Anxieties

Many people become so angry and frustrated with their anxiety because they know that the thoughts and fears they have are not rational. So they can be very hard on themselves which just makes the problem worse and they are reluctant to seek help. [Continue reading]

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety symptoms arise naturally from the limbic system – our flight or fight response – that then gets out of control. And like a wind that fans flames and can create a massive forest fire, so anxiety can spread into all areas of our lives. [Continue reading]

Panic Attacks

An anxiety will manifest as panic attacks or an anxiety attack when the body is preparing to fight or to flee but nothing comes of it – i.e. there is no action that discharges the preparation. And then the body in effect goes into a panic mode which causes great discomfort and fear. [Continue reading]

Phobias

For some phobias, it may be spiders or snakes or worms. For others it may be fear of crowds, fear of driving or of motorways or fear of flying. It could be shopping in supermarkets or a host of situations or experiences that literally send the sufferer into terror. [Continue reading]

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Worrying creates stress, and stress is a health risk as blood pressure may rise, causing sleepless nights and affects on digestion, immunity – even your sex life. But worry isn’t all bad – the ability to be aware of possible dangers and prepare for them has been a crucial factor in the development and survival of Mankind. [Continue reading]

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety are the intense emotions around social situations of all kinds. These clearly include fearful anticipation. However, embarrassment and humiliation fears are at the heart of the anxiety, together with the attendant physical manifestations. These include sweating, blushing and stammering and classic panic attack symptoms which add to the self consciousness around social situations in general or just specific ones. [Continue reading]

Anxiety Self Help

Anxiety self help can never be as precise as for depression. So it may well be that external help will be necessary – as long as it is the right kind of help. The strategy of this self help for anxiety page is to invite you to do as much as you can on your own but also to discover more precisely what it is that is at the heart of the problem. [Continue reading]