Category: Panic Disorders/Attacks


Tensions are rising in families, workplaces, and the community. Unrelenting stress, anxiety, grief, and trauma can exhaust or overwhelm the best of coping skills. Finding your feet is a practical grounding tool anyone can use to support healthy responses in our relationships.     Original Post July 29, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More


If you are like at least 50% of Americans right now you might be having trouble concentrating, sleeping or making decisions. Our brains are tired from trying to resolve all the uncertainty. Learn the difference between fear and anxiety. Short and long term management of both is key to the ... Read More


Doing almost anything outdoors feels better. Did you know that there are additional health and stress management boosts to being outdoors? Curious? This is for you.     Original Post July 7, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ... Read More


What does it take to be resilient when it feels like the world is falling apart around you? It takes resilience. It is possible to learn or sharpen skills that will help you emerge from this time a strong, healthy, and whole human being. Please share with anyone who might ... Read More


  Children from birth through high school can and do experience anxiety. If you need some simple tips on how to teach your children to manage it, this video is for you.   Original Post May 27, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube  and JDKCounseling on Facebook... Read More


If you need a very simple anxiety or stress management technique for you and/or the kids, this is for you. Please share with anyone who might find this helpful.   Original Post May 11, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube ... Read More


Be present! This quick and easy technique calming technique is useful for anyone of any age as a fun way to help yourself, your kids or students refocus, coming back to baseline. It can be used anywhere, any time and takes 1 minute. Original Post December 16, 2019 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More


Kelly McGonigal, in her 2019 TED Talk Kelly McGonigal: Can We Reframe The Way We Think About Stress, reveals that stress may not be as harmful as we have been led to believe. In her talk, McGonigal references a Harvard study that showed that re-framing our interpretation of ... Read More



How I came to love DBT

September 3, 2019
When I was a graduate student intern in an intensive outpatient program for adults with significant mental health challenges, I was assigned to teach Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to an evening therapy group. I found the teaching manual baffling and the worksheets and handouts complicated. With the ... Read More


Are you feeling Anxious or experiencing a Panic Attack? Original Blog July 8, 2019 on Michele Seeley, LPC PLLC - Online Therapy for Women: Easy Mindfulness Exercise. Check out more of my Blogs on my website Michele Seeley, LPC PLLC - Online Therapy for Women. ... Read More