air. Beautiful flowers, tree buds, mowed lawns all signal the rejuvenation of flora and fawna. You may be experiencing the sensation of renewal as well. Longer days mean more outdoor activities, more engagement with others, and...

Fear Versus Anxiety

By: Hannah Smith  •  February 1, 2019

Do you know the difference between fear and anxiety? If you look in the dictionary or ask most people, these words are often used interchangeably. However, there is an important distinction between them. To understand, let’s consider Janet and Marc. The sun was just beginning to peek through the blinds...

When Anxiety is in the Driver's Seat of Your Life

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 21, 2018

Did you ever play with wind-up toys as a kid? Remember how if you wound the toy too far, it broke? Well, you are the wind-up toy. You are the wind-up toy, and anxiety keeps winding and winding you up. At some point, anxiety could over-wind you, so you’ll break....

How Do You Respond to Stress?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 6, 2018

People respond to stress in two basic but different ways: they’re either go-getters and stay-putters.

Non Sequitur – An Irrational Assumption?

By: Hannah Smith  •  July 27, 2018

“Things are going so well…I’m really nervous. Something bad is bound to happen now!” Have you ever heard or thought something like this before? “The other shoe is going to drop” sentiment is a common pothole on the road to recovery. Sadly, this type of thinking prevents many people from...

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