Does your anxiety come out of nowhere sometimes!?
✨ Ugh it can feel so frustrating right?
✨ The first step in anxiety healing is becoming more aware of what your triggers are!
✨ Triggers can include people, health, places, songs, social situations, transportation, and so much more!
✨ What are your anxiety triggers?
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Are you one of those people that struggle expressing how you feel?
Do you avoid experiencing emotions and suppress them?
Are you still grieving a historical loss due to being in denial? —————————————————————————— Suppressing your emotions and talking about your mental health can have a detrimental effect on your psychological wellbeing and physical health.
Avoiding expressing your feelings can heighten and exacerbate your current difficulties whilst causing you have outbursts due to unresolved conflicts . —————————————————————————— Speaking about your emotions can be cathartic ,increase you self awareness, emotional intelligence ,productivity and reduce your stress levels
How often do you talk about things that are bothering you?
I know that many people suppress their emotions as I see them daily in my clinical practice.
Everyday isn't going to be great, some days are gonna leave you drained and hurting, and that's okay. Do your best to get through those days and know #itsokaynottobeokay
Social media can be so toxic when all you see is the highlights from other people's lives. Part of opening up the conversation and breaking the stigma around mental health is being okay with some of our lower moments and sharing our real selves. Well this is the real me on a day where life isn't all sunshine and rainbows, and that's okay. Going forward I want to be more real with you guys and not just show positive moments on here, but also some struggles because we all have times we struggle and it's time to break the stigma. No one is perfect, we all have quirks, ups and downs, and that's what makes us all unique and we should celebrate that.
One of my goals is to build a community of current & former anxiety sufferers to help each other and encourage each other. In my opinion, a major issue that people with anxiety are faced with is that none of their friends & family understand what they are going through and they are scared to talk about it with non-anxiety sufferers because they just don’t understand. Panic attacks and anxiety are one of the rare things that you have to feel and experience to truly understand it. So this community will be a safe place where you can open up and feel understood and build great relationship combined with a TON of support to help you achieve anxiety freedom EVEN FASTER!
I have been counting the days since I last saw you, since I last heard you laugh.
It's been over a month now.
I haven't seen any photos of you since, I dont know what you're doing or how you are progressing.
It's the worst to be a mother and not know anything that is happening with your child when you have a legal right to know.
I cry so much every day because I miss you.
This world is cruel and unfair and I just miss my baby.
I get so much hate for being sick but I am also getting so much love. But I dont have control over seeing you my sweet Azure and I hate that.
I'm just a mum who wants to see her baby in amongst all the hate in this world I want the see the one thing is this world that gives me the courage to carry on each day.
I LOVE the energy of spring. It pushes us forward and asks us to grow. But in order to make space for new ways of thinking, new behavior patterns, and new inspiring and creative ideas, we have to let the old stuff go.
That’s why I created this 7-Minute Guided Breathwork Meditation video...so you can jump into spring by breathing out the old and breathing in the new. The video is live (via link in bio) just in time for the first day of spring + full moon on Wednesday. Enjoy!
This is just a sampling of the powerful breathwork modality that I offer. A full session is 90 minutes and includes 30-35 minutes of active breath and 10-15 minutes of integration.
Thanks to @miafreedman for inviting me to be part of the No Filter podcast, talking about anxiety awareness, reducing the stigma around mental health and strategies for treating anxiety. Thank you for helping to spread the word that no one should suffer in silence.
Podcast coming soon so stayed tuned! #anxietyawareness#nofilter
1001 hour ago
“We are all beautiful, unique, struggling, glorious individuals. And when I communicate – in person or on the Internet – I try to take in the being I’m speaking with or reading about for who they are. I’m not going to project my own experiences on them, judge or offer advice like I know better, or give them any reason to think I doubt the severity of what they’re going through. These ‘invisible illnesses’ often make the bearer doubt themselves constantly; we doubt our symptoms, our treatment, our reliance on drugs, and the effect of our action or inaction on others. We judge ourselves for not getting better. I never want to be the one to make another feel less than, or like they are not the only one who should be making choices for their lives or bodies. Inclusion. Compassion. Support.” - @wordsfoodart 📸: @hannaagarphotography
6021 hour ago
I want to be able to laugh at the future.
