Anxiety, Wellbeing

Health Anxiety: ‘The Worried Well’

What is Health Anxiety? Health Anxiety is a specific form of anxiety related to worries about your own health. It is a preoccupation that we either are seriously ill, or will become seriously ill at some point in the future. It is worth noting, as with my previous post on Anxiety, that some level or… Continue reading Health Anxiety: ‘The Worried Well’

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Wellbeing

Self Esteem: Challenging Your Inner Critic

Having self-esteem is having confidence in our own abilities and values. It means being confident in ourselves, even though we are not perfect, and having faith in who we are and what we are able to do and achieve in life. Having a good sense of self-esteem has been linked to happier relationships, achievement, and… Continue reading Self Esteem: Challenging Your Inner Critic

Anxiety, Wellbeing

PTSD and the Brain: An Overview

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that most people have heard of, even if they don’t know very much about it. It has been in the media very recently, with Ariana Grande informing her fans of her diagnosis on Instagram by posting pictures of her recent brain scans, which is likely linked to the… Continue reading PTSD and the Brain: An Overview

Anxiety, Wellbeing

Anxiety: When Worries Take Over

Anxiety is normal. We all feel anxiety from time to time, and it is essential in our everyday lives to be able to plan for unexpected eventualities by worrying a little bit about the possibilities and how we can overcome them, or reacting to stressful situations and threats with a 'fight or flight' response. However,… Continue reading Anxiety: When Worries Take Over