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John Cordray is a board-certified counselor and a leading voice for emotionally healthy living. Discover what's keeping you from living the life you desire. Learn what to do with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship conflicts as well as other emotions and behaviors that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.

John Cordray, Board Certified Counselor
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John Cordray is a board-certified counselor and a leading voice for emotionally healthy living. Discover what's keeping you from living the life you desire. Learn what to do with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship conflicts as well as other emotions and behaviors that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.

John Cordray, Board Certified Counselor
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What Causes Anxiety Nausea? Millions of people experience anxiety nausea and it often becomes so bad that they can't go to work or school. In episode 92, I talk about what causes anxiety nausea and what you can do about it. Have you ever felt sick to your stomach while you have anxiety? It's one of the worse feelings in the world.  Have you ever wondered if it was nausea that caused the anxiety, or the anxiety that caused nausea? Many times anxiety is an emotional reaction to fear, and it can be triggered by a person's perception (thinking something bad is going to happen), or it can be triggered by an actual event, such as getting into a car wreck, or abuse.  When your mind is in overdrive with fear and anxious thoughts it releases an excess amount of the stress hormone called Cortisol and causes neurotransmitters to be released. Neurotransmitters are natural chemical substances that our brain produces at the end of nerve fibers to many areas of our bodies to keep us healthy. When a neurotransmitter is released it causes a transfer of the impulse to another nerve fiber or muscle fiber and can enter the digestive tract, and can cause the feeling of nausea. There are seven major neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Histamine Glutamate Dopamine Norepinephrine Serotonin When you become anxious, your brain goes into a fright, flight or freeze mode. This is your body telling you that something is not right. Gastrointestinal Problems Caused by Anxiety Constipation Diarrhea Indigestion Loss of appetite Stomach cramps Feeling like throwing up Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Here are many strategies you can try if you have anxiety nausea: Diaphragmatic Breathing Drinking sips of mint tea Closing your eyes and listening to calming music Going for a slow walk in the sunshine Eating some ginger Suck on a peppermint Chewing mint-flavored gum Talking to a friend about how you are feeling Limit caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol  Get plenty of sleep Yoga Choose one or two of these strategies for 30 days and let me know if they have helped. What have you tried? Let me know and I can include them in the list. Thanks for listening to the Mental Health Today Show, John Cordray, Board Certified Counselor
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What Causes Anxiety Nausea? Millions of people experience anxiety nausea and it often becomes so bad that they can't go to work or school. In episode 92, I talk about what causes anxiety nausea and what you can do about it.

