Modern life has changed far more rapidly than our evolutionary process can. Consequently we find ourselves living in a world that we have not had time to completely adapt to.
Not so long ago we were only really aware of the world immediately around us. News from further afield came only occasionally. Newspapers changed things a few hundred years ago so that we got to read a couple of paragraphs about world affairs in a detached way. These days however we have full modern warfare delivered into our living rooms on a loop all day. Our brains are overloaded with extremely startling and disturbing images, it's no wonder Anxiety and Stress are on the increase!..
6 Tips To Escape The Anxiety Weight Gain Cycle?
As any anxious person can tell you, anxiety leads to stress. Not all anxious people have weight issues, it can go either way. However for those experiencing prolonged stress the chances of weight gain increase significantly.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
At some point in our lives we’ll all experience Anxiety to some degree. People with GAD (General Anxiety Disorder) however experience it daily. GAD becomes chronic and fills their lives with worry and tension even though to another person it doesn’t seem at all proportionate to the relevant circumstance.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), also known as Social Phobia, creates a feeling of overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People that live with Social Anxiety will be all too familiar with a sense of persistent, intense, and chronic fear that they are being judged by others and that everything they do is somehow embarrassing. This feeling of fear can become so intense that they avoid social situations including the workplace.
Some of the symptoms of social anxiety include (but are not limited to):......
Nail Biting is also known as onychophagia, and is often described as a symptom of anxiety or a nervous habit. Nail biting can result in people being self-conscious about their hands, and in extreme cases can lead to sore and bleeding fingers. Nail biting can also result in transferring bacteria into the mouth, can lead to a skin infection around the nails called paronychia, nail biting damages the teeth by causing shifting, weakening and premature wear.
Recently a study found that nail biting in young people occurred when working on difficult problems or boredom which may reflect a particular emotional state. In reality there are numerous triggers for people to bite their nails. Nail biting is a very common habit and it’s one that is difficult to break because nail biting is comforting to the person doing it and the brain likes to hold on to habits that it believes are providing comfort....
Facial blushing is an involuntary reddening of the face due to embarrassment or stress. When stimulated the nerves prompt the blood vessels to open wide, flooding the skin with blood and causing reddening of the face. In some people, the ears, neck and chest are also affected.
Every year in Melbourne September marks the beginning of the Party Season. The footy finals are on, and by the last Saturday in September the social season is officially kicked off when the first whistle blows for the AFL Grand Final and barbecues are fired up across the city (Go Doggies!!). Then the Spring Carnival rolls into town with weeks of major racing events leading up to the race that stops the nation The Melbourne Cup; by this Point the Christmas Parties are beginning, followed of course by New Year’s celebrations, than a month of annual leave days and trips to the beach culminating in the celebration of Australia Day and the beginning of the new school year. There are many other celebrations throughout the year, but this 4 month period is particularly frantic.
Some people will revel in every moment and participate in every event possible with gusto, others will find it overwhelming and exhausting, and for others still it can highlight isolation and loneliness.
In an article in May last year ABC Australia reported on the most common fears that people have. They are:
Sometimes in life we find ourselves going through a tough time and it’s not always possible to turn to family and friends for the support we need to get through it.
Counselling provides a non-judgemental environment in which to be heard. Sometimes just the act of being heard without having a stream of well-meaning solutions poured at us or worse a barrage of criticisms and judgements provides the head-space needed to work something out.
Hearing yourself say something out loud can be quite a revelation; being able to discuss something without being interrupted and side tracked can allow a level of processing that doesn’t often occur in most conversations......
Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day, so I thought I would take the opportunity to start a conversation about loneliness. Loneliness is a significant contributor to Suicide rates. There are many types of loneliness and it’s not a subject that can be comprehensively covered in a single Blog Post. Loneliness is as unique to each individual that experiences it as their finger prints are......
Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
Please note as with all therapies, Results for Therapies delivered by Hypfocus may vary from person to person