Describe one way that a therapist might help a patient activate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the mind and body.

Topic: Abnormal Psychology

For your initial post, refer to Chapter 6 of your textbook, section 6.1, and 4 Tips for Slowing Down to Reduce Stress to answer the following:

Why is it essential for a balance to exist between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems?

Contrast the anticipation that is frequently experienced in generalized anxiety with the reaction to a phobic object in specific phobia.

Describe one way that a therapist might help a patient activate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the mind and body.

How does an anxiety disorder apply to any of the following programmatic themes?

You may want to review the Programmatic Themes PDF document.

Self-care

Social justice

Emotional intelligence

Career connections

Ethics

Describe one way that a therapist might help a patient activate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the mind and body.