Tips for Overcoming Anxiety and Panic – Part Two

In this second part of our two-part blog, we offer 5 more tips on how to better understand, manage and overcome anxiety. Accompanying the five tips are testimonials from some of our clients who have made use of them in therapy or coaching. For more information on anxiety, read our other blogs on How to sport the signs of an anxiety or panic disorder and Understanding the link between low self-esteem and anxiety.

Tips for Overcoming Anxiety and Panic – Part One

In our latest two-part blog, we offer some tips on how to better understand, manage and overcome anxiety. Each part details five tips and testimonials from some of our clients who have made use of them in therapy or coaching. For more information on anxiety, read our other blogs on How to sport the signs of an anxiety or panic disorder and Understanding the link between low self-esteem and anxiety.

Understanding the link between low self-esteem and anxiety

“Low self-esteem just makes everything more difficult. I feel as if I am interrogating myself constantly. I see threats everywhere – people, tasks. Even my dreams ‘attack’ me.” Sarah. In this blog we look at aspects of the relationship between low self-esteem and anxiety. Anxiety, as is now commonly known, is the emotion we feel when we are threatened and low self-esteem can be seen as a ‘threat’ to the individual and their ability to thrive and survive.

Ineffective therapy – when it’s time to change your therapist

Too may clients assume responsibility for indifferent, unhelpful therapy. People seeking support are struggling in one way or another and their mindset can be primed to assume fault lies with them. As a form of support, therapy can be life-changing and sometimes life-saving. At Conversations With Impact we believe therapists need to take significant responsibility for ensuring such outcomes. So, if you are unhappy with your current therapist or are anxious about returning to therapy due to negative prior experiences, how do you find a therapist who is right for you? In this blog we provide a helpful checklist of what to consider and look out for.

A Helpful Way to Understand Your Stress

Your emotional brain can’t talk to you like I can. I think it would like to because then you would understand it better. Lacking the power of speech is very frustrating for your emotional brain because so much of what it has to say to you – gets lost in translation. It can’t even write you an email or send you a text. So your emotional brain uses the only form of communication available to it: emotion. And the most common emotion it uses is stress.

How to Deliver an Interview With Confidence – Tell Your Story

Is there anything to compare with the task of convincing someone they should employ you? Interviews are stressful and high risk and yet we know that those on the other side of desk do want to employ someone. In this blog I share some thoughts on increasing the chances that they choose you – through the art of narrative or storytelling.

How to Spot the Signs of an Anxiety or Panic Disorder

Throughout your life, it’s normal to experience a sense of anxiety, fear and even panic, when you’re facing a scary or threatening situation, or you’re in danger. These are natural emotions, connected to our internal “flight or fight” response (see our previous blog, Learning How to Manage Your Anger , which explains this in more detail). However, the problem begins when people start to feel these emotions on a day-to-day basis in non-threatening situations. When this occurs, it can often indicate that someone is suffering with a form of anxiety. According to ‘Anxiety UK’ stats, around 3 million adults suffer from anxiety nationwide and there are many different types, including panic disorders.

Why is Personal and Professional Development Important? PPD

If you’re working in a large company, or you’re in a profession such as law or finance, the term ‘Personal and Professional Development’ (PPD) may be very familiar to you. However, this is not just corporate jargon. Everybody can benefit from personal and professional development at some point in their lives. Unless you are obligated in some way, usually, the need arises when something is lacking in your life. This could be a feeling of unfulfillment, a lack of meaning or a sense of purpose. You may not be leading the lifestyle you desire. You could be trapped in a relationship or stuck in a job that does not give you the rewards that you once hoped it would. However, sadly, most people are often unaware of the benefits of PPD and continue to lead lacklustre lives.

How to stop procrastinating

How often do you find yourself procrastinating? Do you regularly put things off that you know you need to do? Most of us put off unpleasant tasks from time to time, but if you continually struggle to make decisions and get things done, there may be some underlying issues. Research suggests that many people procrastinate as a way of coping with negative emotions associated with certain tasks. The problem arises when people stop making any significant progress in their lives as a result of continually postponing positive activities that would, in fact, help them to move forward and lead much happier lives. In this blog, we explore some of the underlying issues connected to procrastination and ways you can break the cycle…

Stress in the Workplace

In our modern age of technology, we now have the ability to work 24/7 and this has led to a steep increase in the number of people suffering from work-related stress. Whether you are employed by a company or you run your own business, it can be hard to switch off from your day-to-day responsibilities. Stress has been linked to cancer, mainly due to sufferers tending to resort to unhealthy habits, such as smoking, heavy drinking and overeating. As such, stress is now a permanent fixture on the NHS and government’s agenda in terms of being a major health risk. In this article, we explore the tell-tale signs of stress, sharing tips on when it could be time to consider seeking help.