We feel anxious when we are worried, tense, or afraid - especially about an event that is approaching in the near future, or one that we believe could occur in the future.
Anxiety is a natural human response that arises whenever we feel threatened. It takes the form of thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. The earliest humans needed fast, powerful reactions caused by fear because they were often in physical danger. Nowadays, there are no such dangers but our mind still works the same way by going into so-called "Fight, Flight or Freeze" states.
The Fight, Flight, Freeze response is the body's automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger.
What can anxiety feel like?
Fear and anxiety make your mind and body work very quickly. Here are some examples of what might occur when you feel fearful or anxious.
You may feel that your heart beats very fast or irregularly.
You breathe very fast
Your muscles can feel weak
You might sweat a lot
You have a hard time concentrating
You could feel dizzy
You may feel cold
You might have a loss of appetite and can't eat
How can I help myself?
Face your fear:
When you avoid situations that scare you, you might stop doing things you need or want to do. You won't have the opportunity to test whether the situation is always as bad as you expect, so you miss the opportunity to figure out how to manage your fears and reduce your anxiety.
Learn about your fear:
Learn as much as you can about your fear or anxiety. Keep a diary or thought record to keep track of when it occurs and what happens. You can try setting up small, realistic goals to face your fears.
Keeping a list of things that help when you are likely to become anxious or frightened can be a helpful way of eliminating the beliefs behind your anxiety.
Relaxation techniques are beneficial to both your mental and physical well-being. Even just dropping your shoulders and breathing deeply can help. Or imagine yourself in a relaxing place. You can also learn skills like yoga, meditation, and massage.
You can reduce your level of anxiety by eating a lot of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding too much sugar. Dips in your blood sugar can cause anxiety. Avoid drinking too much tea and coffee because caffeine can increase anxiety.
Drink alcohol in moderation:
Many people drink when they feel nervous. Some people call alcohol "Dutch courage", but the after-effects of alcohol can make you feel even more frightened and anxious.
NLP Practitioner 2020 - 2021
Even during times of uncertainty and in the middle of a
series of government restrictions, we have recently completed our highly
experiential and comprehensive, 16-day NLP Practitioner course which has been
accredited by the International NLP Trainer’s Association (INLPTA).
The majority of the course was delivered in person at a
rural golf course in Kent in the South-east of the UK providing the students
with a welcome break from the general hustle and bustle and noise of life that
we used to create a safe space of study.
Due to some government restrictions, we did have to conduct some of the
training online via Zoom which was an interesting task, not least because of
technical issues which were resolved.
Each student on the course gained a substantial amount of
knowledge and experienced many things that they had never experienced before as
we worked through the numerous exercises that are specifically designed to
enhance the training.
On the first day of the NLP Practitioner course, it became
apparent that one of the students was somewhat sceptical at reaching the course
objectives however, as the course progressed, the student in question became
more engaged and curious about exactly how NLP can be used in her life, with
her family, friends, colleagues, and clients.
The course itself is designed to not only teach the
participants most of the key skills, tools and techniques that they need to
conduct successful NLP sessions with their clients, it also pushed (gently of
course) every one of them outside their comfort zone and at times, it got quite
One of the students said, “I have never understood so much
about how I operate before and when I started the course, I was more likely to
want to understand the exercise from a logical, cognitive way before I’d do the
exercise and take the learnings from the experience.”
They added that “one of the main phrases around NLP arena is
‘The learning is in the doing’, quite simply put, even though we think we
understand the exercise, you don’t begin to deeply understand until you’ve done
it and experienced it for yourself”.
Ada, another student said that she thought the course was life
changing because it had opened her mindset and thought that she was more able
to communicate with her clients better.
If you’re interested in taking part in our next NLP course, or
have any questions then please feel free to contact us or email email@example.com
Reboot your life
We've completed the first 'Reboot your life' programme and we've presented the certificates to the wonderful group above.
Congratulations to all of the participants who learned some amazing things in order to help them to take control of their lives so that they can live their life their own way.
The 6-week programme covered:
Understanding state, controlling our emotions
Advanced communication techniques and models including how to be more effective in conflict resolutions and negotiation.
Learning about the human needs and how we 'play out' each of these needs through our shadow-selves and archetpyes.
How to understand the world from other perspectives and increase the options that we perceive available to us.
We learned the basics of self-development and began to make immediate changes.
Amy, one of the students said "This course has been absolutely fantastic because I have a much better understanding of myself now and I am able to communicate with my children better" she added "I can't wait to train further and learn more about NLP and how I can use it in my life"