5 Best Anxiety Treatment Blog Posts


5 Best Anxiety Treatment Blog Posts - Dr. Sarah Allen

Here are my five most popular blog posts that help reduce anxiety condensed into one post so you don’t have to search though all my blog posts to see these many tips.

I hope you find them useful and if you do, I have many more on my website for you to read too. If you have any questions after reading any of the articles please don’t hesitate to contact me on the form at the bottom of the page.

This article explains the physical and emotional effects of stress and details 6 ways to feel less stressed and worried including: 1. How to Stop Adrenaline/Stress, 2. Get Enough Sleep, 3. Build In Time To Stop & Relax, 4. Don’t Run Yourself Ragged 5. Worry Less & 6. Reduce A Worry’s Power Over You.

One of the tools I teach my clients to utilize when they feel anxious is called Grounding. When your mind is racing mind, grounding brings you back to the here-and-now and is very helpful in managing overwhelming feelings or anxiety. It is a great way to calm down quickly. There are many ways to ground yourself when you feel anxious and overwhelmed and I decided to describe the 7 grounding techniques that I have found work best for myself and my clients.

Do you find yourself reading too much into situations or spending too much time trying to make decisions? You are likely overthinking things and it is probably not helpful to your emotional well-being. Here are 4 signs that suggest you overthink things.

Do you like being by the sea? I do and find it very relaxing to watch the waves coming in to the shore and out again. Many years ago a colleague of mine who had studied self-hypnosis taught me this simple beach mini meditation and I found it so useful that I have been telling it to my clients ever since.

This seven minute video I share simple tips that can really reduce worry and anxiety. They include: why we worry and stress over things; the best question to ask yourself when you are worried about something; the difference between useful vs useless worrying; what cognitive therapy is and how we can feel more in control by studying and writing down your worries and why positive visualization works and how to do it.

I hope you found all of these articles and video helpful. I have many more blog posts that I have written to help people tackle anxiety and I also put together a booklet with some strategies that I am always giving my clients to help them begin to feel less stressed, overwhelmed and frustrated and to stop worrying about everything. Please scroll down the page to download the booklet and to read more blog posts.


Dr. Sarah Allen

If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment to work with me and learn how to reduce anxiety, please contact me at 847 791-7722 or on the form below.

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    Dr. Allen has really helped me find my own voice. When I began therapy I would swing between being passive and doing whatever other people wanted me to do to being angry and frustrated. I have been on antidepressants for quite a few years but it wasn’t really working. Through therapy I have learned to listen to my own needs and to speak up. I used to worry that people wouldn’t like me if I didn’t agree with them but when Dr. Allen gave me the support I needed I challenged my fears. I spend a lot less time feeling angry and depressed now and I have really widened my social network. This is how I have always wanted to be but didn’t know how to get there. Dr. Allen has a very reassuring manner and makes you challenge yourself but by using small steps so you feel ready to do it. I have really come out of my shell and would recommend anyone who is feeling depressed to come and talk with her.

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    I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a worrier and when my doctor suggested therapy instead of an antidepressant I didn’t think it could really help. I was totally wrong. I don’t spend so much time worrying about the “what ifs” now and concentrate on working on things that are in my control to change in the “here and now” rather than in the past or future. I spend much less time in my head worrying about everything and now have useful strategies to deal with many situations at home and at work. Life is much less stressful and I find myself teaching people I manage at work the strategies Dr. Allen taught me.

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