By Brian Robinson. You only need to adopt a defensive posture if you have something to fear When we talk about posture in relation to anxiety we’re really talking about negative or defensive posturing. Examples of these are as follows: Sitting on the edge of your seat.Pacing up and down.Having your head bowed.Sitting with your … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 11: Defensive Postures and Negative Body Language.
By Brian Robinson. One of the most important advances in the treatment of anxiety and depression in recent years is the understanding of the role exercise can play in recovery. Regular exercise, even in small amounts, can alleviate symptoms and can help to lift our mood. Exercise is of course a behaviour, and all behaviours … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 10: Exercise.
By Brian Robinson. I imagine therefore it is. Visualisation now figures in many anxiety recovery programs. Pictures, videos, imaginings and a number of other visual aids are used to help re-process our minds to new versions of the truth. Versions which essentially question the beliefs associated with anxiety disorders. If you want to communicate with … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 9: Visualisations- Affirmations.
By Brian Robinson. Stress management can mean at least two things. Firstly, it can look at the possibilities of how we can unwind. How do we teach an already stressed system to become relaxed. And secondly, stress management can look at the strategies and techniques employed in order to prevent stress from building up in … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 8: Managing Stress
By Brian Robinson. Everything that is capable of causing stress in the body must come under the microscope when it comes to an anxiety recovery program. That holds true because high tension levels actually cause anxiety. What we eat clearly holds the potential to increase stress. Too much salt; allergens; poor diet; all hold that … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 7: Diet
By Brian Robinson. Strong emotions always exist in parallel with powerful thoughts. Although it may be fair to say that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Relaxation Therapy are the mainstream therapies when it comes to a program of anxiety recovery, it would be a mistake to ignore Emotional Therapy altogether. After all, we are each and … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 6: Emotions.
By Brian Robinson. Thoughts: the cause of tension If a recovery program from anxiety is to be both profound and sustained, it vital to deal with the cause of tension. And we know that what goes on in the mind is a significant contributor to high tension levels. If the person's thinking is healthy and … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 5: Thoughts.
By Brian Robinson. We now know that relaxation is the key when it comes to any recovery program. If you are relaxed in body and mind you cannot possibly be anxious. That is pure physics: it is not wishful thinking. But there are two problems. Firstly, when you go over the cliff into anxiety, tension … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 4 Physical Relaxation
By Brian Robinson. If you've read modules one and two, you will be aware that having a basic understanding of anxiety and panic, and being in the right frame of mind, is the best preparation for a program of anxiety recovery. Ideally, we want to set off on the right foot and here are a … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 3 Getting Started.
By Brian Robinson. What is a Mindset? Definitions for what amounts to a mindset vary considerably. You could say it's the way we look at things. But to be a bit more precise, we could say it is a set of core beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, opinions, principles and values etc that not only determine who … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Course. Module 2: Mindset