How to help your child deal with anxiety | Patient

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So relevant at the beginning of the new school year -via How to help your child deal with anxiety | Patient

Children model how their parents are handling stress and anxiety. Do you need support to manage your own anxiety?

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Quiet time….just be!

A busy household – part time intense job, teenagers, step-teenagers, animals, music, driving, stress, older active mum, working away husband, friends, learning and running a household. Quiet time I ask?

Essential…if you are going to keep your mind calm, your body functioning and your mental health in one piece.We all know this on some level but it is trying to fit it in.

So we need to develop strategies to make it happen.

Find a peaceful place – where you don’t have to overthink of anything, time for you to focus on the here and now. Focus on you! Even if only for 10-15 minutes each day:-

Walk the dog

Sit in the park

Plan a relaxing bubble bath

Walk through countryside

Reading a book or magasine

Gardening

Play sport or exercise class

Sing

Painting

These are some of the things I have tried .Whatever allows you to have that feeling of tuning out or ‘flow’ , where your mind switches off and you can just be. Be in the moment.

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With people demanding of your time and energy for much of the day, you need and deserve this time and space to replenish your energy levels.

If this is difficult for you, I know I have been there, plan to make it a priority ūüôā

What I can offer?

Initially we can discuss what you wish to make changes to. This can be done by telephone or email and can take a little time to unpick. I can explore what you wish to work on, discuss the options and make a plan to address your concerns. This consultation is free and necessary for both of us to establish how we can work together.

My particular interests are:-

Anxiety, confidence, phobias, pain management, weight loss, stop smoking, presentation skills, stress management, performance and sleep.

I specialise in weight management, particularly weight loss and can offer a Virtual gastric band. Also eating disorders, habits, pain control, stress management, exam nerves and confidence in relationships.

I can work with adults, teenagers and children.