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Perfectly imperfect…

What does perfection look like?   If perfection is used positively, you’ll be goal-driven and motivated with a (seemingly) strong sense of focus. If you use perfectionism negatively, you will set internal standards for yourself that are impossible to achieve, which will leave you feeling disappointed (in yourself). You’ll not only evaluate yourself negatively, but […]

Are you in control?

I can’t swim very well. I can swim, but i’m not a very strong swimmer. Because I work with fear and anxiety, I feel it’s important to challenge myself and keep my own mindset tip-top. Every year, I do something that challenges me, although Covid has delayed that slightly.  A couple of years ago, I […]

Are you suffering with disturbed sleep?

Xmas is a time when our usual sleep times and routines go right out the window. We all tend to go to bed later and enjoy the luxury of lying-in bed later. The problem with this is that it upsets your natural rhythm and that can be difficult to reset. If you’re experiencing stress in […]

How to overcome the stress of redundancy

Are you worried about being made redundant? Anxiety, stress and worry are currently at an all-time high, and no wonder. With most of the workforce furloughed or already made redundant, these are incredibly worrying times. With no guarantee that furlough won’t eventually lead to redundancy and no sign of the lock-down easing, how do we […]

How to deal with a panic attack.

How to deal with a panic attack.

For the uninitiated, a panic attack striking out of the blue can be akin to having a heart attack. The symptoms are very similar, very real and very scary. Out of nowhere you suddenly have intense, overwhelming anxiety, accompanied by physical symptoms. Whilst not life threatening, these can leave you feeling very shaken and frightened, […]

Why resilience is the key to a happy life

Why resilience is the key to a happy life.

Resilience, are we born with it or is it a learned quality? Does that question even matter? No. Why is resilience the key to a happy life? What matters is the choices you make when you come face to face with adversity. Yes, having resilience by the bucket loads can help you ride the storm, […]

How to prevent anxiety from infiltrating your relationship.

If you suffer from anxiety, you’re probably aware of how it can work its way into every aspect of your life, and if you’re in a relationship, you’re probably anxious that it may infiltrate said relationship. So – How do you prevent anxiety from infiltrating your relationship? Maybe anxiety has already clawed its way in, […]

What is the difference between anxiety and depression

What’s the difference between anxiety and depression?

A recent report says that almost 80 million prescriptions for antidepressant drugs were given out in England in 2018, almost double the number of prescriptions dispensed in 2008. So, What’s the difference between anxiety and depression? One of the reasons cited by NHS England for this rise is the common misconception that there is a […]

Understanding panic attack triggers and how to counter them.

Understanding panic attack triggers and how to counter them.

Panic attacks seem to blind-side you out of nowhere, but most of the time there is a trigger. So understanding panic attack triggers and how to counter them is important. If you can understand what triggers your panic attacks, you can learn to anticipate them, and work towards countering them. But first things first. The […]

Are You A People Pleaser?

Are You A People Pleaser?

People pleasing is exhausting and usually leaves you feeling frustrated, angry and downtrodden. It’s ingrained behaviour and usually, goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. So, are you a people pleaser? People pleasers usually think this behaviour makes them feel better about themselves, as others like them more. What often surprises people pleasers is that […]

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