Anxiety Worksheets, Books, and Recordings by Ann Silvers 0
I understand anxiety because I've dealt with it myself. From that place of understanding, I've helped counseling clients overcome every level of anxiety from stress and generalized anxiety--to panic and phobias.
I've learned to tackle anxiety from a variety of angles that take into account that anxiety is both a mental/emotional phenomenon and a physical one.
I've earned certificates in anxiety treatment approaches including neuroscience, hypnotherapy, and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.
All that learning and experimenting to discover what helps and doesn't help informed several anxiety-related books and hypnosis recordings that I've written and recorded.
- Ann Silvers
7 Diet Tips for Mental Health and Wellbeing 0
Making good food choices isn't just important for your physical health—it's important for your mental health and overall wellbeing. Eating a balanced diet in which you are receiving all of the essential nutrients can be beneficial to the structure and function of your brain—just like it’s beneficial for any other organ in your body!
Here are a 7 tips to get you started making food choices that benefit your body, mind, and mood.
- Ann Silvers
101 Emotion Words List: Expand Your Emotion Vocabulary 1Most people have a limited emotion vocabulary: they don't have many words to describe feelings. Having limited emotion words at your disposal gets in the way of you understanding yourself and others. This post includes a 101 emotion words list to help you better label what's happening for yourself and the people around you.
Depression in Men: It Happens More Than You Think 0
Women are thought to be twice as likely as men to be depressed, but that doesn’t fit with men’s disproportionate representation in “deaths of despair” (males are 72% of alcohol abuse deaths, 70% of drug overdoses, and 80% of suicides).
Could it be that the psychology field has a flawed system for identifying depression? Some (including me) say yes.
Turns out, depression symptoms were defined by the way that women typically react to, and display, depression. Depression in men may look different.
What's Wrong with the Duluth Model for DV Treatment? 1
The Duluth Model is a DV treatment program that dominates every level of DV services from the police officer who responds to a 911 call, to the laws that govern how that officer is supposed to act, to the judge who hears the case if charged, and the treatment services provided to both parties.
The Duluth Model for DV treatment provides glaring examples of the DV community’s anti-male pro-female gender biases. In pivotal ways, the influence the model has waged is a major cause of those ongoing biases.
From my perspective, the Duluth Model is not only flawed, and unhelpful—it is destructive.
I have come to that conclusion through decades of advocacy for men abused by their wives and girlfriends, and for the expansion of understanding that Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can happen in any gender configuration.
In this post, I'll give you the background. You can draw your own conclusions.
How Many Men are Abused by Women? 3
Abuse of men by their partners, especially female partners, is usually dismissed as infrequent or not harmful, and is often laughed at or even encouraged. But how many men get abused by their wives and girlfriends? How many men experience domestic abuse and violence? What are the percentage stats for abuse of men? What are the relative numbers of abused men and abused women?
My answers will probably surprise you.