women with anxiety

How to Properly Get a Hold of Your Anxiety

Did you ever feel shaky, nervous, or on edge and not really know why? You may be suffering with anxiety. Anxiety comes in different forms – i.e. generalised anxiety, health anxiety, and…

grief

The Different Stages of Grief

Outlined in Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s book On death and Dying, there are stages of grief. To begin with, there were five stages of grief, and more recently two more have been added.…

dealing with illness

Death Awareness: The Upside

Most often people experience a wide range of emotions when faced with a diagnosis of illness. Shock, fear, anxiety, panic, sadness, and guilt are some emotions commonly experienced by people being told…

taking risks

Fear: One Way to Challenge Yourself

After speaking to a client who was suffering with anxiety, I reflected on how debilitating anxiety can be. How much control over life do we really have anyway? We may need to…

conflict

Conflict: The Alternative Way to Communicate

Emmy van Deurzen and Claire Arnold Baker (2005) state, “There are human relationships of all different sorts. Relationships can be public or private, friendly or adversarial, supportive or undermining, cooperative or competitive.…

forgiveness

Forgiveness For Yourself and Others

I have heard from many clients that it is a huge task to forgive oneself and to forgive others when mistakes have been made. Many couples’s relationships can break down and often…

man depressed on a bench

Depressed? Listen to Your Body

Freddie Strasser (2005), writes about sadness and depression, “When sadness arrives at an extreme point in one’s life, when life becomes meaningless and there is no hope of regaining one’s self esteem,…

dealing with grief

Coping with Grief

“Grief is something all of us have or will anticipate. It is a painful process that forces us to clarify ourselves, our values, and our relationships. It forces us to confront the…

dealing with work stress

Work Related Stress

Do you find yourself losing concentration in work meetings? Are you more tired than usual? Do you find it difficult to create time for yourself to take breaks? You may be suffering…

assumptions

Can Making Assumptions Trigger Anxiety?

I often work with clients who experience anxiety. I notice that there is a link to anxiety, and the fact that we make comparisons to others.  When we rate ourselves against others,…