Guided meditations for dealing with anxiety

Guided meditations for dealing with anxiety In previous blogs I have spoken about the power of focus and concentration, acceptance and curiosity when dealing with anxiety. As a way to help you to continue developing these skills, I have made a list of three guided meditations. I have found them all to be incredibly useful for incorporating [...]

3 Things you can do Right Now if you’re feeling anxious

3 Things you can do Right Now if you're feeling anxious Everyone feels anxious sometimes – some people feel anxious far more regularly and intensely 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 and [...]

Working With Anxiety: Focused Concentration

Working With Anxiety: Focused Concentration If you’ve ever come across guided meditations online or in a book, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of them begin by asking you to bring your attention to your breath. This is not just a way of relaxing you… …it’s a practice in focus and concentration. The fact that [...]

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 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 2

Why do I feel anxious and what can I do about it right now? Part 2 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 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 4: Questions Along the Way

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 [...]

“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 [...]