What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is an emotion. When we talk about this particular emotion, we are really talking about three things that interact with each other to form a distinct experience. These three things are: thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Thoughts A thought pops into your mind concerning some future event – perhaps a job interview, [...]

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 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 2

Many of us think it is better to let your anger out than to just bottle it up 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 [...]

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 [...]

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 3

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 3 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 physically, cognitively [...]

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 1

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 1 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 [...]

“Why Practice Mindfulness?” and other questions. Part 3: Where do I start?

I began practicing mindfulness several years ago, as part of my training as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist. At the start of each training session, we would all close our eyes and follow a guided meditation. I’ll be honest - in the beginning, I didn’t completely understand the point of it. But eventually, as time [...]