“Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience” For years, my reaction to my anxiety and emotions, especially when my […]Read More Exposure technique : Mindfulness
Do you know what it feels like to move through water? To be walking, waist deep, through a seemingly endless stretch of blue with the shore barely in sight…. It feels as if everything is in slow motion. Taking longer than it should, the things that once weighed lightly on you are now sodden and […]Read More My Paper Town : Walking through Water
Sometimes everything just gets a bit too much, and all the things you’re so determined that you want to do suddenly go out of the window before you can even grasp what’s happening. I feel lately that’s what’s happened to my ability and confidence to do a lot of things and it’s horrible. It’s an […]Read More A Helping Hand – five little ways to help a struggling loved one.
Having an anxiety disorder is more complicated than just worrying a lot It’s more like being followed around by this omnipresent cloud of dread and fear determined to rain on every tiny aspect of your life. Plus other symptoms and most people woth anxiety suffer from other mental illnesses also. Speaking of, anxiety comes with […]Read More Some things people with anxiety want you to know….
My head pounds as my mind starts listing everything, stumbling over itself as the sea of calm in my mind starts getting filled with the waves that are caused by each thing I have to do and remember. The dullness follows soon after. It’s as if watching a storm roll in, clouds rolling across an […]Read More What my anxiety can trigger : low latent inhibition.
If there’s one thing about my mental health issues that winds me up, it is the need to be busy/dependable/useful. In the past I had consistently made myself ill by not stopping, by not slowing down and by sacrificing any free time I had to doing something. I lost so much weight a few years […]Read More If you need to, step back!
We all know that a hot, milky drink and a warm bath are supposed to relax you before bed, but many of us still can’t slip into slumber. With insomnia becoming a more and more prominent issue for many people, for various reasons I thought I’d share some techniques taught to me during exposure therapy. […]Read More Exposure Technique : Counting Sheep? Sleep Management.