Anxiety Release Method
If you have been suffering from anxiety disorder symptoms then you know first hand this condition is not only serious, but quite common. In-fact, anxiety is in the top position for mental health problem world wide, and particularly it tends to effects women mostly. Even though this is a serious condition it can actually be successfully treated with various anti-anxiety techniques.
If your current treatment is not working, or your just are not doing anything about your anxiety disorder symptoms, then it is probably time you put a plan into place and try ed some effective anti anxiety techniques. 2 of the best are listed for your convenience below.
Relaxing or calming music makes incredible difference to your mood, try listening to some.
We listen to music for different kinds of reasons. Dancing and grooving to the beat are 2. Then there are those who find that soothing music calms their whole body physically and mentally.The latter is what we are after when it comes to using music as a form of therapy for individuals with anxiety disorders symptoms.
Studies have shown that listening to soft relaxing sounds can reduce the heart rate and increase the body’s temperature both of which are signs of relaxation. Not all kinds of music though can be relaxing obviously.
No matter how you like rock music it is not a good genre to listen to if you want to chase the stress away. You should also avoid listening to music or songs that remind you of sad events. Doing so will defeat the purpose of music therapy.
Try oriental music, the ones used by Buddhism practitioners You can also try Celtic music. You can also buy CDs that replicate the sound of nature such as the sound of ocean waves or of rain.
A simpler technique that you can use is deep breathing.
Many of us are breathing shallowly or breathing only from our chest. This is not the best way to breathe. People under stress breathe in a very poor manner. To counter stress, you must deliberately change the way you are conditioned to breathe. You should start breathing from your abdomen and not from your chest. Let your belly rise and fall as you inhale and exhale. This is a FREE technique that anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder should try.
Have you ever experienced with Unprotected Sex? Are you engaged in a high-risk behavior such as sharing needles during intravenous drug use? If so, you are probably exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). And when you has tested positive for HIV, it simply means you has now acquired the HIV which is the cause of AIDS.
The early signs of being infected are shown differently in men and generally happened within two to six weeks after the infection of HIV known as the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome which damages an individual’s immune system. The early HIV symptoms can be concluded with these following signs:
Sign 1: Fever
Fever is one of the most common early HIV symptoms. It is occurred both in men or women. This certain symptom generally appears soon after infection. It will happen during two to four weeks, and gradually dissipate like other flues. The fever symptoms are normally mild in nature and raise body’s temperature around 100 to 101 degrees F.
Sign 2: Headache
Mostly HIV infected men will get fever with periodic stroke of mild to moderate headaches. These headaches seem normal as general headaches you have faced in everyday life.
Sign 3: Swollen Glands
In a man who is infectious he can be found with some amount of swelling or inflammation in one or more of the lymph glands in the body. He may be found with a gland in his neck, armpit or groin that has gradually become swollen, raised and firm. In general, this swelling or inflammation will not cause any kind of pain or discomfort to the gland. Besides, this symptom shown always be mistaken for another illness.
Sign 4: Fatigue
The infected men can also be found with dramatic changing of their level of energy or stamina. They can become unexplainably fatigued or tired more than general. However, physical exercise in any man can result them differently and they probably conceive that this certain feeling occur a little more tired from a day at work.
Sign 5: Rash
In early symptom of HIV it can probably happen in the form of a general rash that appears as patches of skin that are gradually discolored from other areas. The rash may show raised and simply fade away within a week to a month after it first developed.
If those signs are appeared to you, the best suggestion here is to Get Yourself Tested. The idea of being Tested for HIV Infection may be frightening. But the HIV Testing itself doesn’t bring you HIV-positive or HIV-negative result. It’s very critical not only for your own health but also to prevent the transmission of the virus to others.
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San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011
Furniture market in the US, over the years, has maintained a healthy growth graph. However, during 2008-2009, the market was jolted by the turmoil in the macro economy and recorded a sharp drop in demand for all types of furniture, including outdoor furniture. Growth in the furniture market mainly depends on new housing starts and construction sector. As both the sectors reeled under the impact of recession during 2008-2009, demand for furniture decreased considerably during the same period. Further, scarce availability of credit also added to the woes of furniture makers, as furniture in the US is not a cash sale. A large percentage of consumers buy furniture either on lay-away type plan or on credit cards. However, the market displayed signs of recovery in 2010, thanks to the availability of abundant resources and recovery of the US economy.
