Tag: Self-compassion

Coping With Bad Mental Health Days When We Live Alone

Coping With Bad Mental Health Days When We Live Alone

Those of us who live alone face some unique challenges when it comes to coping with bad mental health days. We don’t have the option of asking a partner to sort the dishwasher for us, or asking a housemate if they’d mind making us a cuppa. However, there are things we can do to make…

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Skin-Picking And Hair-Pulling: Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-Picking And Hair Pulling- Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-picking, hair-pulling and other body-focused, repetitive behaviours can all be anxiety-related. They’re far more common than many of us realise, but we often feel shame associated with these behaviours, so we don’t talk about them. Because we all find it so difficult to talk about, it can feel like we’re the only person in the…

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Coping With Anxiety: Breathing And Grounding

Coping With Anxiety: Breathing And Grounding

Our anxiety levels will come and go in waves (whether we’re diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or not). At times when our anxiety levels are high, grounding and breathing techniques can help to bring them back down to a manageable level. This can be particularly useful if we start to feel panicked, detached, or breathless….

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What Is Agoraphobia?

Some of us leave the house regularly without thinking about it. Others feel some anxiety when going out, especially if we haven’t done so in a while. But at what point does this anxiety tip into agoraphobia? And if we do live with agoraphobia, what could help us to manage it? What Is Agoraphobia? Those…

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Health Anxiety: What It Is And What Might Help?

Many of us worry about our health from time to time and most of us have probably internet-searched a symptom once or twice. But when we have health anxiety, our worries and anxieties around our health can have a significant impact on our life. What Is Health Anxiety? When we live with health anxiety, we…

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Self-Care Vs. Self-Love: What’s The Difference?

Self-Care Vs. Self-Love: What's The Difference?

Self-care and self-love are probably terms that we’ve heard before. But we might not know what they mean in practice. It can also be tricky to untangle self-care from self-love and to work out where one ends and the other begins. What Is Self-Care? Self-care encompasses all the things we do to care for ourselves…

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Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing life back together following a period of depression isn’t always straightforward. There are lots of things to consider and think about. It’s often something we have to work really hard at. The Straightforward Recovery Myth There is a myth that recovery is a smooth, straight line. That all we have to do is take…

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Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Whether we’ve recently been diagnosed or have been living with it for many years; anxiety treatment options can be confusing. Treatments are often described using words or acronyms that we’ve never come across before, so we don’t know what they mean. Perhaps we’ve in therapy for a while but want to know what else we could try….

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Depression, Anxiety, And Memory Loss

Depression, Anxiety And Memory Loss

Memory loss is a symptom of anxiety and depression that we don’t always hear about. Despite this, it can cause significant distress and have a huge impact on our lives. Understanding the link between our mental health and our memory can help us to create strategies that work for us, and to be more compassionate…

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Self-Talk: Why The Words We Use Matter

We all have an internal dialogue – whether we’re aware of it or not. Some of us may be conscious of it as a constant stream. For others, it might seem less often and more ‘remember to put the bins out’ and ‘oh you dingo, why did you drop the toast on the floor?’. Our…

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