Posts tagged with "Anxiety"



2020 · 23. January 2020
Stethoscope by laptop.
All of us occasionally worry about our health. For some people, however, the worry is not occasional, but persistent and excessive. In last week's Southern Star, I asked: how is health anxiety different to other forms of anxiety and how can it be treated?
2019 · 18. December 2019
Socially-anxious woman.
Office parties, getting together with extended family, meeting up with old friends and acquaintances – Christmas is a social time, but what if the thought of socialising fills you with anxiety and dread? My column in last week's Southern Star explored how to beat social anxiety, or "self-consciousness on steroids", as one expert calls it.
2019 · 14. November 2019
Depressed thinking.
There are no shades of grey with black-and-white thinking, I argued in last week's Southern Star; everything is great or awful, hot or cold, feast or famine.
2019 · 18. July 2019
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton offers some mental health tips for parents who may be concerned about their teenage children.
2019 · 04. July 2019
Socially-anxious man.
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton explains why we should not allow our feelings to guide our actions and beliefs.
2019 · 20. June 2019
Woman laughing.
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton explores what Worry Trick author Dave Carbonell has to say about laughing at your worries.
2019 · 06. June 2019
Number 13.
In last week's Southern Star, I explored the downsides of superstitious thinking. The column is reproduced below. Are you superstitious? Would you feel uncomfortable if you walked under a ladder or lost a lucky charm you carried around with you? Or perhaps you think there’s probably no truth to these old notions, but there’s no harm in heeding them anyway? Is this true? Are these just harmless quirks? Or can holding onto superstitious beliefs get you into trouble? Certainly, many people are...
2019 · 23. May 2019
Woman at airport.
Afraid of flying? My column in last week's Southern Star offered some CBT tips on fear of flying. Summer’s here and many people are looking forward to holidaying abroad in the coming months. If you have a fear of flying, however, then holiday plans are likely to trigger feelings of dread and anxiety. Around one in four people are nervous about flying. Some people experience mild anxiety; others experience absolute terror. The reasons can vary. Some focus on flight safety, fearing the plane...
2019 · 02. May 2019
"I can’t do it", "I didn’t have time", "I have to" – we have more freedom to choose than we think, says Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton.
2019 · 04. April 2019
Worried woman
Are you a worrier? Prone to 'what if?' thinking? Does worry make you feel safer? Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton offers advice on kicking the worry habit.

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