Residential segment occupies a prominent position in the outdoor furniture market, as the segment accounts for a major share in the total demand for outdoor furniture. Demand drivers for outdoor furniture include fashions and trends in home decorating and housing sector, and lifestyle trends such as outdoor rooms i.e., expanding outdoor space by using items such as grills and furniture and cocooning. Over the years, these factors have contributed significantly to the growth of the market and have irreversibly changed the market landscape. Rising concept of outdoor living, particularly lavish outdoor living spaces with new materials, comfortable seating and elaborate lighting steer the market for outdoor furniture. In addition, demographic changes, housing sales, wide spread adoption of Internet, outdoor renovation, and environmental concerns also boost the outdoor furniture market.
Metal constitutes the largest as well as fastest growing material type in the US outdoor furniture market, as stated by the new market research report on Outdoor Furniture. Cornering a lion’s share of the market, the Metal Outdoor Furniture market is portended to continue its dominance in the coming years. Wrought iron, aluminum, and steel represent the most popular metal types used for outdoor furniture globally. Wicker/rattan represents the second largest segment in the US outdoor furniture market, owing to its rustic look and the fact that wicker outdoor furniture is the most popular segment for the emerging outdoor living room trends.
Lifestyle of the average US population saw some drastic changes in the last two decades and of late people are spending more time in their homes than they did earlier. Busy lifestyle and less amount of leisure time encourage the American population to enjoy the outdoor living culture. This trend led to an increased preference for outdoor living culture that eventually raised the demand for outdoor furniture products. Events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks have played an instrumental role in helping people appreciate the importance of spending time with family and friends. Moreover, the unrest created by global terrorism is leading to an increasing number of people opting to spend their vacations and leisure time in the safety of their homes rather than undertaking expensive and risky tourist trips. The situation has led to the emergence of a new trend called ‘nesting’ and ‘cocooning’, which is the staple fodder feeding the growth of the outdoor furniture market.
With the outdoor living culture catching up fast, the need for improved and well-furnished outdoor space is also growing. Consumers are demanding a wider range of options to choose from while purchasing outdoor furniture. This trend encouraged manufacturers to bring out some new and improved products that in turn broadened the existing range of outdoor furniture products available. Innovations in terms of design, style, material and fabric also led to an expansion in the available range of outdoor furniture. Another latest trend in outdoor furniture design is the growing demand for environment friendly materials such as recycled plastic lumber popularly known as EnviroWood. The material finds application in the complete range of outdoor furniture from Shell-Back chaise to Adirondack chairs.
Major players profiled in the report include Agio International Ltd., Brown Jordan, Casual Living, Gibraltar Furniture, Grosfillex North America, Hanamint Corp., Homecrest Industries Inc., Home Casual LLC, Kingsley-Bate Ltd., Leisure Furniture & Powdercoating Inc., Lloyd Flanders Industries Inc., Mallin Casual Furniture, Meadowcraft Inc., Modern Outdoor, O.W. Lee Company Inc, and The Coleman Company Inc.
The research report titled “Outdoor Furniture: A US Market Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the outdoor furniture markets, impact of recession on the markets, current market trends, key growth drivers, performance of different outdoor furniture materials, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the US Outdoor Furniture market for the years 2007 through 2015. Key material types analyzed include Metal, Plastic/Resin, Wicker/Rattan, Wood and Others. Also, a seven-year (2000-2006) historic analysis is provided for additional perspective.
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Hypochondriasis is defined by Webster’s as “morbid concern about one’s health especially when accompanied by delusions of physical disease”. One labeled a hypochondriac can be described by peers as “always ailing” or sometimes as just plain annoying. The hypochondriac can also be a thorn in the side of his or her physician. But what causes this puzzling and complex disorder? And why are those afflicted unable to be pacified by a clean bill of health from their doctors?
For many suffering with anxiety and panic disorder, acute attacks are often triggered by one or more physical symptoms that are interpreted as life-threatening. As research has discovered that the delivery of various stimulants to cells in the body via the bloodstream prompts one to react as if in physical danger, thus prompting a panic attack, it’s a similar misfire that deprives one the ability to accurately interpret the body’s own signals.
Anxiety literally feels bad. There are physiological changes that occur affecting the functions of many different parts of the body. These changes are often mistaken for frightening health conditions and ailments. So the fear feeds the misinterpretation, and the misinterpretation can spark fear. This can be an anguished cycle to repeat, with the added hardship of a lack of sympathy from others.
