Managing Anxiety through Mindful Activity What does a human have in common with a cow? Well, just like a cow chews their cud (called rumination) humans have a tendency to ruminate, but in a different way. Often our minds like to mull over topics, events, problems, conversations, past, present or […]
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Think about your email that gets filled up with lots of emails every day. We have our inbox for important emails and we have a junk mail folder for things that don’t really matter. Now imagine that our email didn’t know how to organise […]
Anxiety is a fear-based emotion that is experienced by all human beings, including children, just like every other emotion. Anxiety is an emotion that arises when we are scared of something and when we feel threathened in some way. Sometimes anxiety can be hepful in order to keep us safe, […]
Treatment for Childhood Trauma What is Trauma? When I was studying to become a psychologist, I learned about a study called the Adverse Childhood Experiences study1 (or ACE’s), and it blew my mind, broke my heart, and lit my heart full of passion all at once. The study found that […]
Many adolescents and adults end up in a hospital emergency department thinking they are having a heart attack only to be told it is anxiety. This can be very confusing as the physical symptoms of a panic attack are incredibly intense and terrifying with panic attack suffers frequently reporting an overwhelming sense that they are dying.
Typically there are a number of factors that contribute to the experience of anxiety and rarely is there anyone cause. The experience of anxiety differs from person to person depending on their genetics, life, upbringing and unique personality characteristics. Nevertheless, we have come up with the top five anxiety causes listed here.