Tag Archives: anxiety
Posted on 14. May, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
Positive psychologists know the benefits kindness brings to both the giver and the receiver. See my happiness is giving to others article for more. Now research has shown it can bring positive outcomes to social anxiety sufferers. Social anxiety is a fear of social situations. The person fears being noticed or being evaluated badly. As [...]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
April is the fourth month of the year and may have been named after the goddess Aphrodite. Celebrated this month are World Creativity Week, World Health Day and International Dance Day. This month I will consider how everybody can be creative and how using your creativity skills can be a great mood booster. In recognition [...]
Posted on 06. Dec, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
If you want to make a change in your life, it’s worth carrying out a bit of preparation work to enhance your chances of success. This is especially so if you want to quit smoking as it is an addictive habit that is embedded into your daily routine. Many people each year successfully give up [...]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
There is a lot of support for the link between exercise and reduced levels of depression. Some studies have suggested it can even prevent the onset of depression. UK and Norwegian researchers have recently published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry which supports the link between exercise and reduced depression. However, they discovered [...]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Most people know that what a person eats has an impact on their physical health. What sometimes gets forgotten is the impact food has on a person’s mental health and overall wellbeing. Choosing the right foods and taking care to avoid less then healthy foods can have a huge impact on how you feel. Eating [...]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
New research supports previous research which highlights the benefits of volunteering. A poll of 4,500 volunteers was conducted by United Healthcare and Volunteer Match, in the US. Their findings were impressive. 84% of volunteers said such work improved their physical health and 95% felt it benefited them emotionally. Overall, volunteers experienced less stress and anxiety [...]
Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
‘Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.’ Oliver Wendell Holmes I love finding easy, simple things that people can do to boost their health, happiness and overall wellbeing. And listening to [...]
Posted on 18. May, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
If you’ve ever found yourself unemployed than you know how it feels. It can be a terrifying time, wrought with anxiety and fear. You are unable to see past the present moment. Suddenly you are faced with a whole host of and initially you may feel paralysed, unable to act. However, if you can keep [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) emerged in the 1950s when psychologists became interested in whether thought processes were learned in the same way as behaviour is. It stemmed from behaviour therapy which focused only on behaviour. The common precept behind CBT is that the way we think has a major influence on our subsequent emotions and [...]
Anxiety disorders: generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias
Posted on 22. Aug, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
Anxiety disorders are disorders where anxiety is a primary characteristic. Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state where the person feels dread, uneasiness and apprehension. Anxiety also affects the body and a person may feel dizzy, tense, have a dry mouth and sweat more than normal. We all experience anxiety, but if it becomes too severe, [...]