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How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

In this counseling answer: “It seems your anxiety holds you back from too many things and disturbs your daily life. Therefore, I highly encourage you to seek help from a professional as soon as possible. Phobias are highly treatable, brother, usually by Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Desensitization, or Exposure Therapy, and medication. With the help of Allah, inshallah …

4 Spiritual Tools Battle Anxiety and Stress

4 Spiritual Tools to Battle Anxiety and Stress

Sometimes I wonder if our ancestors experienced the same levels of stress and anxiety we experience today. It seems as if high anxiety is a mark of living in modern times where we are aware of and on guard against every microbe, every fanatic, every state that holds the potential to destroy us…

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

In this counseling answer: • Try to talk to your family about praying together and ask everyone to read the Quran afterward. You’ll find most people are calm and more willing to talk right after praying. Use that time to bring more of Allah’s (swt) word into your family dynamics. • If your brother refuses …

4 Ways to Find Joy and Happiness in Life

4 Ways to Find Joy and Happiness in Life

Anse Tamara Gray wrote a beautiful book that can help you on your journey to more happiness and more joy in your life as a Muslim. In her book “Joy Jots: Excercises for a Happy Heart”, she writes how living a religious life can bring happiness…

My Child Cries at Preschool Every Day!

In this counseling answer: “For some children, it helps that the parent stays close by for an extended period of time, to begin with. So, for example, it may be that for a few days you go in together and you stay with him the whole time so that he gets the chance to feel …

Marry Him While Still in High School?

Marry Him While Still in High School?

As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, I am glad to hear that you have been improved, that your anxiety and paranoia has been decreased, and that you feel healthy enough to pray. I am also happy that you feel your mindset has returned to normal. I am wondering if you have been seeing a counselor and that’s been helping, …

7 Ways To Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

7 Ways to Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

It’s pretty easy to feel anxiety from social media these days. For anyone with a smartphone, information overload seems to have become the default setting. Apps and websites are competing for your time, attention, and dopamine (the neurotransmitter responsible for making your brain anticipate a potential reward). “Get addicted to us!” They scream. We’re flashy …

How to Overcome Social Anxiety?

How to Overcome Social Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to start a journal and list your feelings and thoughts when you are socializing. • Daily socialization done in increasing increments can help condition the mind and responses towards positive and enjoyable interactions. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear of …

anxiety & stress

6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Right Now

According to Anxiety UK, the word stress is usually used to describe the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope. At such times people can often feel overloaded, under tremendous pressure and very tense or emotional. Stress affects everyone, young and old and is a completely …

I Can't Find My Life Purpose; I Feel Anxious

In this counseling answer: • Please start a journal, in sha’ Allah. Write down the answers to these questions and reflect on your anxiety, how and why it may have started, and your reactions to it. • You must also put forth a great effort to “climb out of the hole of despair”. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, What …



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