Anxiety 2 Confidence podcast
Tips for coping with crisis PLUS a campfire meditation

Tips for coping with crisis PLUS a campfire meditation

September 25, 2020

In this episode I am answering a question around tips for coping with crisis moments when dealing with anxiety.

I cover a couple of different breathing techniques and for the first time, I have included a guided meditation for you to have a go at!!

This campfire meditation is a personal favorite so let me know how you get on and if you would like more guided meditations included in episodes :)

You can find more information about how I work with anxiety here: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/

And you can email questions to be answered on the podcast to siobhan@ymyb.co.uk

 

What is “mind over matter” and is it a good idea?

What is “mind over matter” and is it a good idea?

September 18, 2020

I was inspired to write this blog because of a really interesting conversation I had with another healthcare professional in relation to my marathon training at the moment.

During the conversation I said quite flippantly that the training was just mind over matter and as I have learnt many ways of controlling my mind over the years, I’m pretty sure I would be fine.

Later during a half marathon, I had quite a lot of time (I’m not a very fast runner) to think about this statement and consider what does it really mean and Is it in fact a good idea?

If you would like to support my Virtual London Marathon effort in support of an amazing charity then please head here for more info: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SiobhanBooth

Typical behaviours of people with low self-confidence

Typical behaviours of people with low self-confidence

September 11, 2020

Low self-confidence? find out if any of these behaviours describe you.

In this episode I talk about how people with low self-confidence tend to act and think and how this can impact their confidence even more.

I also have some suggestions as to how you can start making changes to improve your confidence.

You can find out more and download the free exercise mentioned in the episode at: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/

Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn, how does your anxiety show itself?

Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn, how does your anxiety show itself?

September 4, 2020

Most people have heard of the fight or flight response, it happens every time we think we are in danger. 

Many people have not heard of the freeze or fawn responses to anxiety, even though the fawn response is the most common one that I see in clinic.

In this episode I go through how each of these responses make us behave in response to our anxiety so that you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your reactions to anxiety.

If you need any further support then head to https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/ for more information on how I can help and for ways to get in contact with me.

6 tips for managing anxiety as we get back to “normal”

6 tips for managing anxiety as we get back to “normal”

August 28, 2020

I have had a lot of clients and friends talk to me recently about feeling even more anxious as we go back to normal than they did at the start of lockdown.

As I write this in the UK, we are coming out of a nationwide lockdown in a series of steps. This means that the government rules and guidelines are changing regularly and as science is reviewed and tested, scientific recommendations are changing also.

In this episode I share my 6 top tips for how to manage your anxiety through the return to "normal"

For more information head to: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/

How to overcome the anxiety around public speaking

How to overcome the anxiety around public speaking

July 17, 2020

In this episode I am talking about how to overcome the anxiety around public speaking.

As someone who has never been a natural speaker, I fully understand how terrifying the idea can be!! Thanks to my own work with CBT and hypnotherapy I was able to enjoy public speaking and talk at summits, work conferences and run my own workshops.

Here I talk through some of the techniques that have worked well for me and the clients I have worked with over the years.

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Managing negative thoughts without engaging in “toxic positivity”

Managing negative thoughts without engaging in “toxic positivity”

July 10, 2020

In this episode you can find out how "normal" negative thinking really is and what you can do about it!

I also discuss "toxic positivity" and how you can avoid it while managing your negative thoughts.

For more information and to find out what negative thoughts are holding you back head to: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/

“Active ingredients” for preventing and treating anxiety and depression

“Active ingredients” for preventing and treating anxiety and depression

July 3, 2020

This episode was informed by a talk at the 2020 British Psychological Society online conference titled:

 

Keynote:
A world in which no one is held back by mental health problems: how Wellcome Trust is taking a radical new approach to addressing anxiety and depression in young people
Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE
Head of the Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome Trust

In it I cover the key ingredients of mental health wellness as defined by the wellcome trust so that you can consider which of these could have an impact on improving your mental health.

What causes anxiety?

What causes anxiety?

June 26, 2020

When we experience the symptoms of anxiety such as the heart racing or feeling sweaty and shaky we are actually experiencing our bodily response to fear.

Our fear response comes about because our brains have evolved to keep us alive for as long as possible, his means that it Is hard wires to fear things that threaten our lives.

What can happen in people with anxiety is that the fear response doesn’t only react to life threatening situations, it starts to respond to situations where death is very unlikely.

An example of this is fear of flying, statistically the risk of death is low but people with a fear of flying experience sometimes very extreme symptoms when faced with even the thought of flying.

Find out in this episode what makes our fear response react to non-life threatening situations and what you can do to manage your anxiety.

How we damage our confidence

How we damage our confidence

June 19, 2020

In this episode I am talking about the common ways that our thoughts can damage our confidence. This is a really important part of understanding why we get anxiety as often anxiety comes from a lack of self-confidence.

I also chat through some techniques that you can try yourself to combat these thoughts and avoid self destructive behaviours so that you can build a calm and realistic self-confidence.

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