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By Jenny Gould, Mar 20 2018 05:27PM



MAGICAL THINKING & OBSESSION

Anxious people often have a lot of ‘free floating’ anxiety, which allows anxiety to attach itself to many different aspects of life. It can lead to obsessive thinking and even progress to become obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - a bit like having a relentless slave driver inside your head! We are prone to ‘magical thinking’ too, perhaps imagining that we can cause or avert disasters, for example “if I don’t sit on the aisle seat the plane will crash”.

These usually begin in childhood, for example the idea that if we tread on the cracks in the pavement something terrible will happen. If we make a habit of indulging in this type of thinking then patterns become established which take some effort to break. It really is about stepping back and regularly noticing what messages you’re giving to yourself – and how you are ‘doing’ anxiety.Then practice replacing your main worries with positive thoughts and imagery and do that often. Slowly the neurons that have wired together will loosen their grip.


Taken from my book MANAGING ANXIETY AT WORK published by Bookboon.com



By Jenny Gould, Oct 7 2016 11:24AM


Disturbing new data from NHS Digital shows that one in five women reported a common mental disorder such as anxiety and depression in 2014, compared with one in eight men.


The study of mental health and wellbeing is based on research on 7,500 members of the public – just over 300 of them were women aged 16-24. The 2014 data showed the gender gap in mental illness had become most pronounced in young people, and had increased since the first survey in 1993.


Young women are the highest risk group in England for mental health problems, according to the data with this age group also showing high rates of self-harm and post-traumatic stress.Clinical hypnotherapy can be more effective than medication in dealing with anxiety, depression and

similar issues. Therapists who are registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy are urged to join the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) – the UK voluntary regulator set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists.


In treating people with anxiety and other CMDs, the NCH says: “A hypnotherapist can help assess the anxiety, identifying the root of stress or anxiety whether it is a situation, a physical issue, a past experience or a relationship.”


Using this information, the therapist will establish what goals the person wants to achieve in their mental life and work with them to reach these goals using a range of different techniques.


“After sessions with a hypnotherapist you may feel more confident; more relaxed in situations that have previously challenged you,” adds the NCH. “Many people say that they are calmer and that they have more clarity of thought – able to make decisions more easily.”


See the full article from NCH here:

https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/6450/common-mental-disorders-rise-among-young-women


By Jenny Gould, Jun 19 2013 03:00AM


British teenage girls struggling to control hormones argue with their mothers 183 times a year. Statistics show they also slam 164 doors, have 257 fights with siblings and fall out with their friends 127 times a year. Figures also stated that the girl only fully appreciates her mother’s efforts when she turns 23.


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