Causes

Anxiety can be caused by a number of different situations and scenarios, both experienced now and from your past.

Childhood experiences:

There are so many different aspects of childhood that could impact your perception of events that make you feel anxious today. These could be:

  • being bullied or being socially excluded.
  • neglect
  • physical or emotional abuse 
  • losing a parent or loved one

Your current life situation:

Current situations and problems in your life can also trigger anxiety. A few examples might be:

  • lots of change or uncertainty
  • burnout or build-up of stress
  • money problems
  • feeling lonely or isolated
  • being abused, bullied or harassed.
  • relationships issues

Ongoing mental health or physical issues:

Diagnosed mental health problems such as PTSD, depression and Bipolar can often be associated with feelings of anxiety.

Physical health problems such as living with a chronic illness or condition, pre or post operation or living in a life-threatening can be huge triggers of anxiety.

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