How to Manage Stress: The Stress Response Cycle

Marcia MoitosoAnxiety, Trauma and PTSD

How to Manage Stress: The Stress Response Cycle - Marcia Moitoso Counselling & Psychotherapy

We’re often told to reduce our stress by taking on fewer responsibilities when we’re feeling overwhelmed. That certainly can help, but what’s more important is to learn to move through the stress response cycle so that when we are faced with stressor’s our bodies have the capacity to handle them. This requires learning to listen to our bodies and our … Read More

What is stress?

Marcia MoitosoAnxiety, Trauma and PTSD

What is Stress? Marcia Moitoso Counselling & Psychotherapy

How many times over the past month have you said that you feel stressed? Once a month? Once a week? Once a day? Three times a day? Is even thinking about this question stressing you out? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this article is probably for you. We talk about stress all the time! So often, … Read More

How to Make Better Decisions

Marcia MoitosoAnxiety

How to make better decisions

Hint: Emotions are just as Important as Rational Thinking in Decision-Making Seems counterintuitive right? How could it be that those seemingly irrational, often painful internal reactions (emotions) have any business in the world of rational decision making? Many of us have accepted the tradition of believing that reason is the best guide to decision making and that emotions are a … Read More

How Can I Improve My Social Anxiety?

Marcia MoitosoAnxiety, Social Anxiety

How Can I Improve My Social Anxiety?

In my previous blog post, I talked a bit about what social anxiety is and the many strengths that people prone to social anxiety often show. I recommend reading that post first, but as a little re-cap, people who develop social anxiety are often highly compassionate, conscientious and creative. They tend to feel deeply which can either lead to anxiety … Read More

What is Social Anxiety?

Marcia MoitosoAnxiety, Social Anxiety

What is social anxiety

Social anxiety is an intense fear about one or more social situations. It can be generalized to all social situations, or it can be activated in specific situations, such as having a conversation, meeting new people, being observed while eating, drinking, walking, etc., or performing in front of others, such as giving a speech or speaking in front of a … Read More

What is Postpartum Depression and What Can Help?

Marcia MoitosoPost Partum Depression/Anxiety, Reproductive Mental Health

What is Postpartum Depression and What Can Help? - Marcia Moitoso Counselling & Psychotherapy

Over the past two decades, we have seen a steady rise in media attention covering postpartum depression (PPD). This is partly because the psychiatric community officially recognized PPD as a distinct condition in the mid-90s1 and partly because of celebrities who have started to talk about their experiences with condition. And yes, you read that correctly, although there are abundant … Read More