Learning and anxiety
with Joanna Baker
Anxiety is a huge problem for many young people today, affecting their mental health and ability to learn effectively.
Anxiety and Dealing with Panic Attacks
Anxiety is a gift from nature because it aids survival — none of us would live long if anxiety didn't stop us from taking foolhardy risks! But, like anything else, excessive anxiety can be problematic and become as disabling as any chronic physical illness. Excessive fears and worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress reactions are all forms of out of control anxiety. If you suffer from one of these conditions, or if your days are blighted by continual low-grade anxiety, it can feel as if your life will never be normal again, as if something alien is in control of you.
Eco-anxiety: active solutions
Julia Welstead considers the connection between our mental health and our planet
Don’t Worry, Be Happy… and Overcome Anxiety
Do you think of yourself as an anxious person? This can lead you to think that anxiety is your lot; that there is damn all you can do about it. Well, that isn’t true at all and you are confining yourself to a limiting box if you continue to believe that...
Therapeutic teaching techniques
with Pat Capel
What is 'effective' counselling?
Strong emotions like depression, anxiety and anger are at the root of why so many people seek help from GPs, counsellors, psychotherapists or clinical psychologists. At any one time millions of people in the UK suffer from the negative effects of these emotions.
Blue sky vision
There’s no mystery in the news that the 20th January is labelled Blue Monday and listed among our ever increasing list of mental health awareness days. Our (northern hemisphere) mid-winter holidays and celebrations are over, our loved ones have dispersed back to their own lives, we have spent more money than we should have done, we are back at work, days are short and cold.
Human Givens College update
The development of an autumn programme is also well underway and will be announced shortly. It will initially consist of a variety of weekend courses on key subjects (such as addiction, depression, treating trauma, anxiety disorders, brief therapy skills, psychosis, storytelling and the use of metaphor), as well as some new titles.
7-11 breathing: How does deep breathing make you feel more relaxed?
With mindfulness now all the rage, many online articles are now advocating breathing techniques as a way to lessen anxiety and control stress levels.
Explore our articles and interviews
Ivan Tyrrell warns that hypnosis is a powerful tool that must be used with care, understanding and integrity.
Janice Haddon shows how she has drawn upon the human givens approach to work more creatively with corporate clients.
The essence of what good teachers do is that they enter each pupil's world to discover what they already know, then find ways to connect up new knowledge and/or skills to what already exists in the pupil's mind, thus expanding the learners model of reality.
Denise Winn talks with Professor John Ratey about the brain as a social organ, and the need to be alert early to inept social skills.
When we react excessively to events, major or minor, we may be victims of a primitive survival mechanism gone awry, suggests Joe Griffin. Despite often causing years of distress, it can be treated successfully — and usually remarkably quickly.
Emily Gajewski describes how, as a therapist in private practice, she helped a client overcome the psychotic delusions that were keeping her trapped.
Doris Lessing believes we are all much closer to craziness than we like to believe. In conversations with Ivan Tyrrell she talks about age, breakdowns and the ubiquitous 'self-hater'.
Ivan Tyrrell talks with Daniel Nettle about the far closer than expected connection between psychosis and creative thinking.
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