Happy Holidays Everyone!
During this time of year, it’s common for us to experience both very high and very difficult emotions. We can experience joy, excitement, and happiness, but can also experience difficult emotions such as hopelessness, depression, fear, panic, grief, and loneliness during the holiday season. If you are anything like me, you are feeling slightly overwhelmed and stressed because of all that you have to do. The holidays stir up many emotions and, given that it is such a universal experience for us during this time, we thought it would be a great time to bring on Alison Seponara. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and talks about How to Thrive and Survive the Holidays. If you’re also managing a mental illness or other psychological stressors, this episode will be especially important for you. Depression and anxiety may be heightened during the holiday seasons and we wanted to provide you with many tools to help you Thrive and Survive the Holidays.
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As Alison says, a lot of pressures come up with the holidays. With the pressure, comes stress and anxiety.
In this interview, I speak to Alison about prominent topics that can affect our mental health during the holiday season. The following is addressed during this podcast:
The biggest takeaway from this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is that that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL BAD IF YOU ARE NOT ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS. It is totally normal and okay to struggle and experience painful emotions instead of feeling festive, and Alison made some great points in reassuring you of this. I hope this podcast episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit helps you feel ready to thrive and survive the holidays!
About Kimberley Quinlan
Kimberley Quinlan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Eating Disorders, Panic Disorder and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s). Kimberley is highly trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a heavy emphasis on Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and has been practicing meditation and mindfulness for many years. Kimberley has a special interest in the integration of mindfulness principles with CBT for OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Eating Disorders. Kimberley has experience treating adults, adolescents, and children, and tailors each program to suit the age and cognitive development of each client. Kimberley has a private practice in Calabasas and Westlake Village.
About Alison Seponara
Alison Seponara is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. For more information, you can find her at the following:
FB: Alison Seponara
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