Understanding anxiety.

Photo by Tonik on Unsplash Most of us have suffered with anxiety at some point in our lives.  It can be that horrible feeling that you get when you think of something that is worrying you or an unexplained breathlessness and a tightening in the stomach.  However anxiety manifests for you it can impact your … Continue reading Understanding anxiety.

OCD – ways to cope during the pandemic.

OCD sufferers may be experiencing high levels of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some ways to cope. Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash How many times have you heard people jokingly refer to something “bringing out their OCD” as in, “I get so OCD about the kid’s shoes everywhere.” Yet, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is no joke. … Continue reading OCD – ways to cope during the pandemic.

How we can deal with our anxiety during the coronavirus uncertainty.

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash Last night when I switched on the news it was all about the coronavirus. My social media was also a bombardment. I, a mental health professional and fairly level headed, began to feel the edge of panic. I confess; thoughts such as, “maybe I should go and bulk buy … Continue reading How we can deal with our anxiety during the coronavirus uncertainty.

Anxiety and Threat

Anxiety is our natural response to fear. A long time ago, humans had to have a certain amount of anxiety to survive!  Being faced with a rather large predator we needed to feel fear and anxiety in order to run. Our mammalian brains would switch on the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ response, which set our hearts … Continue reading Anxiety and Threat

The Use of Mindfulness in Therapy

The term ‘mindfulness’ is everywhere.  What is it and why is everyone talking about it?  Mindfulness is about noticing exactly that; when our minds are full.  This article explores what mindfulness is and how we can use it in everyday life, as well as in therapy, to help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. … Continue reading The Use of Mindfulness in Therapy