Anxiety

Problem Solving Buffers the Brain Against Anxiety

When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.” Engaging the brain to stay busy with problem-solving appears to be an effective buffer against debilitating anxiety, especially in those prone to the worst of the condition, according to a new brain imaging study from Duke University researchers. The [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:56:29+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Promotion of Resilience and the Demise of Anti-Bullyism

Social trends do not move in straight lines. They are somewhat like pendulums; when they go too far in one direction, gravity pulls them back in the other. The reverse swing has been bound to occur with antibullyism (which I consider a more fitting term for the “anti-bullying movement”). I see it already beginning and [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:56:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Bullying, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Link Between Dads Who Treat Daughters Like Princesses and Anxiety

A study has shown that encouraging children to take risks, be competitive and engage in rough and tumble play can help prevent childhood anxiety disorders. But, unfortunately, this type of play is more commonly experienced by young boys than girls. The study, which was undertaken by the Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Reading, took [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:57:56+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Early Intervention Key to Supporting Students With Anxiety

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time, mature age at entry, or from a lower socioeconomic status background are most likely to be in this category. Not all of these factors can be changed. But there are ways parents and [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:04:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

$100m Funding Boost for Mental Health Programs

Young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety will get further assistance with an injection of more than $100 million into school mental health programs and a range of new Headspace centres. Key points: Major funding boost for kids mental health $75 million for new Headspace centres and student mental health programs More funds for [...]

How to Spot Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Kids & Teens

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and two other anxiety disorders - separation anxiety and social anxiety - are among the most commonly experienced psychiatric problems in youngsters. Similar to adult estimates, girls are about twice as likely as boys to have GAD. GAD symptoms are distressing and can be impairing not just for the child or teen; the family [...]

By | 2017-11-22T12:56:21+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Focused Attention Can Help Our Kids Battle Stress and Anxiety

In the midst of my worst moments of anxiety and panic, I would focus incessantly on the physical sensation and fear that it was something serious and harmful. But, as I learned over time from several experts, my attention was directed on the wrong thing. What if I could shift my focus to something else – [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:26:32+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

8 Things a Psychotherapist Wants You to Understand About Anxiety

Debunking the myths and sharing the important truths about this incredibly common mental health issue. Firstly, here's what anxiety is not: it's not worrying that your train has been cancelled or that your card won't be accepted in a restaurant. It's not being scared before a medical test. Anxiety is an inappropriate response to a real or perceived [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:26:18+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teaching Mindfulness and Empowering Children

As much as teachers do all that they can to make their classrooms a place of comfort and security, for some students the school environment can be a stressful one. For a whole gamut of reasons, at some stage during their time spent at school, most kids experience some kind of school-related anxiety. Whether it [...]

Building Student Confidence and Self-Esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators whose ‘classrooms’ cover thousands of square kilometres, but it’s more than just a case of being able to reach isolated areas. The technology is also allowing teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as [...]