Fiona Brennan discusses how many of us are suffering low-level anxiety unnecessarily and unintentionally and offers great tips on how to combat anxiety attacks. Please see article in Irish Tatler at the links below. Anxiety attack Irish Tatler.
Until the birth of the Positive Psychology movement, most psychologists concerned themselves with fixing unhappiness, anxiety, stress and depression. By contrast, the basic premise of Positive Psychology is to reach beyond a normal state (where we feel we are merely coping or just plodding along) and to tap into our ability to flourish. In other words, to go beyond surviving to a state of thriving. Read more here…
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Katie Mythen-Lynch interviews Fiona Brennan, Clinical Hypnotherapist and creator of The Positive Habit, Six Pathways to Positivity – Digital, Self-Help Programme. Discussed is hypnotherapy, conscious eating and mindfulness and how to deal with negative thoughts, feelings, emotions or behaviour. Read more here…
For more information and to take the anxiety/self-esteem test to see if the program is right for you please visit thepositivehabit.com
‘I‘ve had lots of worries in my life, most of which have never happened.’
Negative thinking is a habit and habits can be broken. Negative self-talk (the inner critic) is often a habit of which we are not even aware.
By watching your thoughts, you can learn a lot about how your mind operates and the effect your thoughts have on your feelings and ultimately on how you behave. When you tell yourself that you have no energy, or that you are fed up, stressed and frustrated then that is what you will feel. Does this sound familiar? Please note that this is not your fault; the brain has a strong negative bias that is linked to our early survival instincts. Read more here…
The Rise of Online Therapy. The Positive Habit is discussed as an online, digital self-help programme by Katie Byrne in the Irish Independent, Life, Health and Wellbeing section. positive habit irish independent
Katie Byrne analyses the rise of therapy online and finds that it can be particularly useful for cognitive behavioural therapy and for self help courses like The Positive Habit. In addition, the ease of access is an important factor in explaining the rise as is the age profile of digital natives who are often more comfortable undergoing therapy online than face-to face.
Read more here…