True Stories About What Anxiety Feels Like – Education Article

Anxiety Series: Part 2 of 3 We all have anxiety. “I’m not ready to take the test!” “I can’t give a speech!” “I have a stomachache!” Each of us can relate to feeling uneasy about getting on a plane, angst about going to a job interview, or queasy before giving a speech. The difference between “typical” or “healthy” anxiety and anxiety disorders is the disorders interfere with life and stop us from doing things we want, or need, to do. Instead…

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FOMO to JOMO? – Education Article

Anxiety Series: Part 1 of 3 Kids are cool. Kids invent nicknames about things for which we adults are unaware. Later, typically by accident or because we ask, we find out what things like FOMO mean. FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is the offspring of the anxiety kids experience when they are continuously connected to social media. Kids’ perpetual awareness and monitoring of what the cool, and not-so-cool, kids are doing has created this derivative of anxiety called FOMO.…

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Our New Course on Student Anxiety! – Education Article

Becoming Aware of Anxiety in the Classroom Bear with me as I give you a very superficial and hypothetical quiz. Which of these kids have anxiety?   An 18-year-old college student states, “I’m totally freaked out about my philosophy test tomorrow.” A somber looking 4th grader usually has his hands up in his sleeves and tends to stare at the floor. A chatty middle schooler is hanging out with her friends, but often leaves the group and runs away. A teacher asks in a class discussion, “what…

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