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Feeling anxious? 5 ways to soothe yourself

Feeling anxious? 5 ways to soothe yourself

Anxiety and worry can creep up on us at any time of the day or night. It’s a feeling or set of feelings and a perfectly natural reaction to certain situations where you feel apprehension or fear but can become a problem if the feelings won’t go away or if the feelings...

Self-Defeating Behaviours

Self-Defeating Behaviours

Self-defeating behaviors are behaviors used to protect yourself against perceived dangerous situations from the outside world. These behaviors are often not regarded as self-defeating initially, but rather survival mechanisms, and will at one time have been used...

3 simple breathing techniques to calm your body

3 simple breathing techniques to calm your body

While we can't avoid all stressful situations, learning how to trigger your body's relaxation response helps counteract some of the harmful effects of anxiety and stress. Breathing exercises are a simple and quick way to reduce these feelings, give you something to...

The flight/fight response explained

The flight/fight response explained

When you desperately exclaim "I feel so scared" you're not overreacting to a situation or imagining something that isn't there. Scared is exactly how you feel. The physical symptoms such as headaches and other aches and pains, nausea and an upset stomach can...

5 ways to tell if your anxiety is a problem

5 ways to tell if your anxiety is a problem

It is normal for us to feel anxious from time to time. Anxiety is the feeling or set of feelings that we get when we feel apprehension or fear. It is a perfectly natural reaction to situations that can be perceived as threatening or unfamiliar. However, it can become...