You will be aware anxiety is a potent emotion; we’ve all felt it. It can be useful, and it can also be devastating!
When I poll readers, most say ‘anxiety’ is the condition they wish to know more about. So here are some thoughts – about thoughts that can lead to the emotional state we know as anxiety. [Read more…]
A huge ‘thank you’ to Sarah, and all the authors for contributing their poignant yet inspiring accounts of living with anxiety through this week.
Sarah, who runs No Longer a Problem, based in the North East of England found success in hypnotherapy for her generalised anxiety disorder. She illustrates a key point; to consider various offerings when searching for your key to reducing your anxiety. Inevitably there are counsellors, hypnotherapists and psychiatrists who, within their sector, as less suitable to the individual they meet so it is crucial to remain open-minded and try not to judge and generalise some experiences that are necessary to know what does work for you – as well as what doesn’t.
I see anxiety more than any other single psychological manifestation in clients I meet. So it is an honour to learn more from these sharing and wonderful individuals this week.
Catherine provides a young voice and a touching account as our wonderful guest author for Day 4 of this week long series. She is courageous in sharing her story and I found when reading this account, whilst preparing it for publication, a number of thoughts and emotions. I felt incredible compassion but also a sense of hope – that with the determination Catherine holds, she will continue to grow trust in the world. [Read more…]
Claire Heard is our guest author for day 3 of this week long series. This is a wonderful story from Claire which I hope illustrates how, when we find keys that work for us as unique individuals, we can become less like victims – to that which doesn’t serve us. It is natural for us to fight any pain, but mindfulness can provide for levels of acceptance to reduce the impact of that pain. [Read more…]
Tremaine Raisa, a personal empowerment coach and author, shares her wonderfully inspiring story of the desperation and the success she has felt and become, despite living with anxiety.
Christine O’Hagan introduces this week of authors and their unique stories – with her own experiences of how she lives with anxiety. She tells me that just writing her account helped. Yes, it did create some anxiety, but it also provided perhaps even a little objectivity. Does this account resonate for you or a loved one?
This series, ‘Living with Anxiety’, looks at anxiety through the eyes of authors on behalf of Anglia Counselling – an author a day for five days… [Read more…]
Anxiety is a natural feature of our lives, unless it becomes Intrusive and consistent! Prolonged anxiety can lead to an increase in unhealthy physical and emotional states – which can eventually be more resistant to change, and may cause us longer term harm.