Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety can play havoc with your body. You may get feelings such as

  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • feeling restless
  • felling you have a knot in your stomach
  • feeling light headed
  • faster breathing
  • a thumping heartbeat
  • sleep problems
  • sweating
  • changes in your sex drive
  • needing the toilet more or less often

Anxiety can also affect your mind:

  • worrying a lot about things that might happen in the future
  • worrying that events from your past might return in the future
  • having a sense of dread, or fearing the worst
  • feeling tense, nervous
  • unable to relax
  • feeling like you can’t stop worrying, or that bad things will happen if you stop worrying
  • worrying about anxiety itself
  • low mood and sometimes depression
  • depersonalisation, which is a type of dissociation where you feel disconnected from your mind or body
  • rumination, which is replaying bad experiences over and over in your mind

Other Resources

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? The first thing that a lot of people think of is someone doing a Yoga position making that cliche “hmmmm” noise…it’s doesn’t have to be anything like that. Mindfulness is about being aware (or as aware as you can be) of the feelings and sensations going on within and around you in

Meditation videos

If you fancy listening to examples of meditations, check out these great videos. Anxiety – 10 minutes Depression – 10 minutes Sleep – 1 hour Learn to let go – 35 minutes Confidence – 27 minutes Self Image and Self Esteem – 11 minutes Detach from Overthinking – 42 minutes

How to Meditate

Like any skill, meditation takes practice.  Below are a few steps you can take to begin a meditation. Set a timer and give it a go!  1) Find a place where you can sit quietly and undisturbed. Keep your posture upright.  2) Set a time limit. If this is your first time, try 5 –

Why Meditate

Why Meditate? Research has shown that meditation can have both physiological and psychological effects.  While researchers do not yet fully understand how meditation works, the benefits are clear.  Positive physiological effects include: a lowered state of physical arousal reduced respiration rate decreased heart rate reduced physiological indicators of stress Some psychological and emotional benefits can

Meditation Definition

Definition Meditation is a practice in which a person uses techniques such as mindfulness, to encourage a state of awareness and focussed attention. This can help achieve a state of mental and emotional calm and stability.  Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the here and now, and have your full attention on what