By Brian Robinson. Subjective and objective truth. For the OCD sufferer, it's easy to see how the intrusive thoughts involved in OCD can embroil us in a battle between truth and lies. Logic may be telling you one thing: but your OCD may be telling you quite the opposite. But is this really a battle … Continue reading OCD and the Two Truths
By Brian Robinson. Thoughts. In most cases, OCD involves both intrusive thoughts and physical compulsions or rituals. The thoughts draw the sufferers attention to something that has to be done, and the sufferer is then compelled to carry out the ritual. Another way to put this, is to say that the thoughts draw the sufferers … Continue reading OCD: Thought Compulsions
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. 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. 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