Managing Anxiety Through Mindfulness


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There are Many Sources of Parental Anxiety

New parents are typically a little nervous and can experience some anxiety. Babies can cope with this. However, 15% of the population did not experience secure attachment with their own parents when they were babies and may have absorbed their parents’ anxiety. Highly self-critical parents (perfectionists) can also be anxious.

Awareness and Mind Strengthening Practice Have Many Advantages

Fortunately, there are ways to overcome anxiety through mindfulness training, which begins with breath awareness practice. Strengthening the mind can lower anxiety. Mindfulness has other advantages. It can strengthen the immune system and build resilience. Learning to be present creates happiness. Dr. Siegel encourages viewers to learn more on his website


Dr. Dan Siegel