We’re in a season of so many big “problems” and this afternoon that piece of a verse from Proverbs 31 popped into my mind: “She laughs at the future.” My husbands faith has him excited at the future. He sees it differently. Perhaps he sees more.
But I see problems.
I am scared at the size of the questions. They’re God-sized, and honestly my husband and I have experienced God differently.
It’s so hard for me to trust Him. My mind remembers being disappointed by His plan for my life before, but my Spirit urges me to look around saying, “See what He’s done? He has you.” New baby, new home, new bills, new debt, old car, new questions... Everyday something is added.
But with this new life growing in my belly there’s a new pulse in me that says, “I don’t want to give in to that negativity.” Something about having a baby in you makes you hyper-aware of your thought life and emotions. They’re not just affecting you, after all, and I want to give this baby more than a fighting chance against despair. “She laughs at the future.” How does a wife and mama do that?
I went and pulled up the entire chapter to try and see. This woman is capable, energetic and strong, humble enough to make her own bed, but dignified to dress in the finest clothes. She raises up her husband and children, awake before dawn, stays up late into the night...I’m reading and reading and making a mental list of all the necessary improvements, but wait.
Tucked in at the very end is the answer behind the answer. “Charm is deceptive and beauty does not last, but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” What power does she have to do all those things anyway? The fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord.
I fear the Lord, therefore I laugh at the future.
I fear the Lord meaning I know and I’m gonna repeat and repeat and repeat that He holds my life in his hands. That every breath and provision is GIVEN. What shall I fear?
I can laugh. #wellwateredwomen#proverbs31#selftalk#positivity#fear#anxiety#anxietyawareness#hope#fearless#portrait#portraitmode#iphonex
1901 hour ago
Anybody that knows me will know that I’m a confident, funny, loving and loyal guy. Anybody that really knows me will know that a couple of weeks ago I got diagnosed with aload of anxiety issues. For years and years throughout my military and social life I’ve constantly had a thousand and one questions, worries and judgements going around in my head, constantly arguing and battling it out with your own conscience over everything in life, work, relationships or even just simple things like reading a food menu! •
• “What if I can’t do that” • “Why even try, it won’t work out”
• “Your overthinking things! “ • “Your not good enough for her”
Eventually it just gets to a point where your hearts beating out of your chest, your absolutely numb with poisonous thoughts , the confidence you usually had is lost. You put your body on auto pilot while you get lost in your own worries and thoughts every day battling it out. Before your eventually left sat in absolute silence locked away because you can’t handle the sound of a television or music, or even just speaking to somebody as-well as the million and one thoughts in your head or turn to drink etc! •
It’s taken me many of years of struggling with so many depressing thoughts, self doubt and nights with myself saying “you’ll be fine your just overthinking” “stop being a fanny!” “your a paranoid freak” and the loss of a really really important amazing women who quite frankly deserved better, to actually go and speak to somebody about it without avoiding being labelled less of a man or less normal! When in reality anxiety is more common than we would all like to think and I really do feel for anybody else going through the same stuff because it’s stupidly hard day in day out! #anxietyawareness#anxiety#mensmentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness
1641 hour ago
yall can straight m i s s me with that winter love 💁🏼♀️
spring is here and I am so energized!!
I am definitely still in the middle of some deep talks with my Brain on this #mentalhealthmonday , and the two of us are still figuring out a lot. but luckily, people have shown up for me and shown me grace while we figure out what the next step is. for a long time I felt isolated, and now I realize that a lot of that was because of my own fear to reach out to the people I know. in my last post, I shouted out to a fren who really helped break that barrier down for me. I’m incredibly grateful that we got close, even if it was under sadder circumstances. but he also gave me the opportunity to myself as a support beam, which gave me the courage to show more love to the people around me who I knew were hurting. and my community has grown exponentially (yall my phone is constantly going off!!)
my partner taught me to envision the future, instead of counting on my death. and now, I’ve laid enough foundation with the help of so many friends, near and far, that I am excited to harvest the fruits of our love labors.