With the abundance of medical information available to the general public via the internet through websites like WebMD.com, hypochondria can be created and fed rather easily. This is a time when Americans are armed with knowledge of what is good and bad for their health like never before, and while this is meant to equip people with the tools to take charge of their health and live better, it often becomes an avenue for distraction and obsession. This is because it’s not a far jump from learning which symptoms indicate a dangerous condition to actually feeling them. The mind is able to trick the body, especially the mind of someone constantly expecting harm.
A person living with these intertwined disorders can experience the terror of being one step away from death on a daily basis. Even the reassurance from a physician, as well as their own common sense, are no match for this powerful deception and the very real presence of physical symptoms. Much of the time the individual is not simply imagining, for instance, that they are short of breath. The airway feels constricted, though due to their own tension and erratic breathing rather than impending death.
It’s been well-established that a panic attack can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, not only for the person experiencing one, but also for medical professionals treating them. In an acute attack like this, a proper diagnosis can be made that it is in fact not a heart attack and the patient sent on their way. But for the anxiety sufferer, the onset of a heart attack remains a real threat and those same symptoms will chronically plague them. So they might repeatedly seek medical attention, even if simply to “make sure” that there is nothing wrong with their heart. Before long, they are labeled a hypochondriac, and begin to feel that the doctor no longer takes them seriously. Most often, they are correct.
Other examples of the torment these people live with include the feeling of and the belief that: the throat is closing, a headache is actually the onset of a stroke or the result of an inoperable brain tumor, that breathing will simply cease, an aneurysm will strike at any moment, and there are even cases of people being so certain that swallowing food will result in choking that they refuse to do so, causing significant weight loss. To the non-sufferer, it seems simple to just know these ideas are silly and stop believing them. But that’s where a malfunction in the brain sets apart these people from the rest of the population.
Fortunately, there are treatments for these conditions which offer hope to the person living in virtual bondage. Often a formula of various methods will be successful, and will not be the same for each case. There are a number of medications that can bring relief of symptoms, but experts stress that one method alone will not achieve success, and that the use of medication should be combined with therapy. Other treatment options include exercise, homeopathy and a host of media “programs” which can be purchased, though usually at a high cost.
These conditions are now widely accepted by the medical community as legitimate and requiring treatment. A good healthcare professional can recognize the behaviors associated with them and treat patients accordingly, rather than dismissing them once they’ve been cleared medically.
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Last Thursday, leaders of the New Destiny Christian Center, a Florida megachurch founded by the late Zachery Tims, made it official that Paula White is the church’s new senior pastor. This announcement came on the heels of weeks of much speculation that she would be the new leader. But this decision on the part of church leaders is not without controversy.
Riva Tims, former wife of Zachery Tims, announced last Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against the church. She and her husband started New Destiny over 15 years ago. The couple divorced in 2009, and Riva left to start her own church. Her ex-husband, the late Zachery Tims, was found dead in a New York hotel last August. According to the Christian post, Riva Tims referred to the selection process that handed Paula White the job as the new senior pastor as “negligent and illegal” as well as “deceptive.” Also, she refers to New Destiny as her children’s lawful inheritance.
OK, enough for the background. What shall I say about this matter? Oh, yeah, here we go: The church did not belong to Zachery Tims, it does not belong to Paula White, it does not belong to the board of directors, it does not belong to Riva Tims, and it does not belong to her children. The last time I checked, the Bible says that Jesus Christ is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18).
That brings me to a second point about the Paula White-appointment. Because Christ is the head of the church, church leaders should be God-fearing and must conduct the church’s business in a way that brings glory to His name. In this case, that is not what appears to have been done. This I say because Pastor Ira V. Hilliard, pastor of New Light Christian Center Church in Houston, Texas, resigned from the board of bishops who were charged with aiding New Destiny in the transitional process. In a December 15 video, he said: “My commitment to integrity will not allow me to support something that I believe is deception and that compromises previously agreed upon procedure and protocol.”
What a mess. From what I can see, the congregation at New Destiny Christian Church has not been well served by its board and other subordinate leaders. But the good news is that the church is not without help. Christ is still Lord, and He neither slumbers nor sleep.
