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.

TRAUMA AND ADDICTION.

 · 6 min read Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash The Greek origin of the word Trauma means ‘wound.’ A wound can be an open, sore wound that is painful and exposed, or it can be an old wound that is covered over by layers of hard skin. Traumatic events leave both open and old wounds. Often we do not … Continue reading TRAUMA AND ADDICTION.

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.

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