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A Simple Way to Reduce Social Anxiety
22nd January, 2016

A Simple Way to Reduce Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is like the ‘friend’ who shows up at the worst time – every time – gives you a squeezy, suffocating embrace and promises to stay by your side, warn you about everything, and keep you safe (read, ‘keep you all to itself’). Just in case you think this time might be different, the chatter sets in, ‘You know everyone is looking at you, right?’ ‘Have you thought about what they’re thinking of you?’ ‘What if you can’t find the words – or worse, what if say completely the wrong thing?’ ‘Is it just me or are you sweating – I’m pretty sure people can tell. And is your face glowing red?’ It’s relentless and it’s exhausting.

Dealing with Social Anxiety: How to Rise and Shine
16th September, 2015

Dealing With Social Anxiety: How to Rise and Shine

Most of us have experienced some sort of anxiety in a social setting. Meeting someone’s parents, a job interview, giving a speech, a party, a dinner – who hasn’t been there? Sometimes though, the feelings that come about are intense and unbearable, and the overwhelming temptation is to jet yourself well away from wherever the action is.

Managing Anxiety: 8 Proven Ways
1st December, 2014

Managing Anxiety: 8 Proven Ways

Exams, traffic, an argument or a deadline are all enough to trigger a ‘fight or flight’ response, sending stress hormones and adrenalin surging through our body. Sometimes, the body’s fight or flight response can be supersensitive, pressing go on the surge when there’s no real threat. The message to surge comes from the amygdala, a part of the brain that’s been in charge of fight or flight for thousands of years. It’s brilliant at its job, but sometimes it works a little too hard.

















Hey Warrior - A book about anxiety in children.








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When anxiety is driving behaviour, it’s importan When anxiety is driving behaviour, it’s important to treat the behaviour as anxiety rather than bad behaviour. Any shame kids might feel for their behaviour will only drive their anxiety harder – they want to do the right thing and they don’t want to disappoint you.
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This isn’t intended to give them a free pass. They still need to know where the limits are, and they still need to feel the edges of those limits, but it’s important to do this gently and by giving them the information and strategies they need to make better choices. They want to do the right thing, but as with all of us, sometimes this can take a little wisdom and a lot of practice.
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 #childanxiety #anxietyinchildren #anxietyawareness #mentalwellness #parentingadvice #childdevelopment #anxietyrelief #parenthood #parentingtip #parenting #anxiety #parentingtips #anxietysupport #positiveparenting #motherhoodcommunity #mentalhealth #heyawesome #heysigmund #heywarrior

When anxiety is driving behaviour, it’s important to treat the behaviour as anxiety rather than bad behaviour. Any shame kids might feel for their behaviour will only drive their anxiety harder – they want to do the right thing and they don’t want to disappoint you.
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This isn’t intended to give them a free pass. They still need to know where the limits are, and they still need to feel the edges of those limits, but it’s important to do this gently and by giving them the information and strategies they need to make better choices. They want to do the right thing, but as with all of us, sometimes this can take a little wisdom and a lot of practice.
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#childanxiety #anxietyinchildren #anxietyawareness #mentalwellness #parentingadvice #childdevelopment #anxietyrelief #parenthood #parentingtip #parenting #anxiety #parentingtips #anxietysupport #positiveparenting #motherhoodcommunity #mentalhealth #heyawesome #heysigmund #heywarrior
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