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…..
We live in a time where there is such a strong focus on personal image. From body image, to material possessions to lifestyle,. It can be easy to fall into the comparison trap and in turn feel like you’re not enough.
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.
It is so important for you or a loved one to find the right therapist.
Why is it then that we often struggle with sleep?
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?
When we get reminded of something in the past, like someone hurting us, then often the emotion hits us again like we were in that moment in time. We can actually feel the pain in our heart that we felt at that time.
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.
We all face times of sadness, hurt, guilt, fear and other ‘negative emotions’ at some point throughout our lives. For some of us those emotions pass quickly and occur infrequently whilst for others it may feel as though it’s a never ending cycle that they cannot break free from.
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.
Cravings are powerful emotions that underlie habitual behaviours. We all
experience them, whether they are cravings for food, alcohol, cigarettes or other very addictive substances.
I remember thinking well if I’m not *insert job title* then who am I?