The holidays are really tough on a lot of people—even when they generally enjoy them.
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
The holidays are a time of fun, family, and festivity. But for many, they also mean stress and worry. Whether it’s financial concerns or just a little too much “togetherness,” holidays are a time when anxiety, anger, and depression start to rise. Learning to manage these feelings can be challenging.
As Kelly P. Crossing, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Link Learning Center, points out, “The holidays are really tough on a lot of people—even when they generally enjoy them.” Regardless of the specific causes, which can often be managed during therapy, there are some things individuals, couples, and families can do to minimize feelings of anxiety, anger, and depression outside of the therapy setting.
As a basic guideline, anxiety, anger, depression, and other similar difficulties are often caused by underlying needs that are not being met for some reason. The first step is to understand these needs. Is there a strong need for control? For belonging or acceptance? For financial relief? For something else?
Once people understand their own individual needs, they can then learn how to work toward meeting them and ultimately reduce the stress, anxiety, depression, anger, etc. that the holiday season often brings.
Link Learning Center offers several courses how to reduce the feelings of anxiety, anger, and depression. They help individuals, couples, and families understand their own needs and motivations, recognize what may be keeping them from happiness, peace and contentment, and how and where to make some changes to realize less anxiety, anger, and depression and more happiness in life.
About Link Learning Center
Link Learning Center, LLC, one of the premiere providers of education and training for professional counselors and therapists, provides a one-stop resource for helping individuals, couples, and families work through life’s difficulties like depression, anxiety, making healthy choices, and many others.
Got stress? Contact Link Learning Center. To find out how Link Learning Center can help with learning to manage some of life’s difficulties, visit http://www.linklearningcenter.org.