Understand and Prevent Anxiety Course
What is the role of stress and its contribution to anxiety?
We know from laboratory research with rats and from common sense that external stress leads to anxiety.
What is separation anxiety?
It seems that much of anxiety stems from a basic fear of being alone or being left by those close to us. This separation anxiety starts in childhood, as the child separates from his/her mother and learns to navigate the world.
How are sadism and masochism connected to anxiety?
Sadism and masochism are commonly misunderstood to involve uniquely sexual behaviors. However, in their more everyday presentations, they help us to understand profound separation anxiety. Sadism and masochism house different sides of the same coin.
What if I self-mutilate to manage my anxiety?
Examples of self-mutilation are common extensions of masochism. You may have purposely cut or burned yourself; you may have purposely scarred your hands, wrists, arms, or legs as a result of self-mutilation.
Is body modification a sign of anxiety?
Tattoos and piercings have become fixtures of American culture. Various cultures across the world have used body modification for centuries. The roots of this behavior, culturally as well as psychologically, are deep.