Anxiety: Stop Taking Ownership

Anxiety: Stop Taking Ownership We don’t just experience anxiety; we take ownership of the experience. This might seem like a small enough distinction, but it’s an absolutely crucial one. Essentially, it’s the difference between saying “that’s a car crash” and “I caused that car crash”. You might think this is an exaggeration. It’s not. Anxiety [...]

The Power of Curiosity: Anxious Feelings

Becoming curious about anxiety: Anxious Feelings The physical sensations/feelings that arise when we’re anxious can be incredibly unpleasant and can sometimes seem completely overwhelming. These sensations often include: Butterflies in the stomach Tightness in the chest Weakness in the limbs Sweating and an elevated heart-rate Shaking and trembling Nausea When we experience these sensations, we [...]

Working with Anxiety: What we notice when we’re curious (Part 1)

Breaking the cycle of anxiety: what we notice when we’re curious In the last blog, I looked at the power of curiosity when dealing with the self-judgement, anger and frustration that often arises when we’re anxious. Curiosity is a great start! But now we can begin to dig a little deeper into what we notice, [...]

Building A Relationship With Our Thoughts – Part 3

Building a relationship with our thoughts – Part 3: Questioning Our Hearts It is estimated that the average human has around 70,000 thoughts per day. We pretty much have an unending dialogue going on in our heads from morning until night (either consciously or subconsciously). So the type of relationship we have with our thoughts [...]

Building A Relationship With Our Thoughts – Part 2

Building A Relationship With Our Thoughts – Part 2: Disassociation It is estimated that the average human has around 70,000 thoughts per day. We pretty much have an unending dialogue going on in our heads from morning until night (either consciously or subconsciously). So the type of relationship we have with our thoughts is clearly [...]

Building A Relationship With Our Thoughts – Part 1

Building a relationship with our thoughts – Part 1: Disentanglement It is estimated that the average human has around 70,000 thoughts per day. We pretty much have an unending dialogue going on in our heads from morning until night (either consciously or subconsciously). So the type of relationship we have with our thoughts is clearly [...]

Questioning Our Beliefs About Anger – Part 4

Questioning Our Beliefs about Anger - Part 4 Anger is a very common emotion with a broad range - from mild irritation to explosive wrath. People convince themselves of all sorts of things when it comes to their anger – most of which, if not all, are demonstrably unuseful and damaging. So over the next [...]

Questioning Our Beliefs About Anger – Part 3

I can’t just let them get away with it. Anger is a very common emotion with a broad range - from mild irritation to explosive wrath. People convince themselves of all sorts of things when it comes to their anger – most of which, if not all, are demonstrably unuseful and damaging. So over the [...]

Questioning Our Beliefs About Anger – Part 1

Questioning Our Beliefs About Anger Anger is a very common emotion with a broad range - from mild irritation to explosive wrath. People convince themselves of all sorts of things when it comes to their anger – most of which, if not all, are demonstrably unuseful and damaging. So over the next few blogs I [...]

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 4

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 4 Everyone feels anxious sometimes – some people feel anxious far more regularly than others. If you can recall a time when you were anxious, you probably recognise the immediacy of the experience; how it swarms around you, affecting you [...]