anxiety

Manage triggers

Tips To Reduce Stress & Overcome Challenges

How do you manage your triggers so that you don’t burnout, feel crippled by stress and anxiety or miserable with the whole experience? There are several approaches to manage stress and develop coping strategies but most approaches have a short term impact helping us cope in the moment. And whilst these techniques are certainly useful …

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Rock in sea

When I Realised I Was Part of the Problem

Imagine this picture as a metaphor with the rock, representing a strong person – never moving, always there, fully dependable etc, surrounded by deep choppy waters, representing life with its uncertainties and challenges. If you were struggling, would you be tempted to cling to this rock? Or would you build your own strength, learn to …

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How to respond to someone with anxiety

How do you reply when someone tells you “I’ve GOT anxiety”

Recently I had a conversation with a teenager, that went like this (shortened version): Me: “How are you?” Them: “Not good, I’ve got anxiety and I’ve got lots of problems that no-one seems able to help me with.” Having had several conversations before I had a good handle on the problems so decided to take a different …

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