Top Tips for Improving Your Conversation Skills Despite Social Anxiety

Top Tips for Improving Your Conversation Skills Despite Social Anxiety

Conversation skills don’t come naturally to everyone. Some people, including myself, find conversations hard work at times and don’t always know what to say to people. I would class myself as an introvert, and I also experience social anxiety to some degree in many of my social interactions, which doesn’t help! However, I believe that …

What is body neutrality and how can I practice it?

What is Body Neutrality and How Can I Practice It?

Have you stumbled across “body neutrality” while searching for ways to feel more confident about your body? It’s not as well-known as body positivity. But for a lot of people, body positivity just doesn’t sit right. The focus on “loving your body” can feel like too much pressure, when you’ve spent years feeling the exact …

Don't think about problems, think about solutions

Don’t Think About Problems; Think About Solutions

We all encounter problems in our life, whether they are big or small. Do you ever find yourself running a problem or difficulty over and over in your head? I certainly do, and it makes me feel worried and panicky. The more I think about the problem, the worse it seems. I find myself dwelling …

Book Review - The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Book Review – The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Published 2017 by Penguin Random House UK. Paperback, 242 pages. Where did I buy this book? I don’t usually buy physical books new – I either get them in charity shops or buy the digital versions. This was an exception. I saw The Anxiety Solution and two other similar books in The Works, and they were …

Do Acupressure Mats Really Work?

Do Acupressure Mats Really Work?

Last December, I purchased a High Pulse Acupressure Mat. I first learned about acupressure mats from an advert on Facebook, and I had been interested in buying one for a while. They are supposed to have many benefits for physical and mental health. I had been experiencing anxiety so I hoped it would be a …

7 lessons I learned from studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

7 Lessons I Have Learned from Studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Last month, I spent an hour each day studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and putting it into practice in my life. In this post, I want to share with you 7 key lessons I have learned since I began studying CBT. These are ideas, mindsets and techniques that I have found especially helpful to apply …