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Category: coping skills


Belonging vs Fitting In:

The desire to fit in is a common one, and it’s not hard to see why. Feeling like an outsider can be lonely and isolating, and fitting in may seem like the easiest way to avoid those feelings. However, fitting in often requires changing who you are to gain acceptance.

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Feeling Like A Fraud–Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is not recognized as an official disorder by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, however, it can be a debilitating and frustrating condition. Negative thinking, self-doubt, and self-sabotaging one’s own successes are characteristic behaviors of those suffering from imposter syndrome.

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coping skills

Navigating the Nervous System

When a person is stressed, the part of the brain often called the emotional brain sends signals to alert the sympathetic nervous system to respond to the perceived threat. This is the part of the autonomic nervous system that is designed to prepare you to respond quickly, known as the “fight or flight or stress response”.

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