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How Not Feeling Safe Can Have a Detrimental Effect On Your Mental Health.

anxiety

The number of people suffering from poor mental health is on the rise all the time and as we get older, we tend to become a lot more suspicious of those around us and we tend to feel negative thoughts when we are not surrounded by friends and family. This is one of the downsides of getting older and so …

5 Tips for Powering Through a Quarter-Life Crisis

You’ve likely heard of a midlife crisis, but did you know there are quarter-life crises, too? If you’re feeling trapped, like your life is going nowhere and there’s nothing you can do about it, you might be experiencing one.  Here’s good news — you can get help to power through. Follow these five tips to navigate your quarter-life crisis and …

peace of mind

Thoughts can be dismissed for peace of mind

Peace of mind: ********  Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale ******** Peace of mind comes from learning to separate yourself from your thoughts. Psychologists call this cognitive defusion and it is an effective way to reduce anxiety. How cognitive behavioral therapy works The basic premise of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is that our thoughts create the way …

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How to stop overthinking

If you’re anything like me, you find it hard to stop overthinking. I worry about what others think of me, I worry about what might happen in the future…I just worry! There are times when I find it almost impossible to stop overthinking but there are specific strategies that you can use to reduce the amount of time you spend …

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12 Signs You’re Suffering From Anxiety

Anxiety is defined as an emotion people feel that makes them worried and feel tense. It’s commonly accompanied by an increase in blood pressure. Most people, if not all, have experienced anxiety in their life. It can be due to a lot of things such as trauma or stress build-up that seems to be too much for us to take. …

Healing Your Anxiety: Effects & Defects Of Top 3 Popular Methods

Have you ever felt that your heart is beating so fast in response to a stressful situation? Or maybe, your palms may get sweaty when you’re confronted with a remarkable event or task? That’s how anxiety kicks in as a response to our body’s natural response to stress.   If you have not recognized your anxiety triggers yet, here are …

corona virus mental health

Corona virus and mental health

It feels as if we are all starring in our very own runaway virus movie…streets are deserted, people are panic buying and police are escorting people away that dare to go out in public. It all seems quite surreal. It looks as if we are in for a bumpy ride with an indefinite uncertain time period ahead. There is a …

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How to stop overthinking everything

If you’re anything like me, and many others for that matter, you tend to overthink. It’s amazing just how much time we spend ‘up in our heads’ rather than living our lives mindfully. Have you ever driven to work and then wondered how you got there? if that’s the case – it’s because you were lost in your thoughts. It’s …

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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 …