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 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 Module 10: Exercise.
By Brian Robinson. I imagine therefore it is. Visualisation now figures in many therapeutic approaches. 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 the … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery 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 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 dealing with anxiety. 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 potential … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery 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 anxiety recovery, it would be a mistake to ignore Emotional Therapy altogether. After all, we are each and every one of … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Module 6: Emotions.
By Brian Robinson. Thoughts: the cause of tension If recovery 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 relaxed they … Continue reading Anxiety Recovery Module 5: Thoughts.