Escaping the Anxious Prison.

As we have seen previously, the brain is constantly working to keep you safe from danger and harm; this is great up until the point when the anxiety is so bad that the brain goes into safety overdrive and your feel paralysed; it is as if your brain has built a prison to keep youContinue reading “Escaping the Anxious Prison.”

Shall I Compare Me to a Shark?

As I mentioned in my last blog I have started an introductory course in counselling; during the introductions we were asked to say which animal we were most like, and then yesterday we had to talk about that while another person listened. I had really struggled to decide which animal I think am like, andContinue reading “Shall I Compare Me to a Shark?”

Back to School – Introduction to Counselling, Level 2

I left school when I was 17; I had finished my A-Levels and couldn’t get out of the place quick enough. It is safe to say that I hated school, or maybe I should say my school; it was fine if you were one of the smart ones or really good at sports, but ifContinue reading “Back to School – Introduction to Counselling, Level 2”

The Isolation of Anxiety & Depression

One of my main anxious fears is being around people, and talking to people.  When I first had my breakdown I struggled to leave home and could not walk up the local high road without feeling anxious; my body would be tense, I would look down at the pavement, and move quickly, just to tryContinue reading “The Isolation of Anxiety & Depression”