Category Archives: Anxiety

So the world has changed, have you?

So since I last wrote my blog quite a lot has changed.  We have been faced with the realities of a pandemic which changed life for every one of us. Some of those changes have given many of us the chance to spend more time with our families, time to think about our lives and […]

What have we learnt?

Hi I hope you are staying well. As we now find ourselves with  glimmers of forward movement in terms of being able to return to some forms of ‘normal’ life, I wonder what we can learn from these recent months of lockdown. I have recently been asking clients what they think they have learnt from […]

You, your brain and 3 positive things!

    Hi So we are beginning another week of challenge and uncertainty and I’m sure most of us have had some down days along the way recently.  It’s easy to get stuck in the trap of seeing only the negative and yet there’s good news… Your brain doesn’t have to get stuck in the […]

Why am I such a people pleaser?

Why is such a small word so hard to say? Most of us have experienced times when we found it hard to say no; it could have been a friend who wanted us to give them emotional support, to borrow money, to look after their child or elderly parent, a boss who wants us to […]

The cage of anxiety

Ever found yourself turning down invitations? Not applying for promotion or new jobs? That’s often where anxiety gets you … or rather keeps you …    stuck in your own cage.   Anxiety always causes pain and understandably we’d all rather run away from pain than keep going towards it!  And as a strategy, avoidance works well. […]

I’m not in control and I could screeeeeeam !!!

I’m sure like me you’ve had days when everything seemed to be stressful.  I recently had one such day and within the course of 4 hours had gone from being  a calm, rational person to a torrent of exasperation and frustration. A banking ‘glitch’ resulted in none of my standing orders being paid on time […]

Anxiety is no fun

Anxiety is no fun   Nearly everyone has suffered from some form of anxiety can suffer from anxiety but it is no fun and can stop us enjoying life.  Anxiety can bring with it a whole range of symptoms from the physical to the psychological; some of these symptoms are made worse if they are visible […]