Suicidal Today I admitted to my husband and to my boss that I was feeling suicidal. I’d been holding this feeling in and not wanting to tell anyone, mostly because I don’t want anyone to worry. (this is apparently really common). But because I’ve been here before, and I know the importance of reaching out… Read More How keeping a Journal can help with Anxiety & Depression
The following blog post will describe for you the TFB cycle, and explain a little about what it means, how it works, etc. this is a useful tool to use during CBT training to help you understand the things you’re struggling with. The idea is this; your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are not separate, but… Read More The Thoughts Feelings Behaviours Cycle (TFB)
In the same way that not all OCD sufferers have an issue with constant hand washing (although that is a common one) Anxiety suffers aren’t all ‘triggered’ by the same types of situations or events. It can be difficult for non-anxiety sufferers to fully understand anxiety, so with this post I hope to shed some… Read More What triggers anxiety?
Both Anxiety Disorder and the variations of Depression are common mental health disorders which are sadly becoming more and more commonplace. It’s often difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins. Some people suffer with just 1 and some people suffer with both of these disorders. I have both and am learning to… Read More Anxiety or Depression? Or Both?
When you find yourself at a point where you cannot face your day job, because your depression or anxiety has gotten too much recently… sometimes you do just need to take a step back, even if it is just for a day, to look after yourself. Sometimes, when it all gets too much; that can… Read More Off sick with Anxiety &/or Depression
CBT Stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT uses the idea that your thoughts influence your feelings – so; what you think in your mind, will then control how you feel emotionally. Therefore, by learning to acknowledge, accept and then challenge your thoughts; you can then influence whether or not those thoughts have an effect on… Read More What is CBT?
What is ATS®? check out www.FCBD.com!!! My favourite youtube video gives a great idea of the magic of ATS® dance ATS stands for American Tribal Style®. It is a form of improvisational belly dance created by Carolena Nericcio; the director of a dance company called Fat Chance Belly Dance®. Rather than the dancers standing in… Read More What is ATS®?
What is an ATS® costume? “I can only speak for my troupe in terms of the evolution of costuming style. My teacher, Masha, encouraged us to wear a choli and pantaloons, a fringe shawl, lots of big chunky jewelry and a headdress or some sort of embellished hair worn up. The coin bra was optional.… Read More The American Tribal Style Bellydance Costume
We talk a lot in the recovering-from-depression / living-with-anxiety world about this thing called self-care. Self-care is so personal to each and every one of us. My idea of self-care could be completely different to other people’s experience of self-care. I also feel like, my idea of self-care, is the opposite to what my Myers… Read More What does ‘self-care’ mean exactly?
STOP FUCK THIS Back up. Shut down. Switch off. Numb numb numb. When you find yourself in the middle of what appears to be a hopeless situation, or a conflict, or just a feeling … like… “I can’t do this anymore” (whatever ‘this’ is), sometimes, if you’ve been bottling things up or holding on strong… Read More When the going gets tough