Frank King served as a senior pastor of churches for over twelve years. He holds a Master of Theology degree. Currently, he is an author, and he ministers as an evangelist.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) April 8, 2010
In a parent’s worst nightmare, a troubled American teen vanishes into the mysterious world of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox "haredi" community while on a summer trip to Israel, cutting off all communication with her desperate mother and father. David Gautreaux directs acclaimed playwright Wendy Graf’s newest and most controversial work to date. Tom Beyer, James Eckhouse, Annika Marks, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Oren Rehany, Robyn Roth, Keliher Walsh and Steven Robert Wollenberg star in the world premiere of "Behind the Gates" at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Creative Center, May 15 through July 3. Low-priced previews begin May 12.
In Graf’s gripping mystery, 17-year old Bethany (Annika Marks) disappears while on a school trip to Israel. As her parents (Keliher Walsh and James Eckhouse) feverishly search throughout Jerusalem for their daughter, they find themselves lost in an alien world where ancient and modern collide, conflicting cultures and politics clash, and extreme orthodoxies and passionate feelings of nationalism try to coexist while growing more volatile with each passing day.
"My play asks questions about orthodoxy, whether it be Muslim, Catholic, Evangelical or Jewish," Graf explains. "This is a story we’re reading in the news everyday. Religious fundamentalism provides a sense of community and identity along with a relief of absolutes that can prove powerfully attractive to young people."
Back in the States, Bethany had turned to sex, drugs and ditching school to try to fill her terrible longing for acceptance and identity, so she is ripe and suggestive when the zealous and charismatic Rabbi Meir (Oren Rehany) approaches her one afternoon in Jerusalem. To her parents’ bewilderment and horror, Bethany becomes completely absorbed into the world of the "haredim," changing her name, adopting a new identity, and ultimately disappearing. Her parents’ search for her becomes a search for themselves.
"Wendy addresses important issues of religious extremism and oppression of women in these communities; but ultimately, ‘Behind the Gates’ is about the emotional journey of a family," emphasizes Gautreaux. "Their ever-increasing panic as they hunt for their daughter is highlighted by the clash of languages, a cacophony of sound that permeates the play. In the end, the mother’s search for her daughter becomes a spiritual and cultural odyssey of self-discovery."
In early readings, "Behind the Gates" came under attack from members of the American Jewish community who feared it would stir anti-Semitism with its unvarnished portrayal of the ultra-Orthodox "haredi" culture.
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben of Kehillat Israel Congregation notes, "The play asks questions, but isn’t Jewish tradition based on questions? The beauty of Wendy’s work is that she presents both sides, then asks the audience to open up a dialogue and think."
The Levantine Cultural Center, whose mission is to promote a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa by presenting artistic and educational programs that bridge political and religious divides, will sponsor two discussions about the issues explored in "Behind the Gates" as part of its "Identity Politics and the Middle East" series. Immediately following the matinee on Sunday, May 23, a panel of scholars will discuss "The Role of Women in Conservative Religion." When does a woman’s choice of piety result in misogynistic oppression by others? A second panel, on Sunday, June 6, will explore "The Many Faces of Israel," the country of constant contradictions revealed in "Behind the Gates": both old and new, orthodox and liberal, uncompromising and transcendent, a haven for some and occupation for others.
Wendy Graf began writing "Behind the Gates" in 2008, following a trip to Israel. The first act, under the title Bethany/Bakol, was a winner in the Denise Ragan Wiesenmeyer One Act Play Festival and was presented last October at L.A’s Attic Theatre. The full length version has been developed and presented in staged readings at Theatre West, Theater 40, Ensemble Studio Theater-LA’s Winterfest 2009, and Blank Theater Company, and the world premiere is being presented by Hatikvah Productions and The Group at Strasberg.
Wendy Graf is a multi award-winning playwright whose most recent plays include "Lessons" (directed by Gordon Davidson); "Leipzig" (L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination, Back Stage Garland Award, Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition finalist); "The Book of Esther" (San Fernando Valley Artistic Director Award nomination for Best Play, ASK Theater Projects Grant Award); "In the Time of Elephants"; "A Hollywood Fable"; "L.A. Tales"; "No Word in Guyanese for Me"; "The Cross and the Saber"; and "Shanghai Ghetto";. An evening of one-acts collected under the title "Zeno’s Paradox" includes "Lester and Schloss" (2008 Ellen Idelson Award winner, 2008 Arts and Letters Prize for Drama finalist, 2009 International Jewish Short Play Competition) and "Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" (EST-LA’s Winterfest 2009; 2010 FirstStage One Act winner). Ms. Graf is a member of Theatre West, Ensemble Studio Theatre Writing Unit, and Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit.
