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Monday, January 30, 2017
Welcome to the first Strides Newsletter of 2017. Although we are a month into this new year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families health and happiness in 2017. I hope that the first month has treated you well and that you have made some “strides” towards your goals for 2017. If you read our first blog of 2017, you might notice that we deviated away from the typical New Year’s resolution goal setting blog post, in favour of a piece on bravery. Some people...
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Monday, January 30, 2017
It all started with a conversation between District Counsellor, Cathy Preibisch and AnxietyBC’s Executive Director, Judith Law. Since September 2015, AnxietyBC has had the pleasure of working with CHANCE Shxwetetilthet Alternate School in Chilliwack, on a pilot anxiety management program. Recently, Cathy wrote an article for the BC Alternate Education Association’s Newsletter about the program, called “Pushing Back Anxiety.” Read the article here…
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Monday, January 30, 2017
At AnxietyBC, we are very grateful for the support of our volunteers who make it possible for our very lean team to provide valuable resources, programs, and services. Our volunteers help out in a variety of ways including fundraising, office support, and community service. This month, we are pleased to put the spotlight on one of our volunteers. Shab has been volunteering with the AnxietyBC office since September.   Q&A with Shab   Q.  Tell me how you first got...
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Monday, January 30, 2017
In each issue of Strides, we try to highlight one anxiety-related disorder, in the hopes that we shed some light on a disorder that may not be very well-known by the general public. In this issue, we are going to feature Agoraphobia – what it is and what someone with Agoraphobia can do to get help.   What is Agoraphobia?   Adults with Agoraphobia avoid situations where they think they will not be able to escape or find help. They avoid these situations due to fear of...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Even though the cardiologist reassured him his heart was fine, he couldn’t stop worrying about his health. “My mind was totally focused on the symptoms in my body—a tight chest, a little dizziness. Every small symptom would trigger a panic attack,” he said. As he spent entire days scanning his body for illness, his old life melted away. He stopped going out in public because restaurants made his back spasm and busy streets caused hyperventilation. He quit his job, drifted, and eventually went...
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