Anxiety and Breathing

Anxiety and Breathing

Anxiety and Breathing If you have anxiety then you will probably know that your breath is often shallow and restricted. But what you may not know, is the negative effect that this is having on your health and well-being. Do you take small shallow breaths? Right now if...
Anxiety and Perfectionism

Anxiety and Perfectionism

Anxiety and Perfectionism Anxiety and Perfectionism – what’s the link? When I started to help people with anxiety I started seeing certain similarities. Some physical; breath, posture, tension patterns, some similarities in thinking, fear of the future, planning...
Anxiety as an Adaptation to Stress

Anxiety as an Adaptation to Stress

Anxiety as an Adaptation to Stress We humans have survived for thousands of years by being able to adapt to our environment. In fact, during times of stress, our bodies have developed a built-in survival mechanism as part of ‘the sympathetic nervous system’, also...
Anxiety is not a mental illness

Anxiety is not a mental illness

Anxiety is not a Mental Illness I personally struggle to see why anxiety is classified as a mental illness. To me it seems obvious that it is actually a nervous system response, and should be spoken about in this way for a few reasons. When my clients grasp this new...