Feeling the Fear: Getting in touch with the physical symptoms of anxiety.

Key advice from the wisdom on managing anxiety is to try and notice and ‘sit mindfully with’ the physical symptoms.  This is especially true in the cruel and extreme form of anxiety that is panic attacks.


Ask ‘uncle google’ what the physical symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks are and you’ll see such delights as:
 

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Love & Other Addictions

It’s all addiction to me

Many moons ago my pain psychologist said to me, “I want you to think of everything through an addiction lens”.   Given that I had no actual official addictions I was very happy to play along with his wee game, I nodded sagely, wisely.  Except that I didn’t do anything about it.  I went home having ticked ‘therapy’ off my to-do list that day.

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The Devil Within.

This post is based on my experience reading the wonderful book ‘The Devil Within” by Stephanie Merrit (2008). Published by Vermillion.  If you are anyone you know has ever battled with mental illness – read it. more “The Devil Within.”