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.
Self care and resilience through the hardest of times. Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash I woke up this morning with horrendous anxiety. My head felt full of worries, racing thoughts and rumination. My body felt the fear and anxiety in the tightness in my chest and loss of appetite. I knew that going for a run … Continue reading You can cope and you will get through this.
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 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