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Reducing Stress With Deep-Belly Breathing

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Is it possible to reduce stress in 3-5 minutes?  Absolutely. Let me explain why. When you are experiencing anxiety, your body is in a fight- flight-freeze stress response. You can activate this stress response by remembering a difficult situation, looking at an overwhelming to do list, watching a scary movie or worrying about “what ifs”. But do you know you can also…

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Risks and Benefits of Anti-Anxiety Medications

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Anti-anxiety medications are a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.  The most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin (clonazepan), and Valium (diazepam). The benefits of anti-anxiety medication 1. The number one benefit of anti-anxiety medication is the obvious. They very effectively stop anxiety and put the mind and body in a relaxed state of peace and calm. 2….

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