By Brian Robinson. "Come in Mrs Adams. Please, take a seat. Can I call you Susan? Mrs Adams sounds so formal." "I'd rather you didn't." "I understand. That's not a problem. Okay, so I know roughly why you've asked for therapy. You've already spoken a bit about that. This first session will concentrate on assessment. … Continue reading The Consultation
By Brian Robinson. Anxiety can be a confusing experience. But the better we understand it: the less confusing it becomes. The critical thing to remember, is that the underlying cause of anxiety is stress or tension within the body. If our body, our emotions and our minds are relaxed, then we cannot possibly be anxious. … Continue reading Anxiety: Two Tensions
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. 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