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Mental health

How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic

By Sarah Rees

Now there’s a subject I didn’t know I’d be addressing a few weeks ago! But here we are, wondering how to manage stress and anxiety during a pandemic. Us humans are fragile things. We like stability, safety, routine, connection, and community. All these things make us feel safe in the world. Suddenly, everything’s changed, and … Read More about How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic

What is a Panic Attack and How Can CBT Help?

By Sarah Rees

Everyone experiences anxiety, and sometimes high levels of anxiety, as a normal response to a dangerous or stressful situation. A panic attack is when you have a sense of overwhelming fear and your body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms which come on very quickly. Symptoms include a racing heartbeat, feeling faint, … Read More about What is a Panic Attack and How Can CBT Help?

5 Ways To Improve Your Mood

By Sarah Rees

Why is Good Mood Important? Being in a good mood isn’t always a given. Our state of mind is constantly fluctuating. If you want to improve your mood and feel good, you need to work at maintaining, cultivating and nourishing your mind. The way modern society is set up no longer meets our fundamental needs … Read More about 5 Ways To Improve Your Mood

Understanding and Managing Social Anxiety

By Sarah Rees

What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety, or social phobia as it’s sometimes known, is one of the most prominent anxieties in society. It’s also the one form of anxiety we can all relate to because of its link to our evolution as human beings. Millions of years ago, when we were hunter/gatherers, we lived in … Read More about Understanding and Managing Social Anxiety

Thinking the Unthinkable – Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts

By Sarah Rees

What Is an Intrusive Thought? An intrusive thought is an unwelcome and involuntary thought, image or unpleasant idea that isn’t aligned with your belief or value system and therefore causes distress. Attempts to block or stop the thoughts can lead to people obsessing about them. They may be compelled to minimise associated risks they incorrectly … Read More about Thinking the Unthinkable – Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts