Trauma has the tendency to play a key role in the symptoms experienced by someone who has social anxiety.
An example of a traumatic event from my own personal healing experience was when I was in primary school. I was in Year 2 and I had just come back from a trip up to the Northern Territory in Australia. We had a show and tell day that day…..
When my clients come to see me, whether it be for a mental health concern or an addiction, there is always something they have in common - the feeling that they are not in control of their own life.
Do you find yourself to be mentally, and even emotionally drained?
Do you often get stressed, anxious, overthink and then feel burned out?
You are definitely not alone.
“People spend more time deciding on a vacuum cleaner than deciding on a rehab” - Anne Fletcher
Working with hundreds of patients and having experienced anxiety and depression myself...
As human beings, we all have our own values, beliefs and attitudes that we have developed throughout the course of our lives. Our family, friends, community and the experiences we have had all contribute to our sense of who we are and how we view the world.
We all know that feeling, it generally comes on in the pit of our stomach then spreads to our whole body. Our fists tend to clench, we grind our teeth and a fire starts to burn within us that starts to rise.
The first time I heard about mindfulness I was intrigued by the thought of it. The concept sounded like something I needed and something I wanted but how does one become mindful?
I spend my days as a therapist teaching people to be more present. To get their head out of the fears of the future, out of the depths and pains of their past - to be able to feel the peace in the now.
That makes this article a slight contradiction, but I felt to write it because it is something that I found helps, in particular, your future and the anxieties that our future can bring.
Anxiety is part of life for many people. We often feel anxious when we are faced with a problem or a stressful situation of some kind, and this is normal. However, many people feel more than just temporary anxiety. They have prolonged periods or intense bursts of anxiety on a regular basis.
WHAT ARE THE 3 COMMON THREADS WE'VE FOUND IN TREATING PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY?
Depending where you are on your journey, here are a couple of key questions to ask yourself which can help you to start to understand and shift the underlying causes so you can start thriving instead of just coping...
Everything we do in life is ultimately in the pursuit of happiness. It’s a common goal we all share regardless of our age, sex, culture or background. But there is a common misconception about how to get there.
I remember thinking well if I’m not *insert job title* then who am I?