Performances of "Behind the Gates" take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, May 15 through July 3. There will be three low-priced previews on Wednesday, May 12; Thursday, May 13; and Friday, May 14, all at 8 pm. Panel discussions follow the matinee performances on Sunday, May 23 ("The Role of Women in Conservative Religion") and Sunday, June 6 ("The Many Faces of Israel") and are included in the ticket price. General admission is $25.00, except Opening Night (May 15) which is $30 and includes a Gala reception following the performance, and previews which are $12.50. The Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Creative Center is located at 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046. For reservations and information, call (323) 960- 5772 or go to http://www.Plays411.com/Gates .
Just as adults can have feelings of anxiety so can children. As a parent it’s a good idea to be aware of your child’s feelings and take part in helping your child minimize their anxiety. To help understand what is commonly the cause of general anxiety in many children and what a parent can do to minimize general anxiety in their child, I have interviewed therapist Gail Olson, PhD, LIMHP, LADC.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
“I started out my counseling career working with persons with addictive behaviors (both inpatient and outpatient settings). Many clients I worked with had multiple issues along with their addictions (anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, etc.). I then began working in private practice in a mental health setting and work with individuals and couples/families who deal with anxiety, depression, life adjustment, addictive behaviors, and life stressors from children to adults.”
What is commonly the cause of general anxiety in many children?
“Obviously life itself can bring about many stressors (high performance expectations, at school: too much to do and too little time, too much homework, one size fits all classroom expectations, split families, warring parents, step-parents, family disorganization and chaos, parents with mental health issues or addictions, parents with anger management problems, domestic violence, poverty). Also parents may not know how to handle their anxiety and thus are not able to teach their children anxiety-management skills. Undiagnosed or untreated medical conditions can cause anxiety in children too (ADD, diabetes, asthma, thyroid problems, to name a few).”
What type of impact can general anxiety have on a child’s overall life?
“Anxiety can impair a child’s ability to feel safe and comfortable in their world. It can make them withdraw or become aggressive or become isolated and made fun of. Anxiety is a very painful feeling for a child because there are few resources to utilize because of their power position (i.e., parents can seek help, but children generally do not have the wherewithal to know they need help or how to obtain it).
Parents may overlook the extent of suffering the child with anxiety has and not seek help for the child. Untreated, it can cause immeasurable suffering and emotional trauma for the child. Adult children who grew up with anxiety speak to me of how awful it was for them as a child to go through life with such high levels of emotional discomfort. They have become shy and withdrawn. Fortunately, they are now seeking help to overcome their anxiety. So it’s important for parents to seek help for their child with anxiety!”
What are some tips for parents to help them minimize general anxiety in their child?
“They can seek help through therapists, through support networks, or doctors, or resources that are available for treating anxiety. The most important thing is to take their child seriously and show utmost acknowledgement of the child’s suffering (because untreated anxiety is suffering!). They can help find the source of the anxiety (without judging it) and help them find ways to cope and alleviate it. If the child is anxious because they don’t like going to a step-parent’s house, for example, they can discover the source of why the child feels they way they do. If the child is anxious because there is a family history of anxiety, then coping skills or possible medication to ease this may help. Discovering the sources with all due respect to the child is very important. It could be a medical symptom so that is important to investigate. Parents generally never neglect a child’s medical suffering but may neglect or minimize emotional suffering. It is as painful and debilitating as a medical illness.”
What type of professional help is available for children who are experiencing general anxiety?
“There are many resources available for children experiencing anxiety. From counselors, to school counselors, to support groups, to physicians/psychiatrists if the child’s anxiety is high, to medical doctors to see if the anxiety has a MEDICAL source or to rule out medical problems whose symptoms may include anxiety (e.g., diabetes, thyroid, asthma, etc.). Some children are introverts and appear to have anxiety at greater levels than extroverts, so helping the child recognize the gifts of introversion (heightened sensitivity) and the challenges of this (possible anxiety) but still seeking help for it. Some children have ADHD and anxiety can be a part of the hyperactivity or ADD. So utilizing professional help is important and available almost everywhere!”
Thank you Gail for doing the interview on parent tips for minimizing generalized anxiety in their child. For more information on Gail Olson or her work you can check out her website on http://www.gailaolson.vpweb.com.
JALEH holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling. She is the book author of Making Marriage a Success and Life’s Little How to Book which can be… View profile