Have you ever felt sick to your stomach while you have anxiety? It's one of the worse feelings in the world. 
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Olympic Superstar Simone Biles Mental Health Message to the World Mental health breaks are very important when you need to focus on yourself. You have probably heard that Olympic star Simone Biles dropped out of the vault and uneven bars during the 2021 Olympics for mental health reasons. And she did so without knowing what the world would think. Knowing when to take a mental health break can be a very important part of your mental health, but many people feel like they can't take a break. In this episode, I talk about why you should take a mental health break and the importance of being proactive during your break. Thanks for listening and be sure to visit www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com I appreciate you, John Cordray (board-certified counselor and host of the Mental Health Today Show) www.johncordray.com
Back To School Anxiety Going back to school creates a lot of anxiety for students. From PreK to college, hundreds of students are experiencing back to school anxiety.  In this episode, I talk about what you can do to help ease back to school anxiety and how parents can help their children, and college students can help themselves.  Be sure to visit mentalhealthtodayshow.com to listen to past episodes and to sign up for updates of the show.    Thanks for listening and keep working on your mental health, John Cordray (board-certified counselor) johncordray.com
Developing Strength and Resilience from Childhood Sexual Abuse with Dr. Christian Heim Dr. Heim Ph.D. is an award-winning Psychiatrist, Music Professor, and Churchill fellow. During his 20 years as a doctor and 13 as a psychiatrist he has heard the stories of 1000s of people, so he listens a lot. He gets lots of joy out of working as a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy.  He specializes in adult trauma. He speaks from a place of deep compassion and authority on Mental Health issues that are affecting us all in this new normal: anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, suicide, personality issues, and relationship breakdown.  His latest book "The 7 Types of Love: Navigating love in a fractured world" has just been released. He lives in Australia on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with his wife Caroline and loves taking long walks on deserted Australian beaches and eating celery. Dr. Heim's Social Channels: Website: https://www.drchristianheim.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-christian-heim-572777203/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtd-b5NpPAiPDzsNj41G78g Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drchristianheim_/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drchristianheim Book: The 7 Love Types: https://www.drchristianheim.com/7-love-types   Questions: How did you get involved with adult trauma? How common is child sexual abuse? Who is typically the abuser? How often is sexual abuse reported? What can happen to the adult who has been sexually abused as a child? Can someone recover from sexual abuse? Is there hope? Thanks for listening to the Mental Health Today Show. Visit www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com to subscribe to the show, leave a review, and sign up for the newsletter. Thank you, John Cordray, www.johncordray.com   Please leave a rating and review of the show!
Your Mental Health Does Not Define Who You Are If you have ever thought you were bad for struggling with a mental health issue this episode is for you. I talk about four action steps that you can take right now to help you realize that your mental health does not define who you are. LET YOUR MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLE BE YOUR TEACHER, NOT YOUR MASTER LEAN ON OTHERS IN YOUR TIME OF NEED MAKE A PLAN STAY THE COURSE Write these action steps down and remember them the next time you start to give in to the temptation of believing you are less of a person because you struggle with a mental health issue. Be sure to visit www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com to listen to more episodes and to subscribe to the show. Take care my friends, John Cordray www.johncordray.com
A Broken Marriage and God's Redeeming Story with Plumb Is your marriage going through a difficult stage right now? Are you feeling hopeless and alone as you struggle with your mental health? In this episode, I talk with Tiffany Lee, (AKA Plumb). Plumb gets very personal and talks about her hurt and pain, and God’s redeeming story.  Plumb is a Christan artist and she graciously took time to talk with me before her next tour. Plum has sold more than 500,000 albums and singles worldwide, co-authored songs with Michelle Branch, Mandisa, Mandy Moore, Jaci Velasquez, Natalie Grant, and many more. Plumb’s music has been on numerous TV and Films.    Bellow are Plumb’s links to her book and song that I mention in this episode.  Book Need You Now https://www.amazon.com/Need-You-Now-Story-Hope/dp/0990617203 Need You Now Song https://youtu.be/Y9CjYvQDDIo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/plumbmusic -- Visit www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com   Thanks for listening, John Cordray www.johncordray.com
The Seven Most Common Anxiety Disorders Do you have some anxiety, but you've wondered if you have an anxiety disorder? In this episode, I talk about the seven most common anxiety disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) categorizes anxiety disorders into 7 types: Separation anxiety disorder Selective mutism Specific phobia Social phobia Panic disorder Agoraphobia Generalized anxiety disorder Be sure to visit www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com and sign up for the newsletter and to listen to past episodes. Please subscribe, and leave a review and rating of the show too! Keep working on your mental health, John Cordray, board-certified counselor and host of the Mental Health Today Show. www.johncordray.com
Understanding the Negative Thought Cycle It's important to understand the negative thought cycle so you can be in control of your anxiety, instead of the other way around. Have you had anxious thoughts that don't seem to go away easily? The negative thoughts that kept going around and around turned into obsessive thoughts? Anxiety can take control of the mind and then it takes control of life.  The parts of the negative thought cycle: Event Thoughts Feelings Behavior Outcome I also provide tips that you can do to help gain better control of your negative thought cycle.  Be sure to visit www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com to sign up for the newsletter, listen to past episodes, and subscribe to the show. Thanks for listening, John Cordray, board-certified counselor and host of the Mental Health Today Show. www.johncordray.com
Family Conflict and Stress How is conflict handled in your family? We're not taught how to handle conflict, and oftentimes, conflict is not dealt with at all in families. In this episode, I talk about what you can do to help rebuild conflict in your family.  Please rate and subscribe to the Mental Health Today Show at www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com. Thanks for listening! John Cordray, board-certified counselor and host of the Mental Health Today Show. johncordray.com
Five Signs of Emotional Pain Have you ever experienced emotional pain? Pain that's so intense that you don't know what to do. Pain from a loss or a life-altering event can cause emotional pain and suffering. In this episode, I talk about the five signs of emotional pain. Five Signs of Emotional Pain Behavior Change Agitated Withdrawal Poor Hygiene Hopelessness I hope this episode is helpful for you! Check out the website www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com and sign up for the newsletter and updates about the show. I appreciate you always, John Cordray www.johncordray.com
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