Avoiding disappointment

We live with two motivations: avoiding what we don’t want, and seeking what we do want. Inherent to this approach is disappointment, failure, loss, self-criticism and depression. So why do we do it, and is there another way? From about two years old, we begin to understand that we are separate from our mother, and …

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Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is very common; 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a response to a real or perceived stress or danger. As a threat is identified by the amygdala or ‘fear centre’ in the brain, cortisol is released and adrenalin gets pumped through the body to enable it to cope …

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