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Techniques To Manage Worry – Part 1

Techniques to manage worry – Part One Next time you find yourself worrying about something, ask yourself ‘what am I worrying about? Can I actually do anything about this?’ If the answer to this question is ‘yes’, try problem solving. Problem solving involves the following 6 steps: Step 1: Identify/Define Problem Try to state the problem as clearly as possible. Be objective and specific about the behaviour, situation, timing, and circumstances that make it a problem. Describe the problem in terms of what you can observe rather than subjective feelings. […]...

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Are You Worrying About Your Health Despite Doctors Telling You There Is Nothing Wrong?

…you may be experiencing health anxiety. Ask yourself the following questions: · Do you worry you may have or will develop a serious medical problem e.g. cancer, HIV, Alzheimer’s Disease, MS, a mental illness such as schizophrenia, a thyroid disorder, heart problem etc.? · Do you worry that any bodily sensations/changes are a sign of a serious medical problem? · Do you find it difficult to control or let go of your health worries? · Do you mentally scan your body and/or mind for signs that something is wrong? · […]...

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Worsen Anxiety

Mindfulness Meditation is increasingly being incorporated into therapy programmes, in particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat a range of mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Eating Disorders and Sleep Problems. The benefits of Mindfulness are well documented, however in some cases, for example in those suffering with anxiety and panic, it can exacerbate symptoms. Mindfulness is about becoming aware of the present moment as a way of not being pulled away into worries about the past and catastrophic predictions about the future. It […]...

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Don’t Avoid The Problem

by Dr Emma Gray - 23rd March, 2015
Don’t Avoid The Problem

We all avoid things from time to time, unfamiliar or anxiety provoking things or just things that we would rather not deal with. Avoidance is an evolutionary response to perceived danger, it is one of the things we are preprogrammed to do if we feel uneasy or anxious; in the face of danger we run to the back of the cave and hide. It is so tempting to close our eyes and hope that the problem will go away on it’s own. However, this is rarely the case, problems generally […]...

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