CBT? GAD and Panic Recovery Workshop

CBT? Treating GAD and Panic Disorder

Treating GAD and Panic Disorder Workshop in Rotherham over the weekend was a success. We had great feedback from many of the attendees. The workshop centered around the role of repressed negative emotions in the creation of most anxiety-related disorders. One of the questions that came up in relation to this is the following; “Instead…

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TREATING INTUSIVE THOUGHTS

Treating Intrusive Thoughts

Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice workshop at Leeds Trinity University is around the corner (5th March 2016). This is a heavily anticipated one-day workshop. The ticket sold out in less than a week. Counsellors, therapists, health professionals and other individuals with great interest in mental health will be in attendance. One of…

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3 Steps to Ensure That Your Mindset Is Not Fuelling Your Stress

Stress can be extremely debilitating. But it can even get worse if your way of thinking is generating more stress for you than external circumstances. The following are the three steps for ensuring that your mindset is not breathing life to your stress: Identify any negative beliefs which could be breathing life to your stress.…

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How to Self-Assess Anxiety Disorders

In my first article in this series, How to Identify and Eliminate Anxiety Disorders, I highlighted some of the reasons why anxiety disorders are complex. I also explored some of the common symptoms of anxiety disorders. In this article, I will show you how you can assess yourself regarding anxiety disorders. If you’re not already…

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How to Identify & Eliminate Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are more common today than any other era in history. Anxiety-related disorders such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), panic disorder, depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are all at a record high. Studies have shown that anxiety-related disorders affect up…

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The 60-Second Mindfulness for Anxiety & Stress Relief

In this article, I will show you a 60-second mindfulness technique for anxiety and stress relief. These simple steps I am about to show you can be life-changing, provided you put them into practice as often a possible. But before I delve into it, let me quickly demystify some myths around the whole subject of…

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Overcoming Social Anxiety: The Causes and the Treatments

We all experience a measure of anxiety in some social or performance-driven situations. It’s a duty of the nervous system to be a bit nervous and self-protect in a situation where it thinks it could be vulnerable to public criticism or embarrassment. However, if your fear is a lot stronger than the so called “normal…

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Rewire Your Brain from Anxiety and Panic to Calm and Happiness Using Brain Science

The human brain is complex. The brain is made up of over one hundred billion neurones or brain cells; all of which have to constantly interact and send messages to each other. It is these billions of interactions between the brain cells that shape our emotions, behaviours, thoughts and even our mental health. Regarding anxiety-related…

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How Can I Tell Whether I am Depressed or Just Lazy and Unmotivated?

Question: How can a person tell whether they are depressed or just lazy, unmotivated or lacking in willpower? My Commentary: Extreme lack of motivation, inability to focus on priority tasks, sudden burst of enthusiasm, social ineptitude and loneliness could be symptoms of a mild type of bipolar disorder known as hypomania. This often comes with mild…

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What Is the Best Way to Relieve Anxiety?

Question: “I just feel anxious for no reason. I feel like there is something I am forgetting to do but I’m not.” There are two types of anxiety that you may be experiencing when it seems like you are feeling anxious for no reason. Each of these two anxieties requires a different treatment approach: Spontaneous…

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