Break it Down: What is Anxiety and How Do I Reduce It? 

 When thinking about anxiety, it’s important to first distinguish between general anxiety and clinical anxiety. Anxiety itself is a really normal emotion that we all have; it forms part of what we might call our ‘internal alarm system’ and is designed to alert us to and protect us from the dangers around us. From an evolutionary perspective, the original dangers may have included regular risks to our physical safety and lives but as we as a species have

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Posted by Azania Friday, July 31, 2020 2:54:00 PM Categories: Break it Down

Break it Down: Coping With Uncertainties (And Anxieties) In A COVID-19 World 

COVID-19 certainly has created a state of chaos and disarray. While many countries are seeing reduced cases and have been subsequently relaxing their lockdown protocols, the emotional and social impact of this crisis may be experienced for some time to come. Aside from the physical health risks of contracting the COVID-19, many of the clients that I work with in my private practice and in the NHS, as well as friends and family, have described feeling as though they have been on an emotional rollercoaster throughout this time. This may resonate with many of you. 

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Posted by Azania Friday, July 24, 2020 9:33:00 AM Categories: Break it Down