All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Anxiety’

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    Christmas Cheer or Anxiety Again?

    Every year psychologists report an increase in people coming to see them. Why is this? My experience tells me that much of the anxiety around the holiday period is self-imposed, with people putting too much pressure on themselves and others. If you feel anxious at …

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  • Anxiety – Friend or Foe

    Anxiety is often a powerful and overwhelming experience that many people think must be negative. How can it be positive when the symptoms include: The reality is that all our reactions have a cause. It is our job to find out what we are reacting …

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  • Anxiety – Does communication alleviate it?

    Anxiety can be debilitating and all-consuming and, in some cases turn into full blown panic attacks. The person seeking relief often calls on a psychologist to alleviate the symptoms; some people want to know the cause of their anxiety and others just want life to …

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  • Communications Skills in the workplace and life

    As a psychologist in the Sydney CBD, many of my clients come to me suffering from stress and anxiety. Whilst the reasons for their distress are as varied as the clients themselves, there is a theme that appears time and time again in both middle …

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  • What Mental Diet Are You On?

    Anxiety is a physical and psychological experience which can rise and cause panic attacks. Because so much is written on it in the popular media, it seems that everyone has become a psychologist and immediately looks for psychological reasons for it. However, whilst self-reflection and …

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  • Fear of Anxiety and What to Do About It?

    The fear of anxiety can be so great for many people that they actually experience anxiety even thinking about it. Anxiety then becomes generalised and the person is unclear exactly what they are anxious about – but know only too well the gnawing unpleasant feeling …

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  • Fear of disappointing others – what causes this?

    Many people experience fear when they anticipate disappointing others. But is ‘disappointing others‘ the driver or is the experience (or anticipation) of the fear/anxiety so great that it just wants to be relieved? What do I mean by this? Imagine a daughter who has been …

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  • Anxiety Attacks and Disorders

    Anxiety attacks or panic attacks are when an individual suffers overwhelming physical, psychological and emotional reactions, often unrelated to any specific situation. The individual is caught in the grip of unbearable worry or fear which is out of proportion to any present threat. Physical reactions …

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  • Stress and Anxiety – Who suffers?

    Stress and anxiety are experiences whereby the individual starts feeling overwhelmed and having too much on their plate or feels ‘put upon by others or their own demands’. Over time, stress builds and a number of debilitating physical and emotional symptoms result. If stress continues …

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  • Solutions to the symptoms of stress and anxiety

    Stress and anxiety are terms often used together but which really represent a continuum which stretches from overwhelm and stress to a more intense sense of worry, fear or panic which the sufferer might be confused about if there is no immediate problem or threat …

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