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
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. Escape Before we look at social phobia in any detail, we need to first understand what a phobia is and why it exists. In a nutshell, phobias exist to help us avoid danger. Under normal circumstances, the avoidance of danger is something that happens consciously and naturally. For a phobia to emerge … Continue reading Social Phobia