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. 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. 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
By Brian Robinson. When it comes to recovery there is no better place to start than with an understanding of what anxiety is and how it works. This acts as the perfect backcloth and our understanding will point us towards exactly what we need to do in order to recover. To understand anxiety and panic … Continue reading Understanding Anxiety. Recovery Course Module 1
By Brian Robinson. Anxiety happens when a system in our body becomes energised inappropriately. This system is commonly referred to as fight or flight and can only be aroused in two ways. Firstly, our brain can bring this system into play if it believes we are in danger. For example, if we walk out of … Continue reading Anxiety in a Nutshell
By Brian Robinson. Exposed Exposure Therapy is an approach used in the treatment of various anxiety disorders, and particularly, in the treatment of phobias and OCD. But in one sense, Exposure Therapy isn’t a therapy at all. It is just something that happens naturally given the right circumstances. What we have to do, is create … Continue reading Exposure Therapy Explained
By Brian Robinson. What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety episode? Well, it is possible for an anxiety sufferer to have a panic attack, and likewise, someone with Panic Attack Disorder can experience general anxiety, so it can be confusing. It may be helpful therefore, if the sufferer can distinguish between … Continue reading Panic Attacks Explained