1511 hour ago
Health Anxiety (or Generalized Anxiety Disorder) Treatments 💊🛋💬🧠🍎🧘🏻♂️🌿
I get this question a lot, so here they are (and how they helped me RISE). 🌄
1️⃣ Medication. Meds didn’t help me, I helped me. For some, they may help mask symptoms (at a huge cost) but they do nothing to address the cause. I stopped taking them, and feel better than ever. If you take meds, I support you - but aim to help you build skills, self-efficacy and confidence to adopt a natural lifestyle when you’re ready.
2️⃣ Counselling. Too often, counselling’s focus is on your anxiety, and past - keeping you stuck, reinforcing your victim’s mentality. Complete and lasting recovery requires a hero’s mentality, with 100% focus on taking positive action RIGHT NOW.
3️⃣ Lifestyle. I didn’t appreciate how much it affects anxiety until I began making positive changes to my diet, exercise, sleep, career, leisure, language, relationships, mindset and more. It’s key to the healthy life, free of anxiety I enjoy today, and a huge focus with students. 🔑
4️⃣ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Thoughts and emotions directly influence behaviour, and CBT teaches you how to modify negative ones to make them positive! Huge, and I teach CBT’s strategies to all my students. 🔑
5️⃣ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Unlike CBT, ACT aims to reduce emphasis on thoughts, making room for them in your experience so you can let go of things you cannot change, without them taking you for a ride. 🔑
6️⃣ Systematic Desensitization (SD). if you always run away from the dog, you’ll always fear the dog - and SD helps you flip the script, with a planned, practiced process of exposure to your irrational fears (or phobias). 🔑
7️⃣ CBD. A new and “growing” option 🤣 A potential natural substitute for meds, it may be harmful to your body. I haven’t used it, but know people who have. Some benefit, but like meds, it’s not a cure for anxiety.
🌟 I credit my recovery to taking a HOLISTIC, action-based approach, integrating the best of the above to improve every aspect of my life so I can RISE. 🌄
It’s PROVEN, and exactly what I use with all my students. 📈🙌🏼
What’s worked for you? Share your experience. 💚
1541 hour ago
Amazing views to end a great long weekend. There is beauty everywhere. Sometimes it's just easier to see than others.
I'm setting myself a challenge this week of finding something good in everyday no matter how hard my days are.
4471 hour ago
they caught us
3811 hour ago
I saw this earlier and loved it because it’s so true, why is speaking to a cactus easier that a person? 🌵
We’ve been taught from a young age that ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’. Given recent events in the news I think this sentiment is even more important. Whether it’s a personal battle or a community devastation, kindness has never been more important!
We all have a spare minute in our day to check in with someone and it could be that one minute that makes the biggest impact. Ask how their evening was, make them a cup of tea, say you look great. No one will get annoyed at you for doing or saying something nice and if they do, they’re probably the ones who need it most! .
It’s also become evident that often people who seem they’re ‘fine’ and have it all going for them are really far from it. Never assume and always spread love!
It could be to help you, a friend or the lady in the corner shop. Talking is a lifeline. Use the magic of words to help yourself and others ✌🏻
1121 hour ago
throwin’ it back
1631 hour ago
You can become free from anxiety with the power of nature. Natural solutions have been shown time and time again to work as well as pharmaceutical options, but WITHOUT the risk of addiction or the frustration of dealing with side-effects. You deserve anxiety freedom!
#anxiety - Evening all, I hope you had a fantastic start to the week.. but to all those that didn’t, don’t worry today was only the beginning 💞 I’ve not been feeling the greatest the past week or so with my anxiety, but that’s ok. Some weeks I find harder than others, but thanks to some home remedies I have I can most of the time get in control of any flare ups quickly. Some little things I do and use are as follows;
🌸Diffuser with few drops of lavender essential oil. 🌼Talking to the people around me, as soon as I tell either my mum or Jayon I feel a weight lifted.. my motto always, a problem shared is a problem halved. .
