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Overcoming Anxiety Without Medication

If you’re suffering from anxiety, numbing the pain with medication is not always the best solution. Rather than hiding the feelings of worry and dread with a cocktail of pills, surely the answer is to actually deal with what is causing you anxiety in the first place? Of course, you can take medication in the […]

From recluse to social butterfly – how to handle social anxiety and live your best life

If you hide yourself away at the back of the classroom, in the back of meetings, at the back of the group photos at weddings (if you even make it to the wedding itself that is), you know full well the crippling anxiety that accompanies social situations and how debilitating it can be. You also […]

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Why worrying is ineffective

As Baz Luhrmann said in his song about Sunscreen: worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. But we are all guilty of doing it – it is human nature to worry. The worst part of worrying is that the majority of the time what we are worrying […]

Are you an over-thinker? Are you overthinking this?

Overthinking is more often than not perceived negatively, but overthinking can be a positive thing. Not when it leads to anxiety of course, that’s terrible. Overthinking, when it’s actually analysing, can mean you’re prepared for whatever the world has to throw at you because you’ve had time to think it through, to analyse every potential […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Do you wake up most mornings with your stomach in knots and before you’ve even rolled out of bed you’ve got the feeling that something terrible’s about to happen? If that sounds like you, you could be among the 3 million people in the UK living with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). The evolution of anxiety […]

Stop fear and anxiety crippling your life and find the happiness you’re desperate for.

4am is the hour of the over-thinkers. The worriers, the planners, the anxiety, fear-ridden the women just like you, who start every sentence with ‘but what will I do if that happens?’ I would suspect that even if your sleep isn’t disturbed, it’s because you’re just so plain exhausted from your day. You run the […]

What to do when life kicks you in the teeth

There’s not a person alive who hasn’t been in this place at some point in their lives. Your house has been flooded, you lose your job, and your significant other decides to leave suddenly. The list is endless and we all react to huge and unexpected stressors in the same way. We panic and decide […]

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Perfectly Imperfect

Of course, we all want to do things well, a quest for perfection can be admirable. There is however, a huge difference between wanting to do things well and having a problem with perfectionism. It’s incredibly frustrating when people persist in perfecting tasks and attending to detail in a way that makes tasks take much […]

Did you choose the wrong relationship?

I’m a bit of an old romantic….actually, that’s a total understatement. I’m a ridiculous, overly sentimental sucker for love and romance, whose favorite book is Wuthering Heights. I know that’s probably difficult to believe with my small person syndrome/Scrappy-Doo exterior, but that’s just how it is. Unlike some psychologists who consider themselves far too important […]

What to say that’s helpful

  The 4 best things to say to somebody who is depressed 1. I’m here for you. People with depression are trapped in a cycle of self – loathing and are unable to reach out to others. Don’t assume they realise you want to support them, shout it from the rooftops. 2. What can I […]

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