Technology used to be thought of as something that was going to make life less stressful. In the fifties and sixties new technology was often promoted as labour saving. Your new washing machine meant an end to laborious hand washing
Stress does something very powerful to our bodies. The process – known usually as the ‘Fight or flight response’ involves a number of elements. First there is the perception of a threat. The most obvious form of threat is a
In my last blog I suggested that one of the biggest causes of stress and anxiety lies in how you are thinking. This needs a bit more exploration… The starting point is a simple, but incredibly important idea – that
Your mind is constantly full of anxious, negative thoughts. You are sleeping much worse than you used to. You find it hard to concentrate and you make silly mistakes. You feel scratchy and irritable most of the time. You feel
Understanding anger isn’t just about triggers. It is also important to look at the basic beliefs you have about yourself.
Consider this scenario. Paul’s daily commute involves a drive to the station. On average this takes him 25 minutes, but on a good day he can do the journey in 15. Often Paul is sensible and he leaves himself enough
A brief snapshot from my recent life. At half term my partner and I took our fourteen year old son up to London for the day. We had a great time to begin with, exploring the magisterial Apple store
The starting point is a simple, but is incredibly important – that how you feel is actually driven by the thoughts that are going through your mind. There is a simple way of demonstrating this. Let’s suppose that two people