🌸Aromatherapy roller ball on the go - I got mine from boots and they are great for on the go and when you need a little calmness. I just put mine on my temples and wrists. Each scent has a different use.
🌼I also practice some techniques which CBT taught me. Questioning myself, why am I panicking? What is the worst thing that can happen right now? Etc.. .
🌸Before bed I swear by a bubble bath with a few drops of lavender essential oil. 🌼Lastly pillow spray!! .
If your suffering with any symptoms of anxiety I would highly recommend going to see your GP.. they often suggest Cognitive behavioural therapy. This is such a great way of acknowledging the things that make you anxious, identifying that actually I may need some support, and finding some ways of coping with these symptoms. I’ve learnt since attending my sessions that although I have found some great ways to manage my physical symptoms of anxiety flare ups will always come and go.. but with each flare up I get stronger thanks to the little remedies I practice.
Wishing you all a wonderful week 💫
6342 hours ago
The satisfaction of having an organised, tidy sink area 🥰
For anyone that hasn't got a big sink area I'd recommend this sink caddy from @ebay_uk
Only £7.89!!! It has a removable bottom base that can collect the drained water so it can sit nicely on a side without soaking the worktops. Has a sponge holder with drainage holes that is removable and two ring holders either side so you don't lose your beloved rings when washing up.
Only a quick drawing but I call this one Rumination. I've been very up and down with my mental health lately it's been messing with my motivation. I have been ruminating a lot, I get stuck in loops that can last week's of just replaying the same events in my head.
Today, I felt anxiety race right through the red light and crash straight into my chest, no warning, no amber light telling me it was approaching, nothing. My teething 1 year old has cried for what feels like weeks and my threenager has done the exact opposite of everything I have asked and those feelings, that I hoped I'd never feel again, were there. •
And it frightened me. •
I felt wave after wave of fear. Am I back in the fog of PND? Do I have the vacant look all over again? Why do I feel dissociated? Has anxiety clawed its way back? Am I losing myself all over again? •
But, the answer is no. I just need some quiet, some peace and to show myself some kindness and care. I need to turn down the volume of traffic and allow the congestion that has subconsciously built up inside to filter through. I need to be patient and allow it all to decongest. •
Right now, it feels like I'll always fear the traffic jam that prevented me from being where I wanted to be. It kept me at a standstill for, what felt like, a really long time and over the past year, I've become really mindful of my limits and when my mind and body tell me to pause and to sit, I try to listen. •
So, tonight I'll be switching off, I'll be reading and I'll be really mindful that while similar feelings may swerve in and out of my lane, I'm in a whole other car, on a whole other motorway than the one that delayed me previously. •
"You don't have to say sorry for how you laugh, how you dress, how you make your hair, how you do your makeup, how you speak. You don't have to be sorry for being yourself. Do it fearlessly. It's time to accept: this is you, and you gotta spend the rest of your life with you. So start loving your sarcasm, your awkwardness, your weirdness, your peculiar habits, your unique sense of humor, your voice, your talents, your everything. It will make your life so much easier to simply be yourself"~ Teja Amoori
Hello everyone, my name is Cecilia and I would just like to introduce myself :) I am a 6 year old Tabby who loves catnip and adventuring! My intention is to help spread awareness of anxiety and help everyone suffering from it. Everyday I am slowly coming out of my shell thanks to my parents. My very first owner was an elderly women who unfortunately passed away; When I got a new home I was abused and then turned into a shelter called @theleisurecatanimalrescue . After some months in the shelter, the shelter found me a wonderful home with my wonderful parents and I’ve never been happier :) #adoptdontshop#sheltercat#tabbycat#explorepage#followｍe#bringlovehome#anxietyawareness
This is anxiety. This is depression. This is feeling insecure. This is feeling unworthy. This is feeling alone.
Social media is setting the bar far too high for people these days. Life isn’t about the money or house or possessions. It’s about making memories with your loved ones. Making each other smile. And I feel, most importantly... building each other up instead of knocking each other down! Kindness is free and it’s good for the soul!
