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Anxiety As It Really Is

1  It  just turns up. One day you’ll be fine, living like a “normal” person almost forgetting your anxiety. The next you’ll wake up or be in the middle of a conversation and you’ll have been struck. The best way to explain this – it’s like a light switch in your brain, it turns on and off as it pleases, and suddenly you’re not the same person. 2 Plans aren’t valid until you’re actually doing them. If you have anxiety then you know the drill. Someone will […]

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Is Mindfulness Useful In Combatting Fear And Anxiety?

Mindfulness is it an answer? Its a buzz word that’s bandied around today, used in conjunction with mental health and counselling. But is it just some kind hippy hocus pocus or is it indeed useful?.I know that there are many practitioners throughout the globe. As an ex-life coach, I have to be open-minded and explore anything that may help clients. What works for some will not work for others, it’s about what works for you. Mindfulness is an alternative to traditional methods, such as medication and counselling. […]

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Understanding Panic Attacks

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a sudden attack of exaggerated anxiety and fear. Often, attacks happen without warning and without any apparent reason. Some people may experience just one episode of panic attack, while others can have recurring episodes. Recurring episodes usually happen after a person is exposed to various events or situations that may “trigger” panic. While it is generally harmless, panic attacks can severely disable a person physically, emotionally and psychologically. In extreme cases, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder. […]

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What You Should Do if You Had a Panic Attack

Experiencing a panic attack for the first time can be distressing not only because of the actual experience during the attack but also because you tend to develop fear of future attacks. Also known as anticipatory anxiety, fear of future attacks causes continuous fear and tension disabling you to relax. Often when the condition is not addressed, it will lead to phobic avoidance wherein you avoid places, situations, gatherings, and events where emergency help is not readily available or where having an attack can be embarrassing. Take […]

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