Covid-19 infections can lead to mental health issues

There have been some worrying reports in the media recently about the long term effects of Covid-19 infections. As time progresses we are learning more about the illness and its effects both short and long term on the mind and body. Research find high levels of  anxiety, depression, insomnia and PTSD A recently released Italian […]

Workplace Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic

Workplace Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic? Like many of us, you may have been working from home since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we are being encouraged to return to our offices in an attempt to get the economy back on track and to get used to a different way of living in the […]

Face covering and Mask Anxiety

When did mask anxiety start? Once lockdown is beginning to be lifted, the Government decided that face masks must be worn in shops from Friday 24th July by law. People who do not obey the new rules will face up to a £100 fine. Of course, we all want to help stop the spread of […]

Stress related to Covid-19 has steadily fallen

A study conducted by University College London has reported some interesting findings about anxiety and the lockdown due to Covid-19. Stress related to the Covid-19 pandemic has steadily fallen since lockdown began, along with general levels of anxiety, according to UCL’s Covid-19 study, the UK’s largest study on adults’ wellbeing and mental health during the […]

5 things Social Anxiety Prevents

Social anxiety prevents us doing and feeling lots of things in life. It can make us appear less able than we really are, and it can prevent us opening up to others emotionally. Our anxiety becomes the main focus. Social anxiety prevents us from feeling confident about ourselves. Our self-esteem is usually low even though […]

Social Anxiety Therapist near me

Looking for a Social Anxiety Therapist near me? I am Gillian Wingard. For 25 years I worked in the fast-paced, continually-changing corporate world of sales and recruitment as a senior manager. I witnessed first-hand how stress and anxiety in such a pressure-cooker environment affects people at all levels. That’s why I started Behavioural Freedom. I […]

Self-help for Social Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Social Anxiety Social anxiety is far more common than we might think and most of us have suffered from social anxiety in one form or another during our lives. It manifests itself as a fear of rejection or being judged or embarrassed in front of other people. It leads to avoidance behaviour and can have […]

What causes Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is far more common than we might think and most of us have suffered from social anxiety in one form or another during our lives. But what causes social anxiety? It manifests itself as a fear of rejection or being judged or embarrassed in front of other people. It leads to avoidance behaviour […]

CBT for social anxiety may have a protective effect on cells

Science Daily reports that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for patients with social anxiety not only helps to reduce anxiety levels but also seems to protect against accelerated cellular ageing. These are the findings of a study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Translational Psychiatry reports. “This is the first step towards better […]

Social Anxiety is the third largest mental health problem

The Social Anxiety Association report that Social Anxiety is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. Social anxiety causes chronic anxiety and fear over social situations.  It prevents people from leading the life they want; it stops them from taking the job they are good at doing; it prevents them from […]