Many people I talk to seem surprised by the number of people suffering from anxiety.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population.
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Mindfulness techniques have been proven as effective treatment for anxiety.
Listen below to my Introduction to Meditation & Coping with Anxiety, a guided meditation to help you cope with anxiety, while tapping into your own natural healing powers in just over five minutes.
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Aviva Kamander, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist, Coach and owner of Authentic Vida in White Plains. I have the privilege of working with people in a sacred way; honestly and directly dealing with experiences, thoughts, and emotions.
Individuals are capable of immense change and growth. I use effective methods of treatment in a supportive, encouraging and accountable way. Reinventing oneself often leads to excitement and boundless creative energy. Making realistic dreams come true is where I come in. My goal is that individuals who struggle with happiness will find regular contentment; a better way to get through life. www.authenticvida.com
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” – Pema Chodron