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obsessive thoughts

The obsessive thoughts that shrink your world

Obsessive thoughts take up a large part of my daily thinking. I often liken it to having a noisy neighbour – or someone holding a gramophone against my ear when I’m trying to work! It can be incredibly distracting. In this post I’m going to describe what obsessive thoughts look like for me and also… Continue Reading →

Should Christians be wary of counselling?

Christianity and counselling – two things I’m very interested in, being a Christian and a person who’s received a lot of counselling – and indeed as a person who hopes to be a counsellor one day! In fact we’ve been discussing this topic in our home groups recently. Personally, I’m a huge advocate of person-centred… Continue Reading →

Does hypnotherapy work?

Does hypnotherapy work? It’s a good question! I received some when I was in my third year at uni, in an attempt to treat the anxiety attacks that were getting in the way of life. I underwent three private sessions and I was given a custom-made hypnosis CD to use at home, so that I… Continue Reading →

fear of rejection

How do you manage the fear of rejection?

I definitely have the fear of rejection. I suspect most people do, somewhere – in some form. When I think of rejection, I immediately think of romantic partners, my peer group and my work. The thought of being rejected in any of these spheres is a painful one. And yet the possibility of rejection is… Continue Reading →

What does a panic attack feel like?

Have you ever wondered, ‘What does a panic attack feel like?’ People often talk about them, but it can be hard to imagine what they feel like until you’ve experienced a panic attack for yourself. The symptoms can be frightening and confusing; an attack can come out of nowhere, and grip you in a vice…. Continue Reading →

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