By Brian Robinson. The anxiety genie, out of the bottle. How do you get the anxiety genie back in the bottle, ten tips: Try and see anxiety as a disorder caused by high tension levels. If you are relaxed you cannot be anxious. Ask yourself throughout the day: is what I'm doing producing tension or … Continue reading Anxiety: 10 Tips to Help Recover
Brian Robinson. The internal network. It can be quite useful to try and come up with a definition for anxiety. I say this because once you have a sound definition, you automatically open up a recovery pathway. So, we might ask, can anxiety be defined as an emotional disorder; is it a tension disorder; is … Continue reading Anxiety: Communication Therapy
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
By Brian Robinson. A blurred word with blurred meaning. When you attempt to describe a complicated thing, or a number of different things in a single word, it is bound to lead to misunderstandings. For example, when we use the word anxiety what exactly do we mean? What is it we are trying to describe? … Continue reading Anxiety in a Word
By Brian Robinson. Punching makes sense when there is something to punch. There is nothing more natural than to resist the things we dislike or fear. That's the way we're wired. And most of the time it works. Resistance is our friend: it's not our enemy. But what if the things we are trying to … Continue reading Anxiety: The Problem With Resistance.
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
By Brian Robinson. The power of pictures Here is a thought: if there was no such thing as language, there would be no anxiety disorders, no OCD and no intrusive thoughts. Although it is true that in some cases the intrusive thoughts involved with OCD take the form of images, the vast majority of intrusions … Continue reading OCD: The Power of Pictures