Worrying For Nothing: Unreal!

Sonja Lewis | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

I thought I had kicked the habit of worrying, or at least reined it in. But with all that is going on in the world, I am not so sure anymore. If I am not thinking incessantly about terrorism, war and tragic fires, I focus on loss that hits closer to home.

The Arbitrary Nature Of Fear And Worry

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

My point here is that the chosen fear is arbitrary. The fear could be any one of a hundred possible 'worst case scenarios'. Yet the subconscious has settled on just the one, leaving the other 99 to chance, with a happy go lucky shrug of the shoulders. We dismiss the 99.

My Brexit Survival Plan

Cerys Aedy | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

Regardless of which side of the Brexit fence you sit, or your personal stance on any of the other issues at hand, the uncertainty, aided in no small way by sensationalist reporting and constant bombardment of social media is causing anxiety, fear and helplessness in many.

Talking Shop: Are We Worried About The Wrong Things?

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Bronwyn Kunhardt

CC0 Public Domain (Source: Pexels) "People become attached to their burdens," wrote George Bernard Shaw in 1910, "sometimes more than the burdens are...

Can't Get No Sleep: A Post-CES Report On Digital Health

David Plans | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech
David Plans

Walking the floor at CES, one could see that the macho perception that we should all get 2h sleep a night and overwork ourselves to exhaustion is being deconstructed. There are more companies and startups touting digital interventions for sleep than almost any other problem

The Toll Of Christmas On The Couple Relationship

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

I had two telephone calls this week from friends worried about Christmas. One called to say that she and her husband had invited 12 people - mostly fa...

Brains Literally Think Nonsense, Let It Be Fun Nonsense

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bonsall

Every time I go to therapy I fill out a questionnaire that asks 'in the last week have you thought about ending your life?' This question is a self-pe...

Depression Is A Monster But Don't Fear it

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Bonsall

bmm banner.jpg I now take time, when sliding or emerging from that chasm in my mind, to research depression as a social and psychological phenomenon, as well as my own personal brand. As my understanding has grown, the shroud of mystery has begun to unravel.

Are You Suffering From Trump Anxiety?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Cunningham

Should we let Mindfulness relax us or should we be 'mindful' of world events? Finding the right balance between being politically involved and letting some of it go is not an easy line to tread. So maybe Trump Anxiety is something we have to go through, at least for now.

Ditch The Guilt

Natalie Savvides | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Yes it's great to have goals, aspirations, aims, to want be the best version of ourselves and even to keep improving but we have to cut ourselves some slack too. There has to be an off switch, moments where the 'conscience police' are off duty.

Raisin D'Etre

Caragh Little | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's exhausting, being a worrier. It's like living your day two or three times over, doing all the things you have to do and worrying about them as well, plus a bit of anxiety about all those things you did and said yesterday, and the day before, and last week, and last month and even years ago

Another World Mental Health Day, Another Report On Rising Children's Worries, Another Reason To Think Differently

Barry Richardson | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK
Barry Richardson

A child's mental health problems will not come to an end like its awareness day - quite the opposite. This issue requires an ongoing, coordinated way of thinking that makes the best use of new approaches including technology; and this is very much the case when it comes to children.

Fretting - Is It Really Worth It?

Natalie Savvides | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.

'Back to School' - A Worrying Term

Barry Richardson | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK
Barry Richardson

With the new school term fast-approaching, the 'back to school' narrative is practically inescapable. Supermarket shelves are jam-packed with stationary and television screens blare out the latest offers on school uniforms.

Just Keep Swimming

Laura Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

What happens when he's a man and doesn't pass as "cute" anymore? He is still our beautiful baby regardless, but the world can be a cruel place. I just want to protect him from it forever.

Overcoming Overthinking

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

You're allowed to make mistakes. If you're looking for permission, here it is! No matter how much 'thought' you put in to a decision, you can still be wrong, and that's ok. There's often no way to know until you take the leap. Often, there is no one single, correct decision anyway.

How to Have a Stress Free Christmas

Maggie Currie | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We all know that Christmas can be stressful. There is the usual invasion by the family, and extended family, the standing on ceremony all day, the extra expense as well as time and frustration trying to get the Christmas dinner on the table on time.

Understanding Anxiety Is the Crucial First Step to Managing Anxiety

Gill Hasson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Hasson

We've all experienced doubts, worries and anxiety; it's normal. Whatever it is that worries you and makes you anxious, it can be an annoying distraction that makes you feel uncomfortable. But too often, anxiety can make you physically unwell and leave you unable to think about anything else whatsoever.

Why Life Being Good Can Be Such a Worry

Sandi Mann | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Some people even feel that by worrying, they are somehow protecting themselves against the feared drop coming; they have learned that most things they worry about don't come to pass, so fear that if they take their eye off the ball and stop worrying, they will allow a calamity to creep in and take them by surprise.

Don't Get Swept Up in the University Frenzy, It's Not for Everyone

Luke Cutforth | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Cutforth

Thinking back to when I did my exams, the feeling of dread and worry comes flooding back. I found them unnecessarily stressful and got really frustrated because I think that exams are such a limited viewpoint into how intelligent somebody actually is.

Five Things Hypnotherapy Can Do to Better Manage Your Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

I often hear clients say that once they can accept anxious thoughts and feelings, instead of trying to battle against them, that the feelings start to subside.

And Then Came the Worry

Lorna Harris | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Harris

I had found myself panicking and dreading it all. For no reason other than the way I was handling balancing my long term pain with trying to be the person I want people to think I am - a sassy PR with a penchant for gin and tonic and not a care in the world, basically taking fake it till you make it a wee bit too far until I knew something had to give.

30 Things Parents Worry About Every Day (That Will Be OK)

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Parents

Children bring their parents boundless happiness - but they also bring endless worry. Whether it's why your baby won't stop grizzling, where your t...

Five Alternative Ways to Deal with Anxiety Attacks

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

For anyone that's encountered one, anxiety attacks are terrifying. You genuinely believe you'll never be able to breathe again, that your mind has convinced your body that your time has come, that it's just not capable of continuing.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.