Regardless of the specific causes . . . there are some things individuals, couples, and families can do to minimize feelings of anxiety and depression outside of the therapy setting.
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
While summer warmth is often filled with fun, spontaneity, and an easy-going sense of rest and relaxation, the cooler fall weather ushers in the structure of school, work, routine . . . and the pressures that go with them. For some, symptoms of anxiety, anger, and depression increase during this time. And learning to manage these feelings can be challenging.
As Kelly P. Crossing, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Link Learning Center, points out, “There is a typical spike in the number of calls from people seeking therapy during the fall—and this spike usually lasts all the way through the winter season.
Whether the increased anxiety, anger, or depression is attributed to work- and family-related stress, the holiday season, or even lower levels of light from shorter days, many people suffer greatly during these months.”
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 such difficulties are often caused by unmet needs. The first step is for people to understand their own underlying needs. Is there a strong need for power? For love? For financial security? For something else?
Once the needs are understood, analyzing how their time is being spent helps people determine how well their needs are realistically being met. Finally, learning how to make some different choices about how needs are being met is key to reducing the stress, anxiety, depression, anger, etc. that fall often brings.
For more information on how to reduce the feelings of anxiety, anger, and depression, Link Learning Center provides a free course entitled Link to Life. This course helps 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.