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Welcome to the Anxiety 2 Confidence blog written by psychologist and hypnotherapist Siobhan Booth. The aim of this blog is to demystify anxiety and give you tools and techniques to cope and even thrive in this anxious world.

Self-compassion and compassion focused therapy (CFT)

I was extremely fortunate yesterday to attend a workshop on CFT delivered by Prof. Paul Gilbert OBE himself and what an eye opening and beneficial experience it was both personally and professionally. I was introduced to self-compassion during my last masters degree and came across the work of Dr Kristin Neff which was also incredibly…

What are the differences between hypnosis, meditation and mindfulness?

Hypnosis, meditation, and mindfulness are all techniques used to achieve a state of relaxation, concentration, and focus. However, they differ in their purpose, technique, and outcome. Hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestibility, where an individual is induced into a relaxed or sometimes trance-like state. It is often used for therapeutic purposes, to help people…

What are some mindfulness practices?

There are many different mindfulness practices you can try. Here are a few examples: Remember, the goal of mindfulness practices is to cultivate awareness of the present moment without judgment or distraction. You can choose the practice that resonates with you and make it a regular part of your daily routine.

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What is mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves training your mind to focus on the present moment without judgment or distraction. It’s a form of meditation that emphasises being fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in the moment. During mindfulness meditation, you sit quietly and focus your attention on your breath,…

How to manage anxiety

Anxiety is a common experience for many people, and it can be difficult to manage. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety caused by a specific situation or just have generalised anxiety, there are many ways to help manage your symptoms. In this blog post, we’ll explore some effective strategies for managing anxiety. Mindfulness involves being fully…

How mindfulness in nature can help with mental health

ne of the key things I have learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lock downs and restrictions is how much enjoying nature has been a huge part of helping my own mental health. Enjoying nature for me comes in many different ways including dog walking, horse riding and running and can often be a…

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