Posts tagged with "Worry"



2021 · 04. November 2021
Relaxing on beach with books.
I recently talked about exposure therapy and the importance of facing your fears. But what if you fear the thought of relaxing and being 'too happy'? One way of changing this mindset is by devising what I call emotional exposures. This article explores the aim of these emotional exposures: to drop that guard, to give give yourself permission to hope and be happy.
2021 · 07. October 2021
Woman worrying.
Relaxation is good for all of us. If you’re a worrier, however, you may well find that you actively resist relaxation, instead choosing to continue worrying. Why? My latest column explores research showing that worriers don’t like negative emotional contrasts – for example, when you suddenly go from feeling relaxed or upbeat to feeling stressed or fearful. To avoid this negative emotional shift, you stay on guard and continue to worry.
2020 · 27. August 2020
Cancelled exams, predictive grades, online classes – 2020 has been an enormously uncertain year for young people. My latest column offers some pointers as the school year resumes amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020 · 25. June 2020
All is well written in sand.
Do you frequently try to manage your worries by seeking reassurance? It's human to want a little reassurance when times are tough, but excessive reassurance-seeking doesn't help you manage anxiety – it perpetuates and worsens it. This article explains why and offers advice on how to kick the reassurance habit.
2020 · 26. March 2020
Coronavirus woman wearing mask.
These are anxious times. In last week's Southern Star, I offered some advice on how to manage anxiety over the coronavirus.
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 · 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.