By Brian Robinson. The first thing to say is that we have to be careful not to confuse coping with recovering. While there is often an overlap between the two, they can in fact be quite different things. For example, people often create a limited world in which they are able to survive and keep … Continue reading How to Cope with Anxiety and Panic
By Brian Robinson. Feet on the ground: but where is your head? 'Grounding' is a strategy which aims to shift our focus from our internal world to the external physical world. It is a technique which helps us reconnect with a safe place which offers no threat. This is particularly useful when used in connection … Continue reading Grounding for Anxiety and Panic
By Brian Robinson. Punching makes sense when there is something to punch. There is nothing more natural than to resist the things we dislike or fear. That's the way we're wired. And most of the time it works. Resistance is our friend: it's not our enemy. But what if the things we are trying to … Continue reading Anxiety: The Problem With Resistance.
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. 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