Mental Health Awareness Week.
To help raise awareness and share useful information we will be taking one common mental health problem every day and providing a master list of links to as many of our resources, articles and information about that topic that we can fit into a blog post!
We encourage you to SHARE, EXPLORE and DISCUSS the information in these posts so we can help change how we view and treat mental health for the better.
Today we will look at ANXIETY:
Anxiety is a gift from nature because it aids survival — none of us would live long if anxiety didn't stop us from taking foolhardy risks! But, like anything else, excessive anxiety can be problematic and become as disabling as any chronic physical illness.
Excessive fears and worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress reactions are all forms of out of control anxiety.
If you suffer from one of these conditions, or if your days are blighted by continual low-grade anxiety, it can feel as if life your will never be normal again, as if something alien is in control of you. Anxiety leads to depression, so it's important to tackle as soon as you can.
INFORMATION & MENTAL HEALTH TIPS
What is anxiety and how to deal with anxiety attacks: http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/anxiety.htm#.VVCDC2Z7vJw
We worry about unmet emotional needs. What are these needs and how can we get them met? Start here to learn about emotional needs (human givens): http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/human-givens.htm#.VVDs02Z7vJw
Anxiety and worrying play a big role in the cycle of depression. Find out more about the cycle of depression here:
Worrying drains your motivation, but how? Here's the answer: http://blog.humangivens.com/2014/12/worrying-drains-your-motivation-but-how.html
Why do you wake up tired after too much worrying? http://blog.humangivens.com/2012/09/why-do-i-wake-up-tired.html
One of the best ways to calm anxiety is to use '7/11 breathing', but what is it and how does it work?
If you are have excessive #anxiety and would like to see an effective therapist, please see our register of Human Givens Therapists: http://www.hgi.org.uk/register/index.htm
Strategies to stop worrying: http://blog.humangivens.com/2012/07/how-to-stop-worrying.html
3 ways to relax immediately: http://blog.humangivens.com/2013/11/3-ways-to-relax-immediately.html
What have you got going for you? More than you think:
View all our Mental Health Tip blog posts in one place:
Take our popular online course on understanding and managing Anxiety: http://hgonlinecourses.com/understanding-anxiety-online-course
Or book a day of face to face training in the UK city nearest you: Understanding Anxiety and managing it without drugs: http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/anxiety-management.html
In this year's Mental Health Awareness week there is a focus on how mindfulness can help promote good mental health, especially with anxiety. Take the course that explores how mindfulness can help:
Mindfulness in Human Givens practice: http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/mindfulness-in-HG-practice.html
How to master anxiety - All you need to know to overcome stress, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, obsessions and more... This self help book by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell is down-to-earth, easy-to-read and a life changer:
Human Givens: A new approach to emotional health and clear thinking: http://www.humangivens.com/publications/human-givens-book.html - find out how the human givens approach can revolutionise mental health treatment.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Share this post, learn as much as you can about what promotes good mental health and always strive to create a life that meets as many of your innate emotional needs as possible for yourself and everyone around you.
What are our innate emotional needs (human givens)? http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/human-givens.htm#.VVB-02Z7vJw
How you can support the Human Givens Foundation: http://www.hgfoundation.com/how_you_can_help.html
Thank you for reading.
P.S. - Sign up for a FREE Human Givens Webinar on How to Reduce Anxiety in Students and Young People with Gareth Hughes on Wednesday 3rd June