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Anxiety: The Problem With Reactions

By Brian Robinson. Anxiety: a spur to react We now know that reactions can be important when suffering from a variety of anxiety disorders. In many instances, how we react can often reinforce the idea that we are in danger. Our reactions may work to maintain the anxious condition, and that is clearly something worth … Continue reading Anxiety: The Problem With Reactions

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Anxiety Symptoms: Depersonalisation: Derealisation

By Brian Robinson. Blurred vision Anxiety sufferers can experience a host of troublesome symptoms. This is a characteristic which often makes it a difficult condition to manage. Generally speaking, however, symptoms only arise due to high levels of stress or the fight or flight response having been activated. Although as anxiety sufferers, we may believe … Continue reading Anxiety Symptoms: Depersonalisation: Derealisation

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OCD In a Nutshell

By Brian Robinson. Almost always, OCD has two main characteristics i.e. compulsions and intrusive thoughts. Compulsions are what they say on the tin: you have to do them. Intrusive thoughts are difficult too, not only because they are troublesome and uncompromising, but because at worst the sufferer may believe the thoughts represent the absolute truth. … Continue reading OCD In a Nutshell

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Shamanic Cave: Relaxation and Visualisation Exercise.

By Brian Robinson. Colours: reflections: thoughts. Visualisation can take a thousand forms and can be used towards a variety of ends. When it is used to help with anxiety, it serves as a means of escape to a safe place; as a distraction from troublesome thoughts; and a means to relax the mind. Visualisations work … Continue reading Shamanic Cave: Relaxation and Visualisation Exercise.