Anxiety

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

Have you ever walked into a pub or restaurant and felt like you wanted to hide? Maybe you just wanted to fade into the background… You felt that all the eyes were focused on you like lasers searching for a target. Your breathing speeds up. You feel confused and you...

Social Anxiety: How can it can affect your life?

Social Anxiety: How can it can affect your life?

Today I'm thinking about people who are struggling with social anxiety, especially as the UK lockdown eases and people start socialising again. Meeting friends and family is longed for by many people now but if you are someone who is dreading that social contact again...

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Many people have heard of anxiety but where does it come from and what does it mean if you have anxiety? When people talk about anxiety they are talking about anxious thoughts and feelings that result in changes in behaviours. Often people avoid doing things because...

How to calm your panic attacks

How to calm your panic attacks

Let me tell you a story about calming a panic attack... Rachael (not her real name) froze. A horrendous sense of dread started to fill her mind. Was she going to die now? Her heart started to beat so fast that she felt it would rupture through her chest. She couldn't...

Conquering the Fear of Injections

Conquering the Fear of Injections

This week the UK has been told that vaccinations for COVID 19 have been approved by the regulator. Many people will be pleased but if you have a fear of injections or anything related to getting the jab you might be terrified. This blog provides information for people...

How Effective is Hypnosis in helping anxiety?

How Effective is Hypnosis in helping anxiety?

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or have you started to worry a lot? Feeling tense and anxious are negative feelings that most people experience at some time in their lives so finding effective solutions is important. Perhaps you have had a panic attack. You dread...

Hypnotherapy: Improve your Business Performance

Hypnotherapy: Improve your Business Performance

Are you a business owner, professional or someone who wants to develop? If the answer is yes please read on because hypnotherapy is much more than a way of stopping smoking or losing weight. This blog will provide 10 tips on developing your business performance. If...

5 top tips to stop exam anxiety

5 top tips to stop exam anxiety

If you are developing an emotional soup of anxiety prior to an exam, stop! You can get through this, but you just haven't learnt how yet. This is the fourth of five parts of my mini-series about passing an exam. Passing the exam: beginning the journey Passing an exam:...

Test Anxiety: a journey through research

Test Anxiety: a journey through research

If you are struggling with test or exam anxiety this blog will provide you with some research behind it and also introduce you to my research on test anxiety. Hi, I'm Linda. This is the third blog in my mini-series looking at exam anxiety but particularly my journey...

Passing an exam: 3 things I learnt

Passing an exam: 3 things I learnt

Exams are scary to many people. If this is you, isn't it time to change? You might have avoided exams, tests and any form of assessment in the past. You might wonder if you will ever get through another exam, but you can if you are ready and willing to change. This is...