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Codependency is when persons expect others to cause his or her happiness. A partner allows another persons behavior affect him or her, and who can become obsessed with controlling that persons behavior. A codependent person can become dependent on satisfying the needs of others to feel his or her own value. In short, happiness for the codependent person lies outside of the ability to make themselves happy. We will share tools to assist you to identify any traits you may have of codependency.
The predominate feature of anxiety is excessive worry abut a number of events or activities. The intensity, duration, or frequency of the anxiety and worry is out of proportion to the actual likelihood or impact of the anticipated event. Many people report that they have felt anxious and nervous all of their lives. The symptoms of anxiety disorder tend to be chronic and wax and wane across the lifespan. We teach various therapeutic techniques involving mind and body to work positively together.
The essential feature of PTSD is exposure to one or more traumatic events. In some people, emotional reactions such as fear, hopelessness and horror may predominate symptoms. In others it may be aggressive verbal and /or physical behavior with little or no provocation such as yelling at people, getting into fights, and destroying objects. Some persons may engage in reckless or self-destructive behaviors including driving dangerously, excessive alcohol and drug use. Help is available.