Let’s not let another man, woman or child feel they have no where else to turn to! My inbox is forever open to ANYONE who needs to talk, don’t let yourself feel there isn’t another option 💚💚 #mentalhealthawareness#anxietyawareness#suicideawareness#RIP
“Her name was Magenta”, prints available on my website. Link in bio.
1212 hours ago
What does it mean to gain “freedom from anxiety?”
Well, it does not mean you will never feel fear again.
All emotions are here to serve you and guide you to a better life. And fear is no exception.
Fear makes you look both ways before you cross the street.
Fear gives you those creepy sensations to let you know when you’re around someone shady.
So we are not here to numb ourself to this natural and important emotional experience.
That is not true freedom.
True freedom from anxiety means being able to make your fear work for you, not against you.
It means recognizing when you’re operating from a place of fear, and knowing how to work with and transform that energy…so that it empowers you rather than paralyzes you.
It means being able to learn from your fear.
It means being able to soothe your fear with a much more powerful force inside you: love.
Freedom is about you being in control of your experience.
And that is exactly what I show you how to do in the Freedom From Anxiety program.
This program will change your life because it changes your relationship to fear.
It liberates you from negative thinking and victimhood.
It puts you back in the drivers seat of your own life.
And it gives you freedom to be your real self.
If that’s the kind of transformation you need, then come join us in Freedom From Anxiety ASAP.
The world is waiting for your liberation, gorgeous.
Come join us today: Link in Bio
Today’s self care was not answering my phone to people I didn’t want to talk to 🤷♀️ going to the gym to train with my friend 🥰 and it will be going to bed very early 😴.. it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks just do you ❤️ #selfcare#anxietyawareness#justdoyou
10523 hours ago
In spite of what many think, #anxiety is not something you cannot control. It is merely a sign no one showed you how to support, soothe and shift your thinking in moments of worry or fear.
My holistic guidance to you is simply this: Find activities and make lifestyle adjustments to DO things that require your body to slow down. This is what I recommend for clients of mine. In adjusting the physical body to slow, the mind will follow. .
That’s a tip you can apply today but if you are struggling with anxiety of any kind I do strongly suggest ( being someone myself who used to be medicated for severe anxiety and now do not take meds or experience it), find a professional to guide, support and help you understand your emotions and thinking. I do do this work with clients so yes you may hire me or someone local that you trust that will not tell you they will change it for you because that’s the issue. Those who struggle with anxiety are lacking their own tools. They don’t need somebody to do it for them, they need somebody to support them in learning how to do it for themselves.
And when I say that what I mean is they need to learn the tools to comfort and soothe themselves. They most likely grew up in environments of codependency and anxiety was triggered by trauma which can simply classify as a sudden death, being yelled that as a child or any type of unexpected circumstance. Which quite frankly we’ve all experienced trauma of many kinds in our life.
Your anxiety is you feeling out of control with your thoughts and emotions because nobody taught or showed you how to self-soothe. DM me if you’d like to know how I help or simply click the link in my bio and book a single session to talk it through. 🙏
The New York Times recently covered the many studies that continue to show clutter is connected to anxiety and can even cause anxiety. Think about the space that is cluttered in your home that you want to avoid it because it makes anxious, upset, or uncomfortable since it is messy or cluttered.
TREATMENT: ANXIOUS KIDS -- "Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow." -- Swedish Proverb.
Being a parent of an anxious child can be emotionally difficult & time consuming. It is hard to see a child struggling with worry, phobias or fears. Especially if they are missing out on positive life experiences, social interactions or new learning opportunities.
A wonderful program available through Macquarie University is "The Cool Kids" program. Some schools have workshops, as well as some private Child Psychologists. The Cool Kids program is a structured, skills-based program that teaches children (including teenagers) and their parent(s) how to better manage a child’s anxiety. It involves the participation of the youth and their parent(s), and focuses on teaching clear and practical skills.
If your child has anxiety, there is more info here: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-services-and-facilities/hospital-and-clinics/centre-for-emotional-health-clinic/programs-for-children-and-teenagers/expandable-information/cool-kids-program
Photo: pondering Abu Simbel with my daughter. Both of us love ancient history, so it was a bonding moment.