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  • gions exhibiting greater activation to negative words than neutral in the NAC group (red), lesser activation to negative words than neutral in the GAD group (green) and greater negative>neutral contrast values in the NAC group than in the GAD group (yellow). Middle panel shows overlapping red and yellow clusters. Images are displayed in neurological convention (right=right). All voxels shown are significant at P<0.05, corrected. (b) Surface rendering of the regions shown in panel a. Image is shown in radiological convention (left=right). NAC, non-anxious control; GAD, generalized anxiety disorder.

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  • Living FreeMoving From Anxiety to Mastery Presentation by Dr. Changaris
  • What is Anxiety? Fear: The feeling that happens when we are in actual danger. Anxiety: The feelings and thoughts that occur when we are worried about a difficult thing that “might” happen. Worries: Thoughts about bad things that “might happen.” Anything that makes us feel good, relaxed or happy helps us move from stress back to our “zone.” Stress: What happens when we have anxiety and worries for a long time with out feeling good and relaxed.
  • Power of Play A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age. He started studying murders and found the vital role of play in happiness!
  • FightFreeze Flight
  • Anxiety Lives in the Brain
  • Deficient prefrontal attentional control in late-life generalized anxiety disorder:an fMRI investigationR B Price, D A Eldreth and J Mohlman
  • Anxiety How it works… Our rest system shuts down and stress response kicks on.We are too relaxedeven tiered. Our minds go blank and we feel helpless.
  • Anxiety is aSticky Gear Shift! Remember When You Are Stuck to Shift Gears! It is good for thebody and the !
  • Cognitive Behavioral – Triad Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors. Thoughts Cognitions, Ideas, Beliefs, Values Behaviors Feelings, EmotionsActions or anything observable from (Happy, Sad, Fear, Anger, Disgust, the outside Surprise)
  • Negative Thought Cycle Thought“Something Bad Might Happen.” Feeling “Worried or Anxious.” Behavior “Avoid trying new things.”
  • Write Words to Describe Anxiety on the Lines and Draw a Line to Where You Feel Anxiety in Your Body…Anxiety ________________________ _____Tight Chest _____Effects ________________________ ________________________ ________________________Our _______Butterflies_____ ________________________ ________________________Bodies ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________
  • Rest/Digest - Fight/Flight
  • Herbert Benson, M.D. founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute aMassachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical School graduate.
  • Making the Most ofPositive Emotions a Three Step Plan1. Do or remember an enjoyable or funny event.2. Notice how it makes you feel in your body.3. Take a moment and be grateful for the good feeling.
  • Key Skills to Manage Anxiety Change the thought to change how you  Riding the wave: Emotions have a beginning a middle and an end. feel: How we think changes how we They do not last forever. You can feel. Create a “new thought” be a good just ride the wave if you do the coach or a cheerleader for yourself! Use emotion will end and you will feel a coaching thought. better again!  Distraction: Distract your self! Get Improve the moment you are in: Make your mind off the feelings. the moment more tolerable. If life Distract with (activities, hands you lemons make lemon-aid. If contributions, thoughts, sensations, and emotions) things are just going to be tuff, accept it and make the best of it by doing one  Soothing in the five senses: Find an thing to make yourself feel better! activity that makes you feel good and do it! A good way to think of one is use the “five senses rule.” Turning your mind: You can make the Think of one of your senses and shift. If you are focusing on things that find an activity that would make are worrying you turn your mind! Take you feel good. control with using a tool or changing your thoughts.