Setbacks

I had a little break from my blog over Christmas, I blinked, and now it’s February. That’s how it feels anyway. At the start of January I had some building work done in my house and this ended up triggering an big anxious episode. My home is my safe space, so having a stranger here […]

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What is the emotional freedom technique?

I’ve tried a lot of different therapies to help manage my anxiety over the years, so I was surprised to discover something I hadn’t heard of before. EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘tapping’ is a process that can help treat physical or emotional distress. It involves tapping on various acupressure points on the body to […]

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Break free from social phobia and selective mutism

Talking is something most people take for granted. The ability to communicate what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling is so important, but for those of us with social anxiety it can be extremely difficult. As children, some people suffer with Selective Mutism – ‘a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak […]

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How to halt the winter blues

It’s starting to get chilly outside and the nights are drawing in, which makes me think of one thing: the winter blues. I enjoy a crisp winter’s day, but what we often get in the UK is rain, darkness, and more rain, separated by brief interludes of snow. The snow is probably the worst for […]

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The truth about anxiety and perfectionism.

There are so many people suffering from perfectionism anxiety. And when you think about it – it makes sense. You’re trying to accomplish your goals and dreams in a world that’s often scary and unpredictable, so why wouldn’t you want to claw back some control? The truth is it just doesn’t work like that. The […]

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Change is scary. Here’s how you cope with it.

The seasons are changing, and the days are getting shorter and colder. (I’m not a fan!) So, it seems a fitting time to talk about coping with change. If you’re anything like me then you’re probably happy to float along in your comfort zone, as anxiety can make it feel impossible to do things differently. […]

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Welcome to Anxiety Answered

Thanks for taking the time to come and check out my blog. I really want it to be a positive space where you can learn more about anxiety, and how to take steps towards living the life you deserve. Unfortunately, I am all too familiar with anxiety and have struggled with it for over fifteen […]

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