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Anxiety

It´s No Joke! Why Laughter is good for Anxiety – Part 1

Whilst anxiety is no laughing matter, could laughter help you to feel more relaxed and healthy? Well now there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that laughter may be as effective as antidepressants in helping to treat anxiety. In this article we explore the science behind laughter, it´s benefits and how I use it in my life to make myself feel good. This

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Mindset

The Right Mindset for OCD & Anxiety

Introduction This is the second in a series of blogs about mindset and OCD. In the previous blog I talked about the importance of self compassion. This time we´ll be taking a look at specific attitudes to adopt, that will really help you to manage OCD more effectively. As well as discussing some techniques that will help you tobe more present and focused. Acceptance Comes

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Mindset

Mindset & Self-Compassion for OCD

What is Mindset & Why is it Important? In my experience, one of the most underutilized areas in learning to manage OCD & anxiety is the mindset. There are so many areas here that you can work on that can greatly benefit the way in which you perceive and experience anxiety. Some of this we have already covered, for example acceptance, which is in itself

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OCD

Feeling Alone With OCD? Why Opening Up Can Help…

Having OCD Can Make You Feel Alone Sometimes with OCD you can end up feeling like you are completely on your own. This is even more true when you don´t even know that you have OCD. You feel like you must be the only one in the world that has such crazy thoughts and that nobody will ever be able to understand what you go

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OCD

Why Accepting Our OCD Thoughts Does Not Mean That We Agree With Them

We always hear the same thing: “accept your thoughts!”. But how do you do that? and perhaps more importantly, why would you even want to do that anyway? Some OCD thoughts can be so incredibly horrible, that the last thing you feel like you want to do is to just accept them. Doesn´t accepting them basically mean that you agree with them? No it doesn´t

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Anxiety

Could cutting back on alcohol be helpful for anxiety? In my experience the answer is yes and here´s why…

Does alcohol actually make anxiety worse? I´m writing this because i´m often surprised at how few articles there are online about anxiety and alcohol. From my own personal experience there is a huge link between the two and this is something that should be being discussed more. Society is soaked in alcohol. We use it at just about every opportunity, from celebrating and making a

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