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The business of stress and anxiety

With one in six workers suffering from anxiety and stress, the workplace has become a battleground for mental health today. There is no doubt that in offices up and down the country employers have to face the reality of helping staff suffering from mental health problems. 18 million days were lost to mental health problems at a cost of £26 billion per year. These sobering statistics show it is not just a health problem that employers face, but a business one too. Continue reading

The end of a relationship

Sometimes no matter what is said or what you try the relationship comes to an end. It may have been your choice to end the relationship; it may have been your partner’s. Yet however, you arrived the reality of the loss of your relationship and it is that you have to face and accept.

So do you pull on your pyjamas and head for the fridge and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s finest? What is the best way to deal with the end of a relationship?

Notice that you will have difficult mixed feelings.  You are ending a relationship that you built up over months and years. While there may be many feelings and actions, you are angry and upset about, there will be moments of fondness for the good times you spent together. Perhaps you will even miss certain shared rituals and moments. Continue reading

Stress and Anxiety what’s your plan?

Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety and stress are perhaps the most common complaint in the UK today. Anxiety is driven by emotion, worried thoughts and tensions, often accompanied by unwanted physical symptoms. Sufferers of anxiety will be familiar with the intrusive thoughts and concerns. They seem to break into every waking moment and often prevent us from getting to sleep at night.  The condition literally changes lives and we can find ourselves avoiding situations, people and places because of our anxieties and fears of what might happen. Continue reading

Anxiety – back to basics

Anxiety is a strong survival system that has its place in keeping us safe. It can create the necessary state in our bodies that lets us respond to emergencies. This helps if we are attacked or our house catches fire. It also warns us whenever there is a threat. Yet this means we feel anxious in the dentist surgery, before an exam or when speaking in public.

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Proven ways to tackle Anxiety

Anxiety sufferers often wrestle with their feelings and it can feel a fight to the death. The emotional reaction that things will go badly or that you will embarrass yourself locks horns against the logical side of your thinking. Part of you that knows you are being irrational. Yet you feel powerless to resist and tackle the anxious feelings. Continue reading

Self-esteem whats it all worth

Self-esteem is that internal sense of worth that we have an inner confidence.  It reflects the value that you see yourself with in the world. Self-esteem and self-worth are tied together for most of us.  It makes a big difference when we have high self-esteem we tend to see the world as a more positive place and value our place in it Continue reading

When all hope is gone

Hope is it ever all gone? Pandora’s Box contained all the evils of the world which were release by Pandora’s curiosity. Yet, when the box closed again, only hope remained. The myth suggests that it alone protects us from the evils of the world. So what do we do when we find ourselves without it. What do we do when all hope is gone? Continue reading