Anxiety

5 Reasons why public speaking feels scary

5 Reasons why public speaking feels scary

Public speaking is something many people dread but it doesn't need to be that way. But it can't be a skill that can be ignored as you may be in a job that requires it, you may have something important to say or you may be expected to do it at something like your...

Are you suffering with ‘pee shyness’?

Are you suffering with ‘pee shyness’?

If you get nervous or embarrassed about having a pee you might be suffering from a toilet phobia; a type of social anxiety. It's about those negative feelings when you are going to use a public toilet or a toilet in other people's homes. We know that pee shyness is...

7 Easy, low-cost ways to relax

7 Easy, low-cost ways to relax

  Do you ever get tired of people telling you to relax? Perhaps you are really busy person and are trying to fit more things in every minute of the day. You know that you need to relax but that is easier said than done. If there is one thing I hear regularly as a...

Hypnosis can help you relax

Hypnosis can help you relax

Do you long for something to change so you can relax? Perhaps you have a chaotic job where the phone won't stop ringing or you continually get interruptions. Do you dream of a holiday? Maybe you are thinking of relaxing on the beach on a warm sunny day. Imagine it...

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?

Lots of people talk about feeling stressed or anxious. But do you know the difference between these two terms that get used frequently in everyday life? Stress and anxiety are common so we should all have some understanding of these conditions. Stress and anxiety can...

Have I got anxiety? 7  Signs and Symptoms

Have I got anxiety? 7 Signs and Symptoms

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a fear or apprehension of something. It can develop from stressful situations, or it can just happen. Biologically the body is reacting to a threat which could be a real threat or a perceived threat. This threat causes the release of...

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

Do you know what happens with nail-biting and skin picking? I do. I have met so many nail-biters who have been nibbling for years. Let me tell you about nail-biting and picking… If you are a nail biter, you probably don’t feel very proud of the habit. You want to...

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...