Blog - Stress and Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety Part 3. How can I manage stress and anxiety?

March 11th, 2015

In our modern society there is often a feeling of having to ‘deal’ with stress and anxiety. Because of this, many people suffer in silence. Often you can help to lessen your symptoms with a combination of relaxation, exercise, change in diet and breaking the habits that trigger your stress and anxiety. Little changes such…

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Stress & Anxiety Part 2. When do stress and anxiety become a problem?

February 18th, 2015

As long as you have a coping strategy for periods of stress and anxiety, and can switch off when you need to, they can have a positive influence on your life. Stress and anxiety motivate us to be the best that we can be and help us to maintain focus. But when you no longer…

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Stress & Anxiety Part 1. What are stress and anxiety?

February 7th, 2015

Stress and anxiety are your body’s natural response to frightening situations. They are both perfectly normal survival instincts, designed to protect you from danger. However, when you have a heightened or prolonged response to a stressful situation, stress and anxiety can manifest in your thoughts, feelings and in physical symptoms. While everyone experiences stress and…

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Counting down to Christmas..?

December 16th, 2014

Believe it or not, Christmas is stressful for many people. Ignore the perfect families in seasonal movies or department store TV ads. Real Christmases just aren’t like that. If you’re dreading the big day, remember you don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to say ‘yes’ to everything either. If you don’t fancy that…

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Why we don’t always love New Year’s Eve

December 16th, 2014

For some people, New Year’s Eve is all about the party, the dancing and the kiss at midnight. But for others, it’s a challenging time that can make us feel sad and lonely.   If you’re in the second group, the first thing to know is that you’re far from alone. New year has a…

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