Social Anxiety- How to Start a Conversation

What will I talk about? What will I say? What if they think I’m boring? What if they don’t like me?….. All of this is fear, created in your own mind, by you! Shyness may have gotten you into the habit of always waiting for the other person to start a conversation. But what if Continue reading »

Anxiety – Agent Provocateurs!

Are you aware of the anxiety/stress Agent Provocateurs in your life? Well, here are some of the main behaviours that affect anxiety sufferers, often without them realising: 1. Low blood sugar- skipping meals 2. Wildly fluctuating blood sugar – junk food diet, sugary foods and drinks 3. Caffeine 4. Excess Alcohol 5. Poor sleep 6. Continue reading »

Anxiety-the worry trick

Anxiety: Anxiety often starts as a build up of worrying thoughts creating overwhelm and then the heavy doom laden physical symptoms kick in. Left to its own devices, anxiety can then progress to a full-blown panic attack… and they are not to be recommended! Sometimes you notice the physical symptoms first, because you’re unaware that your Continue reading »

Are you a Control Freak and often feel anxious?

Are you a ‘Control Freak’ AND do you often feel anxious? Anxiety comes with the territory of needing to control everything and everyone in our lives and the chances are, that you’ve probably not connected this trait with your feelings of stress and anxiety. Here’s the deal:  When we think that our anxiety or stress is caused by Continue reading »

Self Confidence – 6 Tips to Boost it!

Anyone can learn self confidence, it comes from deciding to like yourself, no matter what! Stand up straight! Body and mind are one: how you feel affects how you hold yourself, how you hold yourself affects how you feel. And how you feel, affects your confidence! Listen to you! Focus on what you think is Continue reading »

Panic Attacks and How to Control Them

Panic Attacks are Scary, but…. Panic attacks are frightening, but they are not dangerous or harmful. You can sometimes feel like you’re having a heart attack or going to feint or even die! But you are not. Understand that these are natural body sensations of our ‘fight or flight’ response, they are just exaggerated. Do Continue reading »

Is anxiety ruling you rather than the other way round?

Are you anxious? We all suffer to a greater or lesser extent, it’s part of our primitive protection mechanism. But is anxiety ruling you rather than the other way round? The number one tool I always teach my clients who see me for anxiety related conditions, is ‘ratio breathing’. It’s a tool that cuts anxiety Continue reading »

Oh to have a crystal ball, pessimists don’t despair!

We never know for sure how things will turn out in life and if you’re a pessimist, you’ll be pretty certain it won’t be good! Maybe you’re the classic pessimist- if you expect the worst and then it doesn’t happen, that’s great. But if the worst does actually happen, you will then have the satisfaction Continue reading »