It's the racing mind with thoughts that won't slow down. It's the compulsion to undertake lots of activities at once. It's the claustrophobia felt when surrounded by people. It's the fear of being alone. It's the need to escape from being indoors. It's the feeling of suffocation even when you're outside. It's … Continue reading Anxiety: from racing mind to irrational thoughts – an insider’s story.
When a computer has too many tabs open, what happens? Loading programs and websites slows down but its components speed up, heat up, and whir like crazy. Just like a computer which has been overloaded by too many processes, the mind can start to panic when too many things are going on at once. For … Continue reading Derealisation – the mind’s defence mechanism.
With NHS waiting lists stretching into weeks and months, you may consider seeking treatment for your mental health difficulties in the private sector. Alongside shorter waiting times, you can often benefit from a wider range of support - from CBT, to EDMR, to hypnotherapy and nutrition. Dr Mark Silvert talks about how best to prepare … Continue reading How to prepare for your first appointment in private therapy
There is a certain comfort in feeling numb. In a world of chaos, it is one of the few certainties that exists. That weight, that heaviness; it is an unwelcome guest that you wish would just leave but you cannot bear to say goodbye. Why? That means vulnerability. You are truly alone. There is no-one … Continue reading Reflecting on Depression, from the Other Side
It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.
Managing a mental or physical health condition can be a challenge 365 days of the year. By the time you’ve settled into a routine of ‘just about managing’, it seems that winter has once again reappeared. Falling temperatures are already a shock to the system and require extra energy to get you through the day. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Manage the Festive Season When Living with Mental or Physical Health Problems