Do you ever feel like you’re having an argument with yourself in your own head? Or you’re behaving in a way that just isn’t you and you don’t understand why? Maybe it’s because you do have two different parts of your brain wrestling for control, just like the metaphorical Angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other you see in cartoons.read more
Lets suppose there was someone in your life that you would call an enemy, how do you think they would behave? I expect it’s not very nice, not the behaviour of someone you would want in your life and you certainly wouldn’t call them a friend, would you? But are you doing these unkind things to yourself? Do you realise you’re doing it? Or perhaps most importantly of all, do you realise that you don’t have to and that you can change your thought processes?read more
When is the perfect time to get help? It might seem obvious – when you need it! But for people suffering form anxiety, depression or anger disorders it is not quite that straightforward. The part of the brain that has taken control when these disorders are present does not act in a ration logical way, it will encourage you to do the same thing you did yesterday because, after all, you survived and getting help is stepping out of this pattern.read more
Your imagination is controlling your every day life, it could be helping you to a fulfilled life of happiness, success, wellbeing or you could be doing yourself damage physically and mentally. Do these experiment to discover how powerful your mind is and the effect is can have on your instantly.read more
Sometimes people in our lives seem to have been sent just to try our patience and it’s tempting to push them away, but it is in your interest to nurture relationships with other people and this is why.read more
How do you cope at Christmas? It is the toughest time of year if you have anxiety or depression. Here are our 12 days of Christmas practical coping techniques that will see you through the season and into the New Year.read more
For someone who specialises in helping people with anxiety you would think that I would know the answer to the question ‘What is the opposite of anxiety? I had to ponder this question for some time before realising I didn’t have a definitive answer, so I asked the expert – Google and this is what I found!read more
When life gets tough, we’re stressed, overwhelmed or just plain miserable we tend to look for things to blame and then the grass starts to become greener the other side. The new job is great, the new relationship is perfect and you love the place you live in – for a while at least, but, inevitably, sooner or later who shows up to spoil the party? You do!read more
When trying to break bad habits the mistake people often make is to try and do it from will power alone – that’s the hard way.
Many unwanted habits are stored in part of our brain called the hippocampus and are often automatic reactions to something else which could be an event, emotion, stress and increased anxiety feelings. Watch the video to discover an easier way of ceasing bad habits.
Today’s article is a no holes barred or punches pulled look at the naked truth about life and how you’re living it. If you believe your life is hard, well quite honestly, it’s probably because that’s how you’re choosing to live it – but you can be forgiven for not knowing why or what to do differently to make it easy. Life is meant to be easy, but your attitude to life will determine whether it actually is or not.read more
When your sex life is suffering, you’ve developed anxiety or depression, you can’t sleep, your children don’t communicate, a family meal is eating in front of a personal device you know its time to make yourself aware of the technology danger zones and set some digital boundaries in your life.read more
Decision fatigue is something that can affect just about everyone at some point, not knowing what to do or worrying about the disastrous potential consequences of the wrong decision can get us stuck in life. The solution is easy but probably the complete opposite of what you are trying to do – take control and force a decision. Understand how you can get unblocked from decision fatigue.read more