By Brian Robinson. The harbour of the mind. A good anxiety recovery plan needs an element of physical substance. When we go for a walk in the fresh air; when we avoid things like caffeine and alcohol; when we do our breathing and relaxation exercises; all these things are tangible behaviours which are psychologically relaxing. … Continue reading Anxiety Visualisation: The Harbour of the Mind.
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. 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. 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. The problem Pretty much everyone knows what you have to do to recover from a phobia. For the agoraphobic: you need to get out more, stop avoiding things, there is a world out there just waiting to be rediscovered. For the person with social phobia: you need to stop worrying about what … Continue reading Phobias: Guide to Recovery
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