Live in Long Island and seeking relief from anxiety? Reach out to anxiety and trauma expert Esther Goldstein LCSW to schedule your session today at her Cedarhurst office in Long Island, NY.Read More
"Here's a review of the recent events protocol. Use it to the best of your ability." My supervisor looks at me with a trusting look. "You got this, Esther." And then he drifted away into the mix of people.
I can sense exactly where I was standing. I remember the location, the scenery and the fresh scent coming from the local food stand. I could also smell the scent of the burnt metal and shattered glass. It's a smell that doesn't have words because that scent is one that goes beyond the nostrils. It's a smell of shock, of horror and of sadness. Terror. That's what it does to you. It shocks the sense of stability and causes an earth shattering thud to any inner resources and trusting, at least for that moment in time.Read More
Did you know that anxiety can be expressed in many different kind of ways? Anxiety has many different forms of expression and based on the symptoms, has its own name.
I’ve written below about 6 common anxiety disorders. Continue reading for more info and a quick and easy anxiety relief tip!Read More
Last blog addressed what triggers are and where they come from. This blog is going to dive a bit deeper into how to support yourself when you are experiencing a trigger or stressful event, and are needing skills for relief.
As we mentioned last week, one of the ways to work with triggers is to ground yourself, and orient to the room around you. This week we are practicing orienting yourself to your body so you can support yourself when triggered. Next, I will give you 6 steps for you to practice for relief.
You may be someone who has a knack for solving your own problems, is the go-to person for advice and have that extra sense of insight into your own patterns. Still, you recently feel the light inside has gone dull and you find yourself struggling to enjoy your daily life.
If you're reading this..
…You may have been sitting up at night twisting and turning seeking some relief.
..You're finding yourself venting to anyone has the time to listen to you, yet you're left with the same feelings on the inside.
…You experience panic that comes in waves, the worries that spiral and don't give up.
I can understand how hard it is to be in pain and not know where to turn.Read More
While living in the Five Towns, Nassau County or anywhere on Long Island comes with all the “new-yawk” stressors and struggles, there are some fun and beautiful aspects of living on the south shore. We have some of the nicest beaches, coffee houses and have more greenery than center of the city life.Read More