Ten Tips for Supporting Your Partner with OCD – By Dan Jones

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be debilitating for those suffering with it, but it can also be difficult for family members of the individual with OCD. Here are ten top tips that a partner of someone with OCD can do to help. Carrying out all of these tips is the ideal scenario, but like many … Continue reading Ten Tips for Supporting Your Partner with OCD – By Dan Jones

The Relaxation Response – By Dr David Lewis

There is nothing especially difficult about learning to relax. Most people can acquire the skills needed in just a few weeks of regular practice. Once mastered these procedures may be used anywhere and at any time to help you cope with stressful or challenging situations. When you are ready to make a start sit or lie … Continue reading The Relaxation Response – By Dr David Lewis

How To Wrestle Alligators – Without Being Eaten Alive! – By Dr David Lewis

A therapist friend once remarked to me that while some of us have more alligators to wrestle with in life, and although some of us are better at alligator wrestling than others, there will come a time in everyone’s life when even the best alligator wrestlers are at risk of being eaten alive! By this … Continue reading How To Wrestle Alligators – Without Being Eaten Alive! – By Dr David Lewis

How to Overcome a Fear of Flying – By Dr David Lewis

Even those who fly frequently, on business or for pleasure, often feel highly anxious as they buckle their seat belts and listen to the engines starting up. If flying makes you fearful there is no need to allow those fears to spoil your next flight. https://soundcloud.com/dr-david-lewis/fly-without-fear-preview How fearful of flying are you? click to find … Continue reading How to Overcome a Fear of Flying – By Dr David Lewis

Do You Have a Phobia? By Dr David Lewis

A phobia is an intense, irrational, fear of something, someone or some situation. It is described as irrational since what is feared – thunder storms, birds, heights, flying in commercial jets, confined spaces and, in Europe at any rate, spiders – cannot normally cause any physical harm. No matter how irrational they may be to … Continue reading Do You Have a Phobia? By Dr David Lewis

Understanding Phobias, How They Arise and How to Overcome Them – By Dr David Lewis

Many millions of healthy men, women and children are made extremely frightened by things others see no reason to fear. This type of acute anxiety is called a phobia from the Greek word phobos meaning a ‘dread’ or ‘horror’. Phobias are described as ‘irrational’ because the many things sufferers fear – from beetles and birds to thunderstorms and spiders … Continue reading Understanding Phobias, How They Arise and How to Overcome Them – By Dr David Lewis

Understanding and Controlling Your Anxiety – By Dr David Lewis

The Chinese sage Lao-Tse commented that: The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.’ This certainly holds true when it comes to anxiety and stress. In my workshops I sometimes set light to a scrap of paper and show how easily the flames can be extinguished using a small … Continue reading Understanding and Controlling Your Anxiety – By Dr David Lewis

Making Sense of Your Panic Attacks – By Dr David Lewis

If you suffer from panic attacks you probably go to great lengths to hide the fact from others. Even from members of your own family. This can be pretty hard when your heart is racing heart, your hands or feet tingling, you have a pain in your chest and an upset stomach, feel dizzy and … Continue reading Making Sense of Your Panic Attacks – By Dr David Lewis

The Anxiety Antidote – By Dr David Lewis

There is an antidote to anxiety called the Relaxation Response. It comprises some easily mastered exercises that can be learned at any age. Watch the preview below as I take a client through a relaxation training session. https://vimeo.com/130767547 Learning to relax away your tensions is a valuable skill that requires only a little practice to master. … Continue reading The Anxiety Antidote – By Dr David Lewis