Surviving Holiday Season Stress
The holiday season is here, and while that means time for family, friends, and lots of good food, this season can also bring more severe stress and anxiety than any other time of the year. These emotional triggers can be anything from painful memories to social anxiety, and they can really make it hard to enjoy what seems like a festive season for everyone else. If you’re struggling this holiday season, remember to take time for yourself. Autumn holidays often trigger feelings of nostalgia and sadness, so take extra steps to take care of yourself during this transitional time, whether that means stepping away from the party to breathe for a moment, or channeling your feelings into a journal entry, or even just finding a quiet space to come face-to-face with your emotions.
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The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone with social anxiety, as family dinners and work parties abound. But try as we might, even the most anxious of us can’t avoid people forever. This handy list of coping tips can help you get through your next social event in one piece.
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Dr. McNeely’s viewpoint and practice is integrative, combining developmental, cognitive-behavioral, existential and other perspectives to develop a holistic approach, broadening insight and opportunities for effective intervention. Abigail regularly works with clients dealing with a broad range of issues including depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, life challenges and chronic illness. She offers individual, couples and family counseling for adults and teens, as well as academic, employment and medical needs psychology assessments.