The Chaos Train

An article by Eliza Burdon. I had a client recently (Eliza) who started to talk about the experience of panic as a seemingly uncontrollable journey. I liked that idea very much and we started to call it The Chaos Train. I asked her to write an article about it as it seemed such a useful …

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How to improve your flexibility and resilience

Have you ever wondered how to improve your flexibility? What does flexibility mean? I’m not just talking about physical flexibility but your emotional and cognitive flexibility too. I believe you should work on building your flexibility and resilience before you really need them and here’s a good illustration of why. Amy Purdy wanted to escape, see …

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What is quality of life and how do I get it?

What is quality of life? Do you ever take time to ponder those big seemingly unanswerable questions? When we’re busy, working hard and getting on with our lives it’s very easy to become immersed in the process of life as it is lived. But the question is; does this automatically lead to the quality of …

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Why you should take more care of yourself

If you don’t take care of yourself you may find you are uncared for!  Self Care Looking after yourself is not a sin and it is not being selfish nor is it making yourself more important than the people you love and care about. Self care is simply taking what you need so you can continue to …

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Attacking anxiety and depression: Correcting faulty thinking part 5

Conclusion Jumping This is the final article in our attacking anxiety and depression: correcting faulty thinking series which has so far looked at how the brain works and thinking develops, how and why your brain makes errors and the consequences of faulty thinking, and how the depressed brain makes more errors than normal. Any time you draw a …

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Attacking anxiety and depression: Correcting faulty thinking part 4

The depressed brain makes more errors The attacking anxiety and depression: correcting faulty thinking series has so far looked at how the brain works and thinking develops, how and why your brain makes errors and the consequences of faulty thinking. In part four we’re going to look at how the depressed brain makes more errors than normal. Much …

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Attacking anxiety and depression: Correcting faulty thinking part 3

The consequences of faulty thinking So far in the attacking anxiety and depression: correcting faulty thinking series we’ve looked at how the brain works and thinking develops and how and why your brain makes errors. In part three I’d like to focus on the consequences of faulty thinking – how this affects you. Attacking anxiety …

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Attacking anxiety and depression: Correcting faulty thinking part 2

Brain Processing Errors In part one of attacking anxiety and depression: correcting faulty thinking I talked to you a little about how your brain works so that you could understand how thinking develops. In part two I’d like to tell about how and why your brain makes errors and what that means for your mental …

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Attacking anxiety and depression: Correcting faulty thinking

When we’re looking at attacking anxiety and depression we need to focus on correcting our faulty thinking. To do that it’s useful to understand firstly, how your brain works and thinking develops. Your brain fulfills a huge number of functions that are necessary for life. The majority of these functions are out of your conscious awareness; such …

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