Acceptance really is the only ‘permanent’ cure for all anxiety/depressive disorders, but most people do not understand the concept of it. This is where understanding is paramount. Understanding allows the sufferer to accept more willingly. Whilst accepting willingly the sufferer must allow enough time to pass (without adding agitation) to allow mental fatigue to lift, […]
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Christmas can be challenging time for the anxiety sufferer as indeed can any situation where the expectation is that fun ‘should’ be had. It’s difficult for the none anxiety sufferer to comprehend this and easy for them to think negatively about these people, “oh, he/she’s a right miserable so and so and never happy!” Even […]
Very interesting article explaining why drug companies are pulling out of producing more ‘anti’ anxiety meds. Professor Ledoux explains that the “drugs are doing exactly what they’ve been designed to do, targeting the ‘fear circuit,’ but not fear itself. And it’s all because of the language”. Ledoux believes more money and time should now be […]
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has some fantastic analogies that really helps people to understand how to relate to there thoughts. After all, the way in which people relate to their thoughts is the gateway to recovery, hence why understanding is paramount. ACT offers some great cartoons to help understand how to deal with intrusive […]
When anxiety is particularly bad sleep is often affected and this in turn can further prolong the suffering. Getting quality sleep can massively help you to speeden up recovery. There is a mobile app called SLEEPBOT which allows you to record your sleep. It gives you feed-back in the morning about your movement and sounds […]
Meditation can be very useful for people who suffer with anxiety disorders but it is important you know exactly what you are doing. Many people who try meditation do it wrong and give up quickly. From someone who has had anxiety and used meditation I can tell you if done correctly it can be extremely […]
Here is great little cartoon depicting how to deal with intrusive thoughts. ACT (gotta love the ever increasing use of acronyms) offers some pretty useful tips in anxiety recovery. This video is one of my best (I think everyone knows a Brian!
This is an excellent breathing technique that helps when your having a panic attack or you become stressed. It helps rebalance carbon dioxide and oxygen levels very quickly…excellent! I have done it myself and I can say that it definitely helps!