The Absolute #1 Worst Thing About Social Anxiety

The Absolute #1 Worst Thing About Social Anxiety
What is the worst thing about social anxiety? For anyone that has social anxiety there are probably a number of things that come to mind straight away. Whether it be speaking in public being comparable to skydiving, or the simple act of going out for coffee with a friend bringing on an extreme unsettling feeling. Social anxiety sucks. And that’s putting it nicely. But what’s the absolute #1 worst thing about social anxiety? What comes to mind for you? Considering that social anxiety is basically… Read more »

Hypnosis for Anxiety Relief: 7 Easy Steps for Self-Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Anxiety Relief: 7 Easy Steps for Self-Hypnosis
Using hypnosis for anxiety isn’t a new concept however hypnosis itself is often given a questionable rap. The majority of peoples experience with hypnosis actually stops at having seen it in a movie or television show, where it’s effects are often exaggerated. In the real world however, and in the instance of using hypnosis for anxiety, it’s not going to miraculously cure you of your ailment. It will however see you one step further in the right direction. And the more you practice self… Read more »

Is Your Social Anxiety Ruining Christmas?

Is Your Social Anxiety Ruining Christmas?
Fellow social anxiety sufferers, the holidays are upon us! Christmas for most is a magical time of the year where family and friends get together, exchange gifts and generally enjoy each others company. But for those that suffer from social anxiety disorder, Christmas namely consists of a number of social situations and events that they would like nothing more than to avoid. The holiday season is also a time of year where our emotions of love and joy are heightened – which is great, right? For me.. Not… Read more »

How to Calm Anxiety: Change Your Diet

How to Calm Anxiety: Change Your Diet
Last updated: 13th April 2014 Inline with the natural approach from my article The First Steps, making a few simple changes to your diet can greatly boost your efforts in how to calm stress and anxiety. Today, we’re going to focus on how to calm your anxiety with a healthy diet because studies have shown that having a healthy diet may reduce signs and symptoms of anxiety! Okay.. So food alone won’t necessarily cure an anxiety disorder.. But there are a number of healthy practices you can incorporate… Read more »

The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders
The diagnosis of anxiety actually covers a wide array of types of anxiety disorders. On its own, it is a blanket term used to describe acute stress. It is also used more generally to describe moments when a person is feeling anxious. The truth is, we all experience anxiety at one point or other. In fact, some even go as far as to say that -not- feeling anxious could be a sign of a serious psychological problem! Damned if you do, or don’t – right? In our hazardous world, anxiety is a mechanism our bodies use to help… Read more »

Caffeine and Anxiety: The (Missing) Link

Caffeine and Anxiety: The (Missing) Link
Is there a link between caffeine and anxiety? Does caffeine affect anxiety? Let’s find out! Caffeine plays a huge part in the daily lives of many people. Everyone knows that there’s plenty of caffeine in coffee, right? But did you know that caffeine is in tea as well? It’s also most likely in your afternoon can of soft drink and that piece of chocolate after dinner. You’d probably be surprised as to how many different foods contain caffeine. But can caffeine cause anxiety? Caffeine… Read more »

How to Calm Anxiety: The First Steps

How to Calm Anxiety: The First Steps
Last updated: 14th April 2014 Both anxiety and panic attacks are horrible, debilitating things. The moment you feel it, you want to know immediately how to get rid of the feeling and then obsessively fixate on never ever feeling that way again. Sometimes however it gets to the point where you become afraid of both dying and living at the same time. You start to fear fear itself and are unable to get back on your feet. You’re firmly within anxiety’s grasp and start feeling like the world will never… Read more »

Social Anxiety Quotes: Diary of the Socially Anxious #1

Social Anxiety Quotes: Diary of the Socially Anxious #1
The following anxiety and social anxiety quotes have been sourced from various places around the web. They are all quotes on anxiousness that particularly resonated with me personally as someone who is socially anxious. If you can relate with them, please share! If you would like to add your own quote to the ‘Diary of the Socially Anxious‘ series of social anxiety quotes, please comment below! If you are the author of anything posted and do not wish your work to be published, please let me know.… Read more »

Aromatherapy for Anxiety, 10 of the Best Essential Oils

Aromatherapy for Anxiety, 10 of the Best Essential Oils
Aromatherapy for anxiety relief is something that I have taken quite an interest in recently, though aromatherapy itself has been around since the early 1900’s. It’s considered an alternative medicine and is basically the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in order to achieve a desired effect, be it altering a person’s mind, mood or general well-being. When used correctly aromatherapy supports the mind and body so that a person can better cope with any ailments they… Read more »

Scared of Needles, Overcoming my fear of blood tests

Scared of Needles, Overcoming my fear of blood tests
Scared of needles? How about blood tests? Whilst I have never specifically had a fear of needles (I’m strangely fine with vaccinations and the like) I have always had a fear of blood tests. It’s not like I’m hemophobic (have a phobia of blood) either. I think it’s something to do with the concept of a needle being inserted into the inner of my arm, which is such a sensitive area, that just makes my skin crawl. And it still does to an extent, though after what I went through in my early… Read more »
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