As anxiety sufferers, it is easy to be busy without being productive. In fact, many of us find ourselves so busy that we are unable to be productive. This is not a coincidence. When we find ourselves with anxiety-provoking high resistance tasks to complete, we make ourselves busy. Or we use busyness to distract ourselves from anxiety. In this episode, we will look at some strategies for making ourselves productive, rather than busy.
Published: 14 March 2017. Length: 09:47.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments we have for anxiety. However, it does not work for everyone. If you find yourself in this situation, what do you do then? In this episode, we will explore some of the options. These including counselling, mindfulness, acceptance, lifestyle and medication, as well as ways to get more out of CBT itself.
Published: 28 February 2017. Length: 15:31.
One of the key components of a relationship with a therapist is the relationship that you build with them. This is built from mutual understanding and trust. It is this relationship that allows the whole system to function, and to allow you to improve your mental health. This podcast is not therapy. But we are talking about mental health, and the same rules still apply: if you are on a different wavelength to us, we are going to struggle to connect.
But how do you know what we believe? To make that clear, we have written a manifesto. It is a five-point plan, setting out what we think about anxiety. In this episode, I will discuss each of the five points and what they mean. You can read the full manifesto on our website.
Published: 2 January 2017. Length: 10:08.
When we think about thoughts and feelings, what comes first? The intuitive way round is that our thoughts come first, and these power our feelings. But is this view correct? And if not, what implications does this have for managing anxiety? In this episode we will look at all of these questions, and apply it to some real-world examples.
Published: 20 December 2016. Length: 10:42.
What if I told you that you could reduce the amount of chocolate you eat, while actually increasing the pleasure you get from it? It is totally possible and in this episode, I will give you two techniques for doing it. One is a cognitive behavioural style technique and the other is using mindfulness to enjoy we really enjoy every calorie.
Published: 12 December 2016. Length: 12:43.
Did you know what the most important part of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) happens outside of the therapy sessions? Many people do not get on with CBT simply because this is not properly explained to them. In this lesson we will look at how we, as service users, can get the most out of our therapy.
Published: 29 November 2016. Length: 9:54.
Ever wake up and think to yourself "uugh, I REALLY do not want to go outside today"? In this episode, I will teach you how to use CBT-style techniques to overcome these feelings.
Published: 22 November 2016. Length: 14:01.
If you are in the northern hemisphere, November is a time of year when the weather gets colder and the nights get longer. How to do we keep our mood up? Here are seven highly-actionable ideas.
Published: 13 November 2016. Length: 16:52.