Being Well in Suffolk

Anxiety

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We can spend a lot of time worrying about things that are never going to happen. And even if they do, all our worrying will make us much less effective in dealing well with any situation.

Anxiety disorders and depression are among the top problems in the western world. Around 10% of the population will suffer panic attacks, phobias or anxiety disorders in a given year, yet only a small fraction of them will actually receive treatment. It is estimated that there's been a greater change in our environment and social order in the last 30 years than in the past 300 years (Bourne 1990). Any change causes stress and anxiety. We have not had sufficient time to adapt and adjust to the changes.

There are many ways to help us manage our anxiety, here is one:
The AWARE technique 
The key to reducing your anxiety is to accept it completely. Fighting it further stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and releases more stress hormones.

  1. Accept the anxiety. Decide to be with the experience rather than to fight it. Replace you anger or rejection of it with acceptance.
  2. Watch your anxiety. Observe it without judging it to be good or bad. Be detached from it. Move into your 'observing self' and study it . Be curious. Rate it from 1-10 noticing when it goes up and down. Remember that you are not your anxiety. Be in the anxiety state but not of it.
  3. Act with the anxiety: Keep behaving normally and doing what you intend to do. Breath normally, in a relaxed way. If you run from the situation the anxiety will go down but your future anxiety will go up. If you stay you will decondition the anxiety.
  4. Repeat the steps: Continue accepting your anxiety, watching it and acting with it until it goes down to a comfortable level.
  5. Expect the best: What you fear most may never happen. Why not surprise yourself the next time you have anxiety by the effective way you handle it with the above steps?

    (Adapted from Beck, Emery and Greenburgh 1985)

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We offer the following services that can help with anxiety

Mindfulness Day retreats

The Day Retreats coincide with the ending of the 8 week courses; for current course participants it's an opportunity to consolidate learning with sustained periods of continuous practice. Previous course graduates and other folks experienced in the mindfulness perspective are also welcome to join us.
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Mindfulness Drop-in group

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Woodbridge
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Person-centred therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.

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CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment taking a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
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M'fulness Course Woodbridge

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating a personal/professional mindfulness practice
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Mindfulness Course Ipswich

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating one's personal/professional mindfulness practice
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The EGym Meet Up

Do you have a '5 a day' system to keep you emotionally well? Come along for inspiration, information and fun ways to improve your mental wellbeing day to day. In the informality of the Tour Bike Café we will sit in comfy sofas meeting each other a bit and also hear about the PSN CCI Network and some training coming up in November. Do message us via Meet Up us if you want more info
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We have a number of events that could help you with anxiety

Mindfulness Drop-in group
Mindfulness in the presence of like-minded others
Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging session in Ipswich
2018 Dec 19
Wed - 19:00 to 20:30 Online Discount
The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2019 Jan 14
Mon - 19:00 to 21:00
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The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2019 Jan 15
Tue - 17:30 to 19:30
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15% off
PSN CCi Part 1 - it's a 3 Day Course
Free for Life emotional Support and friendship
The PSN CCi network is a community of people who have been trained to use peer support for themselves and each other, to make a difference in their own lives and in the world around them.
2019 Jan 17
Thu - 09:30 to 16:30
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10% off
Day Retreat for Mindful Practitioners
Deepening in practice - a day of sustained engagement
A day for coming back to yourself
2019 Mar 02
Sat - 10:00 to 17:00
Mindfulness in Nature, spring retreat
Coming to our senses in Nature
Retreat into13 acres of mediaeval woodland
2019 May 03
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2019 May 05
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15% off