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How much CBD should you take for curing anxiety?

Are you suffering from anxiety? Are the fears, increased heartbeats, uneasiness making your life miserable? Do you know that CBD can help you treat anxiety? A daily dose of CBD can make these unwanted issues go away. It can manage everyday stress and alleviate anxiety and depression. CBD is one of the most popular cannabis for treating anxiety and related …

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New research reveals the extent of burnt-out Britain

Following Bella Hadid’s candid Instagram post sharing her recent battle with ‘burnout and breakdowns’, there has been a 203% spike in searches for burnout overnight, according to google trends. Burnout is a state of feeling emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted, as a result of excessive and prolonged stress caused by over-working.  It is our body’s way of signalling there is …

Psychology

The different types of psychological treatments

Our mental health is being challenged more than ever. The world is more competitive, social media dictates how we should look and what we should be doing, and social comparisons are in our awareness daily. Depression and anxiety are on the rise as well due to uncertainty about the future, worries about relationships and work, and of course, the Covid …

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The illusion of control

Control is a myth We all want to be in charge of our lives and feel safe. We like to feel we are in charge of our lives and have choices. In other words, we seek to influence others and our surroundings in order to feel safe. Ultimately, it’s all about feeling safe. Most of us have an intolerance to …

How to Re-Focus Quarantine Stress into Something Positive

Are you struggling during this quarantine period? If so, you’re among the majority. Unfortunately, many of us are struggling with stress and anxiety in varying degrees and for different reasons.     Many are worried about their jobs and bills. Others are worried about their health and the safety of their loved ones. And we’re all left to take a deep …

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How to manage worry

Worry is a worldwide issue. I have never met anyone who wishes they worried more. It’s always the other way around. I remember when I worked for the Probation service. We used this standard questionnaire with each new client and one of the questions was: “Do you worry and overthink?” I NEVER had a person answer “No” to that question …

anxiety

The difference between anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder

We all experience anxiety as it is, unfortunately, an integral part of life. When we feel anxious, the body detects threat and prepares us for the fight/flight or freeze response by releasing adrenalin. Modern day stress is still detected as danger to the automatic response portion of our brain (the hypothalamus and amygdala). These parts of the brain receive the …

anxiety and memory loss

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

Our memories can be affected when we are under periods of stress or experience some sort of disturbance in our mood. Having a significant anxiety disorder like GAD (Generalised anxiety disorder) can create some of these problems routinely, leaving people operating below their normal level of memory functioning. The following is a brief overview of some of the ways and reasons …

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How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

Would it really be that good if we could have certainty abut everything? Think about it. Tolerating uncertainty definitely has it’s advantages. Imagine knowing exactly how your life would unfold. You would know about the first heartbreak but still have to go through it. You would know the date of your death and how you would die…no thanks! When someone …

Do you have Generalised Anxiety Disorder? (GAD)

  Do you have Generalised Anxiety Disorder? (GAD) Therapists are trained to spot people with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and one of the easiest ways to detect GAD is to look at whether a person worries about a particular situation or whether they tend to worry about a variety of situations. If their pattern of worry persists no matter what is …