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Dr. Inna Mertsalova

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How to manage holidays when you have depression

Winter holidays are the busiest time of the year, when you are busy with choosing gifts for your closest people, preparing for travelling, partying, and so on. When you’re surrounded by all sorts of holiday cheer, it seems like everyone would be full of positive energy, right? Well, not exactly. The reality is that the holiday season can be a difficult time for people who live with emotional disturbances. There are so many pressures and expectations that come with the…

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In Stress and Coping

Tips for tackling the stress

If you feel tension in all your muscles and have wondering thoughts, it indicates a chronic level of physical and emotional tension you have at this time. Those who take time to relax and release inner tension do much better physically and emotionally than those who fail to engage in such behavior. Stressmasters have a higher quality of life than those who do not or will not “let go.” If you can find more time to relax, you will counteract…

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In Stress and Health

Tips to deal with depression or anxiety stemming from childhood trauma

I would like to share an interview with a specialist who works with women who have depression or anxiety stemming from childhood trauma. Jennifer Rollin speaks with Lisa Savage, LCSW. Jennifer: Tell me about yourself, your experience, and your practice. Lisa: I’m an LCSW practicing in the state of Delaware.  I have two private practices–one that specializes in seeing children and the other adults.  I’ve been in practice since 1998. In my adult practice, I specialize in working with women…

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In Stress and Coping

The walking technique that reduces wtress

The most recent research found that adding a little mindfulness to a normal, regular walk helps to fight stress and anxiety. The respondents reported less stress when they are moving around and even less when they move around mindfully. Mindful walking means being present in the moment while walking and could involve: Being more aware of the surroundings — noticing and appreciating things. Allowing thoughts about the past and future to fly away. Concentrating on the breath going in and…

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