Living mindfully one day at a time.

I have been putting a lot of focus and energy into being present in recent weeks and this has included increased meditation and reading around mindfulness. This shift in my thinking has supported me to move forward in baby steps and small victories. The anxiety and depression is very much still a part of my…

Allowing yourself to move on.

Today I had my final counselling session, the theme focused on my inability to move on and let go of my worry about what’s happened over the past few months. She suggested writing a letter to myself to help un-pick the feelings I have relating to what I call my ‘breakdown’, and I thought that…

The importance of breathing!

In recent weeks I have adopted a number of strategies to look after myself and reduce my stress levels including hypnotherapy (blog post coming soon), meditation, yoga and mindfulness. Breathing techniques have been a consistent technique throughout them all and more mindful breathing is something I have adopted to successfully keep my anxiety and panic…

It’s ok to be vulnerable.

I had a really insightful and useful counselling session yesterday and thought the messages I came away with would be useful to share. I have been having a very difficult experience with lack of empathy and understanding about my mental wellbeing from people I had thought would be supportive and be there for me. This…

This is what mental health looks like…

I’ve been reflecting on a comment a friend made to me recently when discussing my challenge with anxiety and panic. She commented on a need for me to ensure that when I went for a review appointment I turned up ‘looking pasty and ill’, and it’s really got me thinking about the perception we have…

Feeling lost.

I’ve now been out of work for 4 weeks, 4 weeks since my anxiety exploded and left me in a vulnerable and scary place. With the help of mindfulness meditation, medication, yoga, swimming and diary writing I am now able to leave the house and feel able to manage with being on my own most…

What do you do when anxiety spikes out of no where and rears its ugly head….?

So with adopting a positive attitude of small steps, low pressure, introducing exercise, progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal breathing and challenging my negative self alongside medication I’ve been making positive overall progress. However today my anxiety decided to spike out of no where and rear its ugly head. I had afternoon tea planned with two friends…

EFT Therapy – My experience.

Hey guys, Today I am going to be talking about EFT therapy and my experience with it and also to let you guys know all about it. As you probably know I suffer with anxiety, panic attacks and a few other mental health issues. I have tried most things to try to help with my…

Reflections of an anxious mind.

Today has been a more difficult day, the novelty of being signed off work and trying to busy my time with other activities to heal myself has well and truely worn off and I’m now left with an empty void and huge amount of worry. The Dr continues to muddle around with my med’s (currently…

Exercise as therapy 🙏🏻

Today I took the advice I have read on multiple websites and also within the book I’ve been reading and went for some therapeutic exercise. I re-joined my local gym on Friday after about 9-12 months out. The ironic thing is, I quit the gym because life has become too busy and I didn’t have…