Tom’s story of Health Anxiety and how he overcame it

Health anxiety can be defined, in simple terms, as a condition in which someone worries too much about their health without any medical reasons to do so. It is sometimes considered to be a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In this blog, we look at health anxiety through the experiences of Tom, who overcame his health anxiety with our help.

How to build assertiveness

Assertiveness is an important social skill and is either being sought or developed by people in a wide-variety of contexts and situations. By building assertiveness, you will be making a significant contribution towards your mental health and emotional wellbeing. This is because assertiveness goes hand-in-hand with good levels of self-esteem and self-worth. Assertiveness can also be important to someone’s overall Personal and Professional Development.

However, if assertiveness does not come easily to you, or you need to update this skill due to a change in circumstances, our blog has some helpful strategies to get your assertiveness to where you want it to be.

How to build assertiveness in relationships

“It is naive to think that self-assertiveness is easy. To live self-assertively–which means to live authentically–is an act of high courage. That is why so many people spend the better part of their lives in hiding–from others and also from themselves.” Nathaniel Branden

It is often said that assertiveness occupies the middle ground between passivity and aggression. Assertiveness involves communicating feelings, beliefs and thoughts confidently and openly, and defending personal rights and values in a socially acceptable, non-offensive, and non-destructive manner.