What Is Mindfulness? Over the last few years, mindfulness has become more and more popular. Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Russell Brand is doing it! Celebrity endorsements aside, mindfulness is often called a ‘third wave therapy’. This means it’s an emerging therapy with a fantastic evidence base grounded in research, a lot like Cognitive Behavioural … Read More about Mindfulness Tips from a CBT Therapist
I have a question for you, are you a worrier? After the couple of years we’ve had in this pandemic are we all worrying a bit more but there’s a difference between normal worry and worrying to a point it’s impacting your mental health, your life and your relationships. Worries, doubts and anxieties are a … Read More about Are you a worrier?
What Happens When We’re Anxious? Our ability to think, reflect and use our imagination separates us from most other species on the planet. Thinking is an amazing gift. It enables us to dream, plan and prepare, write books, and produce fabulous pieces of art. But if you’ve ever experienced anxiety, you’ll know our minds can … Read More about What Happens When We’re Anxious?
An anxious mind is poor in concentration and focused on what could go wrong. It is full of ‘what ifs’, uncertainty and catastrophes. Feeling anxious distorts how we think. We become much more threat-focused, finding problems, not solutions. Our thinking is also narrowed with a bias to finding further information to fuel our stress and … Read More about How to Calm an Anxious Mind
What is an ‘Inner Critic’ and Why Is it a Bad Thing? ‘Inner critic’ is a term used to describe the negative thoughts we have about ourselves. While these thoughts can help us recognise where we’ve gone wrong and how to put things right, many people find their inner critic goes too far. Rather than … Read More about 5 Tips to Tackle Your Inner Critic