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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]