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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA
Relationships are not always easy and can take a lot of work. People come from different backgrounds, have different values, beliefs and goals and are often looking for different things in a relationship. Effective communication is essential when it comes to developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Learning adequate communication strategies can assist you in expressing yourself clearly and asking for what you want and need while avoiding arguments, miscommunication and fights.
Negative emotions are a natural part of our emotional repertoire as they are a component of our threat-protection system so we need to learn how to accept, tolerate and cope with them. How you interpret your own beliefs, thoughts and feelings as well as others’ and how you cope with them can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. Making yourself and your emotional health a priority while investing in growth and recovery will lead to increased self-worth, self-esteem and confidence.
Though anxiety is a healthy, natural human response to a threat or stress, it can also cause significant distress and have a very negative effect on people’s lives. There are many tools, strategies and stress management techniques that can help us learn to cope with anxiety and make it much more manageable in our daily lives. Learning specific tools to recognize triggers and increase insight regarding self-defeating beliefs and thought patterns that lead to anxiety can be incredibly helpful.