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 …

7 Lessons I Have 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 …

Evaluation – Practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness

These were my challenges in March: 1 hour of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) study and/or practice each day. (And putting the techniques into practice throughout my day.) 1 guided meditation or mindfulness exercise each day. How did I do? Both of my challenges were a success! I managed to complete them on most days, and …

March 2019 Challenge – Practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness

My challenges: 1 hour of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) study and/or practice each day. (And putting the techniques into practice throughout my day.) 1 guided meditation or mindfulness exercise each day. Why did I choose these challenges? I had a lot of different ideas for my challenges this month. I chose these because I …

Anticipatory Anxiety, and How to Make it Go Away

This morning I stopped to think about what it is that actually makes me anxious. I realised that when I have an anxiety episode, it’s usually because I am anticipating something particular that might happen, or is almost certainly about to happen. Have you ever noticed that if you stand and wait for your toast …

Neutralising Anxiety Triggers

You might find that you get anxious in certain situations, for example, this year rehearsals have been an anxiety trigger for me. I thought of a way that could help to undo or soften that trigger, and gradually neutralise it, at least to an extent. Do something that is similar to the activity where you …

Tips for Dealing with Pre-Performance Anxiety and Nerves

By performance, I am talking about any situation where you have to ‘perform’ that you are anxious about – this could include a concert, a rehearsal, a sports match, a social occasion, a meeting, a public speech, or anything at all.  I often find that I get more anxious